Visited Michael's Fabrics
My husband and I stayed in the Johns Hopkins University area, north of the medical complex. The evening before we left, we visited Michael at Michael's Fabrics, an easy drive north on Falls Road. We had a nice visit and I bought some of the new Italian fabrics he had just received. More on those later.
Hooded Jacket from November 2007 Burda Style Magazine
I wanted to share this interesting hooded jacket I sewed up last spring in french terry as a wearable muslin to test Burda Style #126 from the November 2007 issue. After reading reviews on Pattern Review, I was intrigued by the one piece pattern, excluding the sleeves. I looked through my Burda Magazines but was missing this issue. My friend in Massachusetts, Denise M, kindly located it and had the friend she gave it to send/loan it to me. That was during a time that I was not doing well but, pacing myself and taking my time, I traced it and sewed up a size I thought would work - hard to determine the fit with a one-piece pattern like this. The photo in the magazine article showed it as semi-fitted, so I used size 42 for my test since I wanted to wear this over sweaters. The 42 is way too big, especially in the shoulders, but gave me the info I needed to determine the correct size.
|Shoulder seam runs under the hood across the back|
I pressed it out yesterday and gave it to my son's girlfriend to give to her mother. Here are some photos. The jacket front is not asymmetrical but looks that way hanging on a size six mannequin.