But a very different one to the last one. This pattern, Burda 7401 is a little out of my comfort zone and to take it further still I decided to use some stash fabric - a very safety-orange linen bought from The Fabric Collection.
And guess what - orange is as hard to photograph as black!
I love the peplum and how it falls in the back.
The construction is really interesting and makes this jacket fun to make ... except perhaps for the side panels which are under the arms... not for a beginner those ones...
There are clever pockets which are constructed in an unusual way with the facing making part of the pocket.
I used the overlocker to finish the exposed seams and pinked the ones that end up inside the facing. This is the inside of the jacket.
I am a little unconvinced by the ribbon tie and am thinking of removing it and using a hook and eye instead.
With the ribbon..
What do you think?
I haven't seen this jacket much before in sewing blog land but by lovely coincidence Carolyn has made this jacket recently for her daughter. She has styled it differently using the ties to wrap around the garment and making it 'boyfriend' style, slightly larger. It looks fab in pink silk and as usual her photos are glorious - if you haven't seen it yet the post is here.
Let me know what you think about the ties - I am really leaning toward the hook and eye but am reluctant to chop off the ties until I am sure... Ciao!