Sunday, October 25, 2009

Burda 128 10/08 Jacket

I finished my jacket yesterday and enlisted my dd to take pictures. She's better than my husband and we had a nice photo session outside on this gorgeous fall day. If you'll remember I was knocking off this Oscar de la Renta jacket that retails for $1990.00 over on Net a Porter. My copy is more inspired by his than an actual copy. I didn't want to add a band at my hips, so I left that off. I also didn't add the bands on the sleeves, opting to keep it like the bottom of my jacket.

I used this BWOF pattern for the base, mainly because it had a very similar collar and front princess seams. You can see that I made a lot of changes! Even with those changes the great draft of this jacket comes through. I always love the way Burda set in sleeves ease in so beautifully and this pattern was no exception.

Now the jacket:


The under pocket is faced with the fashion fabric so that the lining doesn't show.

This jacket cost me considerably less than the original and at $200 it wasn't exactly cheap, but it is a whole lot more jacket than I could buy for $200 in RTW. It also fits, which is something I could never find off the rack. I love it. I love that it makes me feel good to put it on and yes, the fabric was worth the cost.
You can read a detailed review over on Pattern Review.

27 comments:

  1. WOW, this jacket is worth every minute you spent on it, and every $ ;). It looks very comfortable and wearable too. Fabulous result. Congratulations on finishing this masterpiece and a great start to completing the wardrobe.

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  2. That is so fabulous! I love it!

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  3. Congratulations on creating a great jacket. I like it worn open, but it also looks good zipped up. The fabric looks like it is high quality wool. Armani also did a similar jacket in a block colour that was hideously expensive too.

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  4. What a great jacket! You look terrific wearing it!!

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  5. I can see why you would love it, it looks
    terrific on you and if it makes you feel happy then it was definitely worth the cost.

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  6. That is a very WOW jacket. All those zips! Very nice job.

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  7. Wow! That is a fantastic looking jacket!!! You are a very talented lady!!!

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  8. All I have to say is: you are so lucky we aren't the same size missy. I shall have to stick to stealing your scarves. ;-p

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  9. This looks great on you!

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  10. Wow, Nancy, that jacket looks fantastic! Amazing work, and such a great job with those zippers and matching of all that plaid. Wonderful, wonderful work!!

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  11. Great looking jacket. You did an excellent job with this.

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  12. It suits you perfectly and looks very expensive. Fabulous fabric.

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  13. You did a Fabulous job on the jacket and it looks great on you.

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  14. KILLER! Drop dead gorgeous - and the jacket loosk pretty good too.

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  15. After reading about the planning, and executing, I must say that I have been anxiously awaiting the pictures of the finished product. Awesome!

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  16. Oooh, Nancy, this turned out so great! I love it on you. The zippers are wonderful. Outstanding!

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  17. Nancy it is an awesome jacket! What a wonderful first piece for your collection!!!

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  18. Beautiful jacket! It looks wondeful on you - worth every penny

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  19. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job using the de la Renta jacket as inspiration but making it uniquely your own.

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  20. Wow! What a great find for inspiration, perfectly executed for a very versatile piece. I love the juxtaposition of the dress boucle and casual style of the jacket, that makes for long term use and versatility. I wonder why de la Renta has the jacket closing left or over right? I think it would feel awkward to zip and unzip. Yours is better than the original!

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  21. Nancy - this is absolutely beautiful. So stylish and modern, but classy, too. I love all the zipper details. I'm so envious! ;)

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  22. Your jacket turned out beautifully. It looks great on you - very flattering and chic

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