Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Burda Jacket Finally Finished (okay, well, almost)!

My Burda Austrian-style jacket has been nearly finished for some time.  I held off on the finishing touches because the jacket simply didn't fit me and I didn't see much point in putting in the work.  But then I had the bright idea that the jacket might fit my boss, so I showed it to her, and she liked it.  So, yay, motivation for finishing!

I had several button choices to offer her, and she chose the more subtle ones.  I think she made an excellent choice.

Here's the jacket on the table at work (all pics taken with my cell phone):


And here's my boss modelling it:


It definitely fits her better than me.  I do to need to add some finishing touches to the sleeves so that she can turn them up and button them close.

And I need to reattach the non-functional buttons on the right-side (facing).  They are all just slightly off.

Speaking of buttons, here's a close-up:


I have some other finished projects too; I've just been waiting for it to stop raining (for at least a month!) so that I can take pictures. :)

6 comments:

  1. What a pity! But finally the jacket will have an owner :-)
    The buttons are sooooo pretty!! And I love the fabric. It turned out very well!!!

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  2. The jacket is lovely - both style and colour. Lucky boss!

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  3. The jacket looks wonderful and so well made. How frustrating for you that it didn't fit. I think you are very nice to give it to your boss!

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  4. Oh, this does look good on her! You're so kind to think of her!

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  5. Thanks everybody - I'm just glad somebody will wear it! Well, I hope anyhow!

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  6. Good on you for finishing the jacket! It looks so lovely, it must have been hard to five it up, but how wonderful that it fits your boss so well. :) The buttons look perfect with the fabric, what an amazing find!

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