What a great little jacket! I love the curved lines, gathered and cuffed sleeves, and boxy look. And it’s a perfect length for throwing over shorts or jeans or pants.
Burda describes this as a snap-front jacket, because it has four sewn-on snaps inside the front facing. And the original pattern front actually closes well past the center point. However – I redrafted the front pieces to overlap an inch at the center front, and did not use the snaps at all. It’s just not a jacket I would wear closed.
Burda also suggests lining the jacket, which might be nice for a light color (it looks like I should have lined my shorts, but my camera settings are just not right. I’m used to shooting outside). No lining needed here. I just finished my edges to prevent the ravels, as my fabric is a linen/rayon blend.
I generally sew a size 40 in Burda, but went with a 38 in this jacket. It is plenty roomy, but I can’t really go down to a 36 – I need the width in my shoulders and back.
Part of the fun was in the topstitching detail. I used a thread that was just a little lighter than the fabric, and went to it!
The key to neat topstitching: no backstitching!
Bring threads to the wrong side, tie them off, and bury them!
I like it a lot and want more colors!
Bye for now – Coco