Because making one pattern isn't challenging enough, I made two together. That's the way I roll my friends!
Back to the jacket. While I like the Colette Anise pattern, I really don't like peter pan collars on me. I do however, adore the collar from Burda 09/2009 # 127.
February last year. I then proceeded to make it, but found I was extremely unhappy with the fit and design of shoulders and the fabric had far too much brown in it, so it's still in my UFO pile waiting for attention.
While I was bummed about the Burda jacket not working the first time, I'm super chuffed with its style mixed with the structure and design of the Colette Anise.
Colette Anise pattern and the Anise Companion. I made a straight size 2 with no adjustments for fit, which was very surprising. Next time I may take a little width out of the back, but maybe not. As I hadn't purchased buttons before making my jacket, and because my fabric can fray and unravel, I chose to machine my buttons holes. I also omitted the welt pockets because I don't think I need them.
August 2012 when I went to Melbourne for a wee catch up with the sewing folk there. I bought 1.8m for $30 from Rathdowne Remnants. It has a lovely weight and isn't too itchy on my skin, which normally doesn't mix well with most wool fabric. Rather than underlining the jacket with muslin, I interfaced all pattern pieces to add stability. The jacket is lined with a remnant of poly charmuese, which feels nice to wear. It would be nice to use silk next time, but this will suffice.
I'm am seriously happy with this jacket. I have attempted to make winter jackets before, but this by far is my best made, fitted and styled wool jacket ever! Now all I need is the temperature to drop a little :)
Pattern: Colette Anise & Companion. Gift from friend = Free
Pattern: Burda 09/2009 # 127. Used before = Free
Fabric: 1.8 m wool on sale from Rathdown Remnants = $30
Lining: 1.5m charmuese remnant from stash, but say $10
Shoulder pads: $3
Thread: from stash