Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket!

Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket
This season, bomber jackets have been seen in every print and fabric imaginable.  They were commonly known as a "flight jacket", but now they are everywhere -- from the runway to the streets.  Bomber jackets have trickled down from the U.S. Air Force to the backs of regular women and girls.  They're truly having a moment!
Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket

So I decided to fly high with the addition of this classic silhouette to my closet and make it one of my wardrobe staples.  For my jacket, I chose Burda 7210.

Inspiration:

Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket
This pattern is absolutely perfect!  It perfectly brought my inspiration to life.  It was everything I wanted it to be.
Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket
Usually, I find myself having to make crazy alterations to a commercial pattern to get the proper fit.  But this one was great out of the envelope.  Just look at those sleeves!  I didn't even have to add length.  I'm now asking myself why is it that I don't sew Burda patterns more often?!  I shall be rectifying that post haste!  Especially since there have been recent $2.49 sales on them.
Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket
But being the me that I am, I did however make some small modifications.  This is a pattern that suggest an unlined garment.  With my fabric selection:  a black and white/ivory tweed wool-blend that I picked up from Hancock a few months ago, which drapes beautifully and probably should've been some gorgeous dress... I digress...  Anyway...  I underlined with a black crepe de chine that I had in my stash and finished with serged seams.  And it feels so luxurious on the inside.  
Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket
And I added leather to the sleeves, also from my stash.  And for the collar, cuffs, and waistband I used a cotton, polyester, lycra rib knit from Mood Fabrics.  And I picked up my zippers from JoAnns.
Erica B.'s - DIY Style!  Burda 7210 | Leather-sleeved Tweed Bomber Jacket
This was such a fun jacket to make and own.  No tailoring involved, just quick and easy.  This feels like a luxuriously-lined cardigan.  I can tell you right now, this is going to be a piece that I'm going to definitely get my money's worth!

34 comments:

  1. You've nailed this piece. It's cute, fun, and trendy.

    Loving your hair as well.

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  2. elegant - like this inspiration, this jacket is very nice because of colour and lether!

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  3. I really love the half leather sleeve. Great sports lux look.

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  4. Great jacket, I especially like the leather contrast on the sleeves and I love the way you have styled it in these pictures.

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  5. It is gorgeous! I love the leather accent/contrast. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Thanks DK's Wife! The same to you and your family!

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  6. Ooh, Erica, this is so nice! Got to love Burda patterns because they are really on the cutting edge of fashion and the fit is so close to actual measurements!!!! This tweed and leather is screaming, great job on yet another project. Just a little side note the Burda mags carry patterns for tall ladies, if you don't mind tracing lol.

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  7. What a great interpretation! I'm sure you will get a lot of wear out of it!

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  8. No one sews stylish clothes like you do! This is wonderful!

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  9. As always Gorgeous!!!! Erica, I'm going to try my hand at Burda patterns too. I've always avoided them, but I have to admit Burda styles are very stylish and edgy which I absolutely love.

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    1. Jennifer, I'm late to the Burda party as well. I haven't a clue as to why it took me so long. But I'm a convert now! Thanks!

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  10. Erika -- You totally inspired me. I'm still working on making the HP Sailor pants you made brilliantly from three years ago. Now, I can see I am adding this to my list. And, did I mention I'm in love with the tweed. More "to do" items. I absolutely love this -- another fabulous drool worthy project. And, boy, can you style!

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  11. Great job on the jacket, you look stunning!

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  12. Love the jacket... I love Burda patterns,, where did you find them for $2.49, that is great??

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    1. Thanks sewbluetiful! They've recently been on sale at both Hancock and Joanns.

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  13. Your version can give Rags and Bones a run for their money. Very cute.

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  14. Very sharp, and giving me some ideas.

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    1. Thanks Remembering..OZ!

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  15. Gorgeous jacket! I Think Burda patterns are great! They are easy to customize and they are tall-people-friendly ;-) I normally don't have to change lengths and I'm 5' 9.7"

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    1. Thanks Anna! I think I'll be doing more!

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  16. I love this jacket, so stylish!

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  17. Fantastic jacket. So stylish. Love how the tweed and leather look together!

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