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Sunday, 20 January 2019

BurdaStyle 11/2018 - 119 Blazer

I loved this blazer from the November 2018 issue and since there is no collar and only fake pockets it is a lot easier to make than you might think.  The buttonhole is in the waist seam so that is easy too.

11/2018 - 119 Blazer


For this version I did things slightly differently and made it from a ponte knit (really only because I have lots and it takes up lots of space in my stash!) and left it unlined.  I also lengthened it as I plan to wear it with jeans or pants and prefer my butt to be covered, with a skirt or dress I think the original pattern length would be better for me.





All the seams were finished together on my serger and then I topstitched to flatten and define the seemliness and edges.

The instructions are to interface the whole front of the jacket, but I decided this was not necessary in my fabric.  I only interfaced the back neck facing, 1 pair of pocket flaps, front peplum facing and the inner front band.  In a lighter suiting material I would use more.




I'm really happy with how this turned out, and dare I say this might be my new TNT blazer pattern.  As I mentioned it is pretty easy to make for a jacket and the clean collarless front mean it can work with lots of different options underneath.

Update since drafting this post.....I've already cut another one in a teal crepe, very similar to the magazine original!


21 comments:

  1. This looks really nice. Good to know this pattern makes up well in ponte.
    Don't quite see point of fake pockets (except they are easier) and wouldn't make a jacket without them. Whenever Burda has fake pockets (or even where there are none at all)I turn them into real ones.

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    1. Haha you are right, I am just a bit lazy and also don't really use pockets except in coats. I think it would be easy to add them in here though at the waist seam.

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  2. Looking very sophisticated there Allison. The stitching is perfect and the seams so crisp. The length looks great on you with jeans, great move!

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  3. It looks very sharp! I think is also very comfy I think.Beautiful.

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  4. That looks great! really nicely done.

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  5. Very nice! I once thought a unlined ponte jacket would be clingy but when I finally made one it was an instant favourite. I love the style lines of this pattern!

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    1. Yes it's really now a cardigan that looks like a jacket!

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  6. a style that is both relatively simple and sharp looking at the same time. Looks great. There are so many things I want to sew from the Burda magazines - not enough time :)

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    1. Oh yes, same here - not to mention all my non Burda patterns!

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  7. Love this and understand why you want to make it your new TNT blazer!

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  8. Love the lines on this jacket and the longer length looks great wit your jeans.

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  9. I think I need this pattern! Yours looks great.

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  10. What a beautiful jacket, indeed sharp looking as Beth says. This one has been on my to sew list when I first saw the preview. Should be getting it higher on the list ;).

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  11. It's gorgeous! I love the longer length too!!

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  12. I would have never thought about making this jacket in Ponte, but it looks great.

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  13. This would really work in my wardrobe too, in ponte! It's a wonderful fit on you; very flattering. Well done!

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  14. Ms. Allison, this is a great looking jacket and you ware it well. It's so crisp and smooth. Great look.

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  15. This looks fantastic! I've been looking for an easy to make blazer, this one might have to jump up higher on my list.

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