Men's Sewing Patterns: Burda Style Tailored Jacket

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Traditional tailoring is something I wanted to try last year. It’s a completely new world of sewing, which is full of hand stitching and other couture techniques. On top of that, it’s one of those areas where RTW prices are too high to be mentioned in magazines, which was an extra motivation behind my project.

I was offering my husband to sew him a jacket for quite a while but he never expressed much interest. It took him a couple of years to get to warm up to the idea, but when he did, I immediately dived into my new project. 

The traditional jacket would become modern if I wouldn’t use hair canvas. It was my first experience and I must say it took me quite a while to master all of the hand stitches you need to apply it. They aren’t difficult at all, but really time-consuming if you’ve never done it before. I interfaced half of the bodice, underarms and undercollar. I must confess that I did use some of the fusible interfacing for the hems and pockets. The back of the jacket is interfaced with some regular cotton poplin, which worked quite well.

I used Burda Style 02/2016 #140 pattern from Burda Style for my project. It has really good reviews and almost every seamstress was mentioning that she didn’t need any adjustments. Well, it wasn’t my case. I had to lengthen the pattern, shorten the sleeves and raise the armholes.

After I learned a lot from my traditional tailoring experience I can’t wait to sew more jackets!

I used:

Men's Blazer Pattern 02/2016 #140 from Burda Style

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