Friday, 23 July 2010

The Burdastyle Trench

The Burdastyle trench from 04/2010 style 123 is finished.

My little impulse coat from an unusual bargain table material has turned out just as good as I had hoped. The pleated sleeves give it a summery casual feel and the fact that the sleeves look good pushed up and crinkly also make this a good coat to wear over a nice dress to go out in.

I did not put a pleat in the back of the sleeves, but only because I am too short to wear the look.

I also made the coat a little narrower for the same reason.

I'm happy with the coat. Now if I can just stop my hair from sticking out...
I'm about to do a review on PR. I will add the link when I do. Seeya!


  1. That fabric is very nice and makes a lovely trench coat.

  2. What a lovely trench, your fabric and pattern choices are wonderful.

  3. How lovely to meet another Burda sewer - it's always a thrill especially one who makes coats!! This looks fabulous on you, great colour choice and lovely details.

  4. Lovely! I like the iridescence in the fabric- that's a great bargain table find!
    Thanks for the comment on my fit issues. That sounds right to me, because things usually fit me across the middle of my back, but then I have problems fitting the part between my shoulder blades and back of my neck. I'm still a beginner, but I'm finding that as I sew things that are a little more complicated the fit really makes a difference.
    I have a special place in my heart for Oz! I did my junior year of college in Newcastle :)

  5. I missed quite a few posts by being away: you made a beautiful coat. May I post a link to the instructions for the hem on the tutorials blog?

  6. Sigrid, yes you may post a link. I'd be honored to be in your tutorials blog.

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