I stuck to my sewing goal and created a second jacket from my Top 5 Jackets to make this winter. This was another BurdaStyle jacket made with some beautiful brown checked wool fabric for the outside and a plain light brown wool for the lining, both from Spotlight. This is also the fabric combination I used to create my long Wool Parka Jacket.
Description: Oversized and rounded collar flatters the decolleté and shoulders, while patch pockets and a double row of silver buttons are refined finishing details.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Boucle Jacket 114 02/19
Fabric: Wool from Spotlight
I found the collar on this one to be a little tricky stitching it with the lining but I persisted and finally got it sitting okay. I have to say the BurdaStyle patterns aren’t great if you’re a beginner jacket maker like myself. I think a few more picture diagrams would have helped.
I also found the sleeves to be quite short so I ended up creating a large cuff which I felt still suited this jacket. The fabric being quite thick also sits nicely and is very warm and snug. I highly recommend this wool fabric for this jacket pattern.
I also love the front features on this jacket including the double layer collar, front pockets and four buttons. Overall I’m really thrilled with the fabric, design and the fact that I achieved another sewing goal! I’m looking forward to wearing this one out with some cute brown boots!
While I was looking online I also found this jacket (pictured below) on The Iconic for $109. It’s very similar in colour but mine is lined with wool and still cost me less than half that price! What a great way to save money!
I hope you’re all enjoying your winter or summer sewing projects, depending on where you are in the world. Stay safe!
xx Erin xx