Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Suit


Please ignore all of the wrinkles...I jumped back in this suit a couple of days after it had been lying across a chair because I finally found someone who would take my pic.

Pattern Description: Princess seam jacket with Jabot collar and hidden closure

Pattern Sizing: size 38-46
I made the 44-46

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Ok, we are talking about Burda WOF here, so I guess I can say they were the usual..I just read them about 50 million times and slept with the magazine under my pillow hoping for a little osmosis. What didnt get absorbed thru that I just winged.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was looking for a jacket with a little something extra for my Easter suit. I went thru my Burda WOF archive and ran across this pattern from September 2005...(This is why we love Burda, this magazine is 5 years old and still right on time!) I love the tie collar!!! and I love the shoulder princess seams which I love for doing an FBA. The integrated pocket was a nice feature that was pretty easy once I figured out what to do.

Fabric Used:
I used some pale yellow linen blend that I think I got about 6 years ago from Walmart...Perfect color for my Easter suit. I went to Joann's to get some ambiance lining for my jacket and I found a whole bolt in the color called fluff on the clearance section for 3.00 per yard...Score...bought it all!!!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The jacket was already 26 inches long and I added 2 more inches to the length to make it 28 inches long. I also added 4 inches to the sleeve length and did a 2 inch FBA

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, this jacket is stylish and right on trend with the tie collar.

Love i!!!t. The pants are from Burda WOF 12-2005 which I will review soon. Here is a pic of the back view and the shoes I wore with the suit.


  1. Great suit and the shoes are fierce.

  2. That is an absolutely gorgeous summer suit!

  3. Very nice outfit! I love the collar and the hidden closure and the shoes!