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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

BWOF 04/2009 - 116 Jacket Finished

Finally!  Here's a reminder of the pattern;
Back in February, Sigrid made a lovely BWOF linen blouse/jacket and was wondering whether she should line it or not. I remember commenting that it would probably be quicker and easier to line it to get a neat finish on the inside. So why did I not take my own advice and instead choose to omit the lining in this jacket? That was definitely a question I was asking myself while putting this together, but basically I wanted it to be a light summer jacket that I could throw in the washing machine.

So after much hair loss here is the finished jacket, it's in a bright green linen (I am trying to inject more colour into my wardrobe this year) with white plastic buttons and white topstitching. My button spacing is a bit unconventional but this is what worked best for me!


The inside is finished in a whole bunch of ways depending on what would be obviously visible if I wore it open, which I will most of the time.


Overall I am happy with how this jacket turned out, it's a well drafted pattern, as we've come to expect and the instructions even make sense!


I feel like I have got good use out of my April issue and now plan to move onto May and try out some dresses.

35 comments:

Gail said...

Your jacket is beautiful. I love the colour and can see it working with lot of things.

Uta said...

Very pretty. The color suits you very well. And I love the white topstitching (which you did flawlessly!) for a summer garment. This would look great with white jeans!

Sew4Fun said...

Great jacket! Love the colour. I have a lot of this colour in my wardrobe. I love seeing others add more colour to their wardrobes. The world could do with more colour. :)

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Your jacket is fabulous !

...beautiful stitching.

Sara said...

This looks great, especially with the dark jeans! I like Uta's suggestion of white jeans, too. Nice work!

Lisette M said...

Great looking jacket!I love the color

Erica B. said...

Your jacket looks great! I love the color!

Amanda S. said...

OMG, so cute!!! I love the style and fit of this design, and the color is lovely as well. Great job!

cidell said...

Quite frankly I LOVE it. I love the color, I love the topstitching I even love how it looks inside. I love it.

Rachel said...

I love that jacket. It is GORGEOUS!!! I have had that pattern on my mind for awhile and I am definitely going to make one for Fall.

Dawn said...

Wow, I love what that white topstitching does for your jacket!

knitmachinequeen said...

That jacket is fantastic. You are making want to get a Burda WOF and try to make something from it. Also thanks for your comment on my Mini Wardrobe on PR. Hope I can count on your vote!

Audrey said...

Great looking jacket! I have personally been debating the lined vs. unlined (but neatly finished) issue for summer jackets. Your lovely work motivates me to try an unlined jacket.

Lindsay T said...

You know I love this jacket! Such a pretty color. I have to make this jacket and soon.

Susan said...

Great color choice with the buttons and topstitching. This looks fabulous!

gwensews said...

Very chic. The jacket looks great on you.

BConky said...

It looks wonderful. Love the color and the white buttons. So cute.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's beautiful! So springy and fresh-looking!

Shannon said...

Lovely jacket - the top stitching is exquisite!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That looks fantastic! I like your unconventional button placement. It works with all the topstitching.

Cindy said...

I love it. All of it--color, topstitching, pattern...Enjoy it!!

peacockchic said...

Love the jacket. It is on my list to be traced already!! LOVE.IT!

Lori said...

Very beautiful, the toptsitching is perfect.

Vicki said...

Wow, it turned out really well. Gorgeous colour.

j.kaori said...

Your jacket is stunning! The topstitching is beautifully done and the finishing on the inside is really nice. I'm working on an unlined project now, and while it is challenging to finish the seams neatly, the results are well worth it, and your jacket is a great example. Flattering color too!

Sigrid said...

Love all about your jacket: the color, buttons/topstitching in white, the inside finishing. And best of all: you look great in it and get a lot of wear out of this jacket.

Alviana said...

awesome jacket!
i'm planning to try this pattern to, someday when i have time and need it.
urs is very inspiring! :)

looking forward for the BWOF dresses :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful jacket! I love the white topstitching. I made a version of this one, too, and was really happy with how it turned out. Although your's is so pretty I might have to go back and make one from a solid color!

oasis said...

Your jacket looks terrific and the completions so welldone. Bravo!

Cennetta said...

You look super in your sporty jacket.

toy said...

I tried to go back a couple issues to see what you've been up to
firstly, I love the BWOF 04/2009 122 top because of the fabric you used. it took something really causal and made it look designer. 04/2009 101, the skirt, well I thought the April issue didn't have any potential but after see this skirt I feel a little regret for getting rid of mine. Love your skirt, it looks great, thanks for sharing the details. I was actuallly thinking of making a tan skirt for my summer closet and seeing yours just enforces my purpose in doing so.
Great Jacket, once again, I think its the color and the top stitching that really calls to me, you have been such a beautiful job and your really showed the potential of this issue

Katharine in Brussels said...

Oh, you look sharp and natty! Just the perfect thing for a sail across the harbor in your boat with the Skipper. Love it! The buttons look well-placed on you. The perfect placement gives it a tailored look. And good on you for using more color, it's uplifting.

Tany said...

The jacket looks awesome! I love the contrasting topstitching and buttons! Great job!

Rose said...

I love that jacket even more now that I've seen your version. Your color choice and sewing are exquisite! This jacket is on my sewing list. You've encouraged me to "get to it".

Els said...

Fantastic jacket inside too, looks great on you.