Pattern : Burda 9501
Materials Used: The main fabric is 100% Organic Cotton Twill in Chili Pepper Red from Organic Cotton Plus. I lined the jacked with some cotton from my stash in this fun NYC map print.
Sizing: One of the best things about this pattern is the sizing. My daughter measured right as a 4T according to their chart and the jacket actually fits her correctly. It has a nice slim cut to it too. This never happens with big name pattern companies so I was very pleasantly surprised.
Changes Made: I cut 1/8″off of the outside edge of the bottom collar piece to help it roll correctly (something that I picked up at patternmaking class). I also omitted the back tab and shifted the button placement so that the bottom on was about 2 inches lower.
The Good: I really love the fit and design of this jacket. It’s super classic and chic. I am made at myself for cutting straight into the pattern because I can see myself making my daughter a new one of these every spring in a new fabric. Once again I am just so pleased with the fit.
The Bad: Oh man, the directions were just bad. Especially when it came to the collar. I feel like I pretty much just had to figure it out myself. So consider yourself warned that if you are going to make this pattern make sure that you are a patient person. There is also a lot of hand sewing especially when it comes to hemming and it gets a little tricky doing so with the lining.
Conclusion: Despite the bad instructions I will certainly be making this one again. I am very excited about the end result and I can’t wait for it to get a bit warmer so that she can wear it.