samedi 13 octobre 2012

Tiny jackets

Whenever I find a design that works for me I make several versions of it so today I'm going to tell you about the many Burda easy sewing jackets I've been obsessed with lately.
I needed a simple, short, cardigan-like piece that would look good over my loose tops and even my retro style dresses but since I also wanted some definition to look slimmer I couldn't just opt for a cropped knit cardigan and needed something with denser fabrics and seams to give me structure.
I altered the original pattern so that the hem would hit my waist and the shoulders would be narrower and I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length because the weather's always hot where I live and I find this length more stylish anyway :) Oh and I kept the officer collar even though I'm planning on making my next one without a collar at all to give it a slight Chanel flavour.

First I used some stretch navy cotton:


Then I made one out of this excellent wax fabric:

I have another sober one out of grey denim:

And finally I'm making one with this incredible Bollywood fabric:

Have a nice weekend everyone, see you!

7 commentaires:

  1. oooh the wax fabric one... I think I'm in love :) That is so pretty and it looks so good on you!

  2. You certainly are on a winner with this pattern/style. It suits you and your lifestyle perfectly...can't wait to see how the next collarless one makes up, or what gorgeous fabric you use...

  3. Cute jackets! I always plan to make multiple garments from the same pattern, but by the time I'm done the one, I'm tired of the pattern and move onto something else. Good for you for sticking with it and getting all of these pretty jackets finished!

  4. Thanks girls, I'd better get started on the Bollywood one because the weather's getting seriously hot!

  5. All of them are beautiful! I can not decide which I like better. You are soooo productive!

  6. These jackets look fantastic on you. Which Burda easy fashion was it? It looks kind of familiar.

    1. Hey thanks tiger! The mag is the French fall/winter 2011 issue, n°34.