Hello everyone! I'm just checking in to let you all know that I am still making progress on my Burda jacket. As much as I desperately want to move on to something new, I am disciplining myself to stay focused only on this fashion sewing project. I really love the jacket's design and want to see it through to completion. The fit is off a little bit in the shoulders, but I think it will still be wearable. This is my trial run of making the pattern, so I will need to make an adjustment in this area on future versions, once I've recovered from making this one ;) Here are the completed cuffs:
I am learning so much as I read Sherry's posts for each step listed in her RTW Tailoring Sew-A-Long. All I have left to do is insert the shoulder pads and the grey Bemberg lining. Then make the front buttonhole. The next time you see this jacket I will be wearing it!
I had one, nearly fatal, mistake with the jacket this past week. Without realizing it, I sewed my first cuff upside down. Then I made all the buttonholes and CUT them. When I discovered I had done this step wrong I nearly panicked. I have long since thrown away any scraps I had of this fabric. Thank goodness I only made one cuff and caught the mistake. So instead of the cuffs being lined with the fashion fabric like the pattern recommends, I separated the two remaining cuff pieces and lined them with my rayon lining.
Disaster averted...this time.
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