Sunday, March 6, 2016

Burda 128 Jacket, Part Two

The Burda 128 jacket is coming along.  It is hard to believe it has been almost a month since my last blog.  Time flys when you are having fun!

I only have to finish the sleeve linings, sew the buttonholes, and other finishing touches.

The flaps and bags of the pockets are red.  I decided to make the front facings red to match.  Only problem was I did not like the red color for the lapels.  I decided to rip out the facings and make a two-tone facing.   The red would not show on the lapels this way.

This jacket has some firsts for me.  I made mitered corners on the cuff vents and also sewed faux buttonholes.  I also inserted shoulder pads and sleeve heads.

Joe and I stayed a few days with my parents this week.  We live 25 minutes away, but we stay over often.  Anyway, I took the jacket to do some hand sewing and used my Mom's iron.

Now I am shopping for a new iron for myself.  I thought my inexpensive iron was doing a good job.  What a joke!
Gravity feed steam iron.  Yea or nay?

Hopefully the jacket will be ready for a photo shoot soon.
Work in progress

Thanks for stopping.


  1. Nothing beats that huge shot of steam from a gravity feed. Check for complete units for about $100. Beats the heck out of those overpriced Rowenta irons.

  2. Your sleeves look beautifully set. Is anything more satisfying than a great looking sleeve???? Looking forward to seeing the finished jacket.

  3. It seems you're quite close to the end, looks great !

  4. What great pattern making! The seaming is a really lovely detail