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Gathering Supplies

Over the last couple of months I’ve slowly been gathering supplies for a new jacket.

Since making my Anise I sort of laughably said I’d never make another coat or jacket. Well that didn’t last long.

I started in October by whittling my pattern choices down to three favourites. Burda Pattern 7115, Burda Download 9 2014 #120, and a Vintage McCall’s 8420.


You can see I was interested in a notched collar and a pea coat shape. I did want something a bit longer than a jacket but not quite a coat.

I came pretty close to drafting something myself but then I settled on the Burda and will adjust as needed (pattern on offer here).

While shopping at Samuel Taylors in Leeds I saw a beautiful pale aqua wool coating but couldn’t shake the idea of a darker teal colour.

And at SewBrum Barry’s came to the rescue with a lovely textured green coating half way between teal and emerald. And I already had coordinating thread in my stash yippee!


During a fortunate spot of eBay surfing last month I found a seller offering this gorgeous high heel print silk satin and snapped it up for the lining.

It’s a soft grey colour with some shoes in outline only and others coloured in pink, green, yellow.

Now I need fusible underlining and interfacing, and coordinating buttons.

Sadly with all the Christmas sewing I’ve got on my plate I’m not sure when I’ll be able to make a toile but I hope it’ll be soon. I’d like to get back to selfish sewing haha.

(9) Comments

  1. Ooooh looks interesting! Looking forward to following along. The lining is fab.

  2. Beautiful colour! Can’t wait to see how you get on!

  3. Oooh, this is going to look gorgeous Amy! Love the teal and that lining is too cute!

  4. The dark teal colour is lush Amy and I love the lining! Can’t wait to see how you get on…

  5. joellestlaurent says:

    oh i have this burda pattern too! i find finding jacket fabrics quite difficult, but it looks like you hit the jackpot! this lining… love!

  6. This will be so lovely!!!

  7. Great fabric choices. Its going to be great.

  8. Jo Three Stories High says:

    I will be tuning in… Jo xx

  9. Ooh, I’m looking forward to seeing how this progresses. It’s going to be great – that teal!

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