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Saturday, 25 December 2010

A Jacket a Month for 2011: January Burda

I'd like to participate in 'A Jacket a Month for 2011' but I'll need to see how life works out over the next year or so.

January Burda is great and has a lot of very wearable clothes, which makes a nice change.
I was so entralled that I traced off the little bolero jacket 117 this evening and made a muslin.
The muslin showed it needed to be longer (if fabric allowed) and have the back neck taken in at the top for my forward head.
My fabric will be a coral embroidered faux shearling (From last year's Harrogate show), but I am not quite sure what to do about the edges. I could just cut them raw and then top stitch the edges to stop the layers separating too much.
I think I got my layout sorted this evening, but I'll save the cutting for when I am a bit fresher.
Pictures below show the bolero


Faye Lewis said...

That is the cutest little jacket. At the magnitude that you sew, you will probably be able to pull off "12 Jackets in one year". Me, I really don't think so since I tend to complicate projects so much. I wish you the best in what ever you decide to do.

Unknown said...

I can already tell that this jacket will be a success.