Monday, December 21, 2015

Burda 128 Jacket Update

I have been working on my Burda 128 Jacket hoping to have it ready for my cruise next month.  I have a glimmer of hope I will make it.

I like this pattern so far.  The number of pieces, the way it is assembled, and the way it is fitting.  By the way, I usually wear a 36 and this is a 38, so I think the sizing runs snug.  Or maybe I am just out of fashion.  I noticed when shopping for jackets with Joe last month most are slim or skinny fit.

The instructions need a lot of help.  There are not any drawings.  An advanced sewist could probably handle this.  The video is good, but the assembly instructions differ totally from the video. Therefore, follow one or the other.

The video actually has the vents being assembled backwards to convention.  I noticed, but did them the way showed.  I added binding to the vents since the video serged them.

The welt pocket video instructions weren't the greatest, but I did get it done.  I forgot I had some good instructions in my stack of sewing books.  I did remember I had good instructions for the lined-pockets.

The video also did not interface the chest piece and lapel because the sewest wanted a less formal look.   I added fusible interfacing.

Here I have the left side finished.  The right side just needs finishing sewed up.  Also the pockets need sewed on.

Left side finished

Inside left view. Notice how the facing goes to the side seam
and is neatly finished.

Close-up of welt pocket

Vent detail.  This jacket has dual vents.

Interior and exterior of lined pockets

Sewing being handled by my Viking 960

I need to finish the arms and arm linings and some other sewing to finish.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. This is looking great! Also kudos for making your own suit, it's never an easy process. One thing to keep in mind is in the pressing: you don't want to see the underside at all. So in the front, up until the roll line, the jacket front is rolled slightly over the facing. As it crosses the roll line into the lapel, you slip it the other way and the facing is rolled slightly over the facing. And all along the back, the upper collar is rolled over the undercollar. Steam is your friend in this :-P

    Good luck with the rest!

    -- Tegan

  2. Thanks for the tip. I have some more ironing to do.

  3. Looking great so far! I do agree with Tegan above. It's a good idea to always be pressing as you go along. Love the contrast binding.