I chose a really lovey and cozy bamboo fleece from my fabric stash for
this BurdaStyle sew-along project. It’s a sweatshirt weight and so comfortable to
wear. The pattern calls for quite a bit more fabric than I needed…I
squeezed it out of about 3 yards. I didn’t add any seam allowance for
the size small, and if I were to sew it again in a similar type fabric, I
would probably take off another 5/8" all around, for a more fitted
look. The sewing was super easy, and the body of the jacket came
together like a dream!! I love the pockets especially; they are the
perfect size and shape!!
When I sewed the band to the body of the jacket
though something went a little wonky for me!! I think I should have
used the grain A (instead of B, which is what I cut), especially since
my fabric is a stretch. So I decided to scrap the pattern’s band and
added a 4" in ruffle all around instead!!
My final touches to the jacket
included adding a scalloped-edge floral lace trim, a satin heart
applique with lace and rosettes at back, a drawstring waist band at the
natural waist, and a few hook and eye closures and satin bows.
I absolutely loved this pattern!!
I would definitely like to make
it again in a more jacket-like fabric, as the sample shows, but I know
this bamboo fleece version will get a lot of use!!…It’s the perfect
blend of comfort and fashion…Just thing for movie night!!