|Reviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||12/31/02 5:03 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||I would definitely sew this pattern again|
|This is the jacket to the Burda coordinates pattern I reviewed earlier. The top I wrote about is a winner and so is the jacket. The end result looks just like the pattern picture.|
The jacket needs to be sewn from a very drapey fabric for the best effect. It also is helpful to choose a fabric that will steam into shape easily as there is a bit of turning edges on curves. I was able to topstitch these turned edges and steam them out flat. If you are using a polyester, it might be tricky to get a smooth finish. You also want to be careful to make the turned back edges neat as the back sides show. The shoulders are also a curved seam. These curves are the only thing tricky about the jacket. Otherwise it is easy to sew.
The sleeves are turned back which is why they look so short. You could wear them down for a full length sleeve if you prefer.