Thursday, November 5, 2015

Burda 8/2015 #106A: A Velveteen Blazer


106b-082015-b_largeI sewed up this really great pattern last week and had this really cool black velveteen material and a super awesome red satin lining... and this faux leather that ended up just sucking the awesomeness from my blazer.  But it's kinda my fault, honestly.  I could have scrapped the pleather after realizing it was a slippery, stretchy material that didn't behave or sit flat or have the right hand to it.  But I was bent on a garment with faux leather embellishments.  But how cool is this with the contrast of the bold red lining!?

 
I feel like this ended up really amateur looking and homemade in some parts... but guess what... I'ma going to wear it any ole way (maybe)!! Even though I worked hard on it... muslin, alterations (minimal ones, though), loads of hand sewing... it just came out,  Not Right.  I'm not going to point out what's not right.  I used Burda 8/2015 #106A.  It's a lovely pattern (minus the usual lame directions... so bad.. like usual... I skipped them mostly).  I love the two piece sleeve, the seam in the center back as well as at the back waist... all elements that made the fitting easy. 


I cut my usual 42 bust and graded to a 46 hip.  I also added 1" (2 cm) length to the sleeve and length of the bodice, a standard alteration for me.  I had to about a 1/2" (1 cm) total to the front seams under the bust for a better fit. Otherwise, that's it for fitting.  I excluded some details of the pattern because I got so frustrated with the faux leather I forced myself to use... including the sleeve detail and changing the pocket up a little.   


If you want more about this blazer, you can see my blog over on Fabric Mart here.  I've got like 4 things I need to blog about that I've made including a Jalie zip top and an Ottobre sweater... and some other stuff my tired mom-brain won't let me recall at this moment.  Coming up in my sewing queue are JEANS and a winter coat and more running gear... I've got me an 8K coming this month raising money for our zoo here in Baltimore... I think I need some zebra stripes or giraffe prints or something!?

8 comments:

  1. You made MY jacket!!!! :)

    It looks great from here!! I've decided I must have it in winter white or a deep camel <3

    Seriously I think you need to rock this baby because it's gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks!! I try so hard not to ever point out my mistakes on my sewing projects to people... most likely no on would ever notice. I was THIS close to dark camel. I think it's on sale right now at that internet website that steals all of our disposable income in trade for hoards of fabric... FM!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. You look great! This jacket is all kinds of awesome!

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    1. Thanks, lady!! I may wear it this weekend at a night thing. That way no one (that would be me, really) will notice how it's not exactly perfect :)

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  3. This jacket looks great and I can't see any of the issues you alluded to.

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  4. Well I don't know where the imperfections or issues are but from the photos ... WOW.. I really like it! I would totally wear this if I were you!

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  5. I think it looks great, wear it with pride. The pleather may have been a pain to sew but it does give the jacket edge. Be happy it works.

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  6. Well from here, it looks pretty great! And kudos to you for even sewing with pleather - I hate the stuff! Made some pillows with it years ago and vowed never again! This jacket has such a great shape, and as often happens, I'd completely overlooked it until you made it up. And you're right - that bright red lining is pretty awesome!

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