In my previous blog post mentioned that I was making two 'quick' jackets (add crazy laughter here) from sweatshirt material as an antidote to the mental stress I had put myself under sewing the silk Tessuti dress. My DD had seen the line drawings for the burda jacket and requested it made out of my grey stash sweatshirting.
For some reason jackets and coats out of knits had been seen in the shops here over winter and my daughter likes the look. Like the indulgent parent that I am I agreed. Now the moral of this story is that you cannot make a tailored garment from a material that does not want to be tailored. Well you can but it won't look tailored which is, I suppose the whole point.
Don't pull those pockets! Of course not Mum...
DD loves it and went off to work wearing it this morning. But, my dear fellow sewists can I rant a little seeing you will understand?.. Making This Jacket Was A Pain in the A$$! In order to have a garment that would last more than a few washes I had to stabilize enough of the stress points for it to take a bit of a beating but leave enough freedom of movement to give it that *ugh* slouch..
Stabilized the armhole area as an afterthought...
The pattern has a cute back stand collar
Add bound buttonholes to the mix..and a lining out of one way stretch nylon with the stretch put cross ways for minimal stretch on the grain.
On a serious note this is a lovely casual jacket pattern and I do recommend it and I will eventually make it up double sided in two different coloured cottons as the pattern suggests. But first I am off to make up my (hopefully quick, stress free, easy) zippered spring jacket.
Happy sewing everyone.