Monday, April 27, 2009

Burda jacket progress and more journeys

I haven't been idle. My sewing plan seems to focus on which piece of fabric I have a definite idea for. So rather than blouses undecided, I'm working on my BWOF 11/08 102 jacket in a beautiful wool silk blend that is a joy to work with. I bought it off the remnant table at Tessutis for just $30. Burda's patterns are very precise but their construction details are not great. I need to pay homage to the Tany's wonderful instructions for this jacket. The pattern is designed as an unlined jacket, but this doesn't seem right for tweed so I'm adding a black viscose lining. The false pocket flaps are still pinned on. I'd love to try inserting a pocket underneath but don't wont to tempt fate. Thanks to my new library and Tany's instructions, I've also discovered what a difference the right interfacing can make.
I'm not sure how much more I can do before the weekend because tomorrow I'm off to Wagga Wagga and to Armidale on Friday. These trips are strictly business, but I'll show you pictures for those who don't know Australia.
This is Wagga Wagga from the air. The town is located in the southern part of New South Wales near the Murray River.
Armidale is a University town in the New England district at the other end of the state. Its is charming but cold.


  1. The jacket is looking good. Now, I know that I want to visit Australia!

  2. Pretty Burda jacket. BTW: I added a bookshelf to my blog thanks to seeing it on yours! I did a recent BWOF post about sewing lounges. Take care and keep up the good work. I hope to post some things later this month.

  3. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.I've been looking at yours and you make lovely thins. I especially loved the insert on the sleeves of the BWOF dress.
    Happy seaing!