Why is it that with some projects you love every minute creating? And others you dread coming back to? Burda 8185 is one pattern that I just loved!
I sized this one up since I read on Pattern Review that it ran small. It turned out a bit big so I probably could have cut this one inbetween sizes instead of going one size up. So what are the the things that I loved about this pattern? I liked that all the pieces went together so well. I loved all the topstitching, the zipper, and the carriers on the ‘waist’. Most of all, I love that I didn’t have to pay $40 for it!
I did run into a few problems – for one, I never did figure out what a schmal was. I gathered from looking at the photo it’s the area where the collarband and the jacket come together. None the less, that’s the area I topstitched! My fabric was also a pretty heavyweight denim, so some areas were difficult to topstitch – the carriers were almost impossible to get under my presserfoot!
so since the completed project photo is so dark, here’s a (very) large more detailed photo:
So now here’s my question. Should I distress it or keep it as is?