burda 02-2013-107 Fringe Tweed Jacket


 I finished a new jacket! I love the tweed fringe with pearl. This jacket is not only stylish but comfortable for any occasion. It can be worn with jeans for a causal look or with bright or white pants for a more sophisticated look.  




I bought some fabrics from Nippori fabric town in Tokyo a few weeks ago. Everything was 10-20% off! Many fabric shops have a sale 4 times a year. I usually go to Nippori at that time. I made a new jacket with the cotton tweed from there.


I used this pattern: Burda Boucle Jacket #107.
This model is wearing a pink suit in the photo and looks cute! But I’m not confident that I could wear such a bright pink suit. I feel it's a bit too much for me.
So I made the only jacket with a blue tweed. However, I thought it was too SOBER when it was finished. So, I decorated with fringes and faux-pearl embellishment on the edge of my boring jacket. Oh, the jacket completely transformed :) 




I mostly didn't change the design. I think Burda patterns have their pocket's positions too low. I raised the pocket's positions this time. I usually sew the pockets last when I use Burda pattern. I added the faux welt pockets at the chest.

How to sew the faux welt pockets with the fringes.





1. Cut two pieces of fabric (1 1/2ins) wide. 

2. Sew along the center of the fringe in a small Zig-zag.

3. comb the fabric.

4.  Attach the interfacing on the opposite side of the fabric.

5. Stitch the center of the fringe and fabric together. And sew the faux-pearl embellishment. 

6. Brush the fringe...Finish!
Making this jacket itself took only 6 hours. However, I attached fringes and faux pearls on the jacket; It took me over 10 hours to finish! I was taking fringes and pearls while watching "American horror story", so I finished all the episodes! I mostly had fun, but I got tired after 10 hours passed.


My efforts have been rewarded. Faux-pearl embellishment and fringe add a cute and contemporary touch. I think it's great as an early summer jacket.


Total time spend: 18 hours
Fabric: 60" 1 3/4


16 comments

  1. Very cute jacket for warmer weather! You know, I don't think I've ever seen any cotton tweed fabric sold in stores here in the US.

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    1. Thank you betty! I love this cotton tweed, it's light and airy. I will wear the jacket until rainy season.

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  2. AMazing job!!! I recently bought a Craftsy class where the classic Chanel jacket is taught to make... and I guess it will take a lot of time to finish - I read that at Chanel 90 hours are put in one jacket - insane!
    So congrats, a really professional job and I love the little details!

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    1. Thank you for praising me, Réka! I read about Craftsy class on your blog. That video classes are VERY interesting for me. Because I've never heard like the sewing classes in Japan. 90 hours? Wow! I have no idea what it is like! I' d like to hear about it :)))

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  3. That looks really beautiful, Cat. The pearl decoration was such a great idea. The fabric is really gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you for lovely comment,The Sewing CPA :) I like this fringes with the pearl too!

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  4. sarah webb4/26/2016

    Fabulous,Eli. Chanel would have been proud of this! What will you make with the pink?

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I am happy with the jacket. I will make a long jacket or light coat with the pink tweed;)

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  5. All of your sewing is just beautiful! I love the combination of the pearls, the white/blue, and organic texture of the fabric like sea foam. Time spent well on a nice project!

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    1. Thank you, Rentana Laura! I am glad that you think the fabric looks like sea foam :)))

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  6. The addition of the pearls make this a very special jacket - such a clever idea!

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    1. Thank you Tomasa! I am really pleased:)

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  7. Such a pretty jacket, and so useful. I love the pearls, and I'm so envious that you have the wonderful Nippori fabric town to shop in. Lucky you. Regards,mTrish

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, mTrish! I am happy just seeing the beautiful fabrics. I think the Nippori fabric town is like fabric heaven:)

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  8. I love tweed fabric and you did amazing transformation with yours, Eli! The embellishment does excellent job, great work!
    Mariana

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    1. Thank you Mariana! I love the tweed and details:) I will wear it early summer.

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