Hart's Black Silk Noil is what I used and it is quite nice. The shiny black binding is a black silk charmeuse also from Hart's.
I'm not sure I can do a proper review on this jacket, because I just don't do a lot of lined jackets. I live in Texas and it is not often that I even need outerwear. The jacket took more time than I expected but I think that is because I really needed better instructions than what the magazine offered. Burda mag instructions even on a sewing course is just confusing. I am so glad I did this jacket because it is one sexy beast. I made it for myself and the 17yo DD will not unhand it.
This is downloadable on the Burdastyle website here.
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Here are some of the highlights of information that I found in short form:
Fashion Incubator: You do not need any ease if you are willing to redraft the sleeve head to be anatomically correct which is "difficult and time-consuming" Well, I guess I will do some ease then.
1/2 Inch to 1 1/2 Inches:
Madalynn has a lot of nice information on her blog about sleeve ease. I will make her info super short, so you may want to double check her blog.
1 to 1.5 inches of ease for Jackets
1/2"to 3/4" for knits
Less for leather
Silhouettes that need more ease are tailored jackets.
Silhouettes that need less ease are drop shoulder styles.
Very soft fabric may need less ease so it does not pucker.
I'll keep adding to this as I find more information. Feel free to comment and correct me if you want.
Do you drop the sleeve cap height to remove the ease or do you redraft the sleeve?
Have a lovely weekend!!