Time to kick off my boots and enjoy a quiet weekend. As promised, I did get around to sewing this week! It was nice to have a mid-week break to get away from the drama of Monday.
BurdaStyle 01-2012-106 was the pattern of choice. I need a few warmer clothes for winter, and I've been eyeing up this jacket for a few weeks. Armed with some helpful hints from another blogger, I went forth!
- It's cosy!
- Frills! In a good way!
- The arms are baggy (because it's designed for a woven which needs ease). I don't regret making this from a knit though, because I find it infinitely more comfortable to wear - like a cardigan instead of a jacket.
- The arms are SHORT. This, I can't explain. The problem would be even worse with a woven. My arms are a fairly normal length, and I don't usually have this problem with BurdaStyle.
The vertical darts help this to fall better over my bust. I don't know whether they help or hinder, if you have a smaller bust! The seam up the centre back would also be good if you need to make adjustments for a sway-back.
Hand-sewing ruffles at shoulder height (as my dummy is my height, duh) is some sort of a crazy workout. I could, of course, have lowered my dummy. But it was 11pm on Thursday night, and logic had escaped me.
But it looks cool, right? I like it, anyway. I'm thinking about making a fastening at the front - sort of like on a duffel coat, but maybe with a great big diamante button or something.