Sunday, 17 January 2016

You Keep Coming Back Like a Song - OOP Burda 9910

Well I am going to start off the new year with a blast from the past - Burda 9910, a unisex child's jacket.  Seriously, I made this for Sprogzilla when she was tiny, maybe three, and I found it when I was cleaning out some stuff that I have had in storage. I absolutely loved making this jacket - it's Burda 9910, sadly now out of print.


It was a very quick and easy sew. I actually made this twice but can't find the other version in red fur with purple tips. I am sure I still have it, I loved this too much to throw them out. It is on my small dress form which is set for a UK8 but was the smallest model I have. Sprogzilla is now taller than me.


I used fake fur that I bought in the market in Wageningen in the Netherlands where we used to stay, lined with grey polyester fleece from the same market. The front closes with a separating zipper.


There are very few pattern pieces. You make up the outer and the lining the same way and just join them together with bias binding. Plus raglan sleeves. Easy peasy!


Look at the cute pockets. Just the thing for little cold hands.

Anyway, a short post but if you have small children to sew for then I can't recommend this pattern enough. It's definitely one to watch out for if you can find it on eBay or Etsy.



In other news, I have started a new job and am staying away some nights per week. Not ideal but I have no choice and it keeps the wolf from the door. I have still not unpacked my sewing room completely and will probably take a machine up with me when I am a bit more settled. I am really missing Sprogzilla. She is my world.


Nothing really doing here apart from work. I bought some new fabric in the hope that I can get sorted in the next couple of weeks and ordered a back-copy of Ottobre 2014 - they sent me the wrong one!
I got 2013 but will just order it again as 2013 has some nice blouse patterns. I will trace them out this week. I have traced out McCall's 6696 but just have o do the FBA. I hate tracing so having nothing else to do at night is really spurring me on.

Well I had better get my skates on as I have to travel tonight. Boo! Hiss!
Hope that you are all okay wherever you are in the world.

Kxx







25 comments:

  1. That jacket is so stinking cute!!! Sprogzilla was a lucky kiddo. Hope the new job tides you over until the perfect employment comes around! :)

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    1. Thanks, Gillian on all fronts! Poor Sprogzilla used to get lots of odd things made by me. I made her lovely tartan "punk" trousers when she started nursery. Talk about projecting onto your kids. Oh and I used my DSLR and Photoshop for the pics. They were really dark in real life. :) Xx

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  2. Great little jacket, lucky Sprogzilla! It must be hard having to travel and spent nights away from home, is this permanent or just a temporary thing? You sounded a bit .... flat? Chins up old thing...x

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    1. Thanks Edwina. I do love it, it's so fluffy. Sorry for not feeling the love at the moment. Didn't realise it was so noticeable. I have been a little bag of gloom for the last couple of days. Thanks for jollying me up. :) Xx

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  3. Good luck with the new job! I hope it doesn't involve too many nights away.

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    1. Thanks Mim. It's going to be Sun-Thurs away pretty much every week. I have found a great flatter though so that is one bonus and I have room for my sewing machine.Have been a bit off grid until this week so things should perk up now. Xx

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  4. My little miss would love that jacket in hot pink. Sorry things still aren't perfect...hang in there...it'll all sort out. Travelling for work is just awful. The blue fabric, on the other hand, is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Evie. Button would look very cute in a pink one. Actually, come to think of it I would love one in hot pink too. :) The lips fabric was a cheap as chips from Regency Rags on eBay, about £2.50 a metre. First time I have ordered anything from them. I'm waiting to see if the hand softens up when I wash it. The print is very cute. Xx

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  5. What a snuggley little jacket! It would look great in adult size, too.

    Hope the job works out ok -it's a pain having to stay away from home but maybe something better will come along in 2016 - finger crossed for you.

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    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Veronica! Do you know I have always wanted a jacket like this and used to moan all the time that there was nothing available. It was so easy to make it would be brilliant in adult size. Maybe that is a challenge for 2016? I think that I have the pattern somewhere. :) Xx

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  6. Aww, how lovely that you have held on to that jacket.It looks fabulous, so fun. Wishing you all the best with the new job xxx

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    1. Thanks Zoe. I am a bit sentimental like that. I loved making clothes for Sprogzilla when she was small. The fabric market was literally 5 minutes by bike from my house. It was on on a Wednesday and I used to leave an hour early just so that I could have a look round before work. Happy days (and it is the main reason that my stash is so big). Xx

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  7. That is such a funky little jacket!
    Good luck with the new job - it must be tough to be away from home and your daughter so much. xxx

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    1. Thanks Curtise. Yes, I am finding it really hard and hard to get used to the change. Think I am feeling sorry for myself this week. Must be all the snow. This bad weather is depressing. :) Xx

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  8. That's so darn cute!! I'd almost want a grown-up version for myself!

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    1. Thanks Tanya. I love this too. I wish that this pattern was in adult sizes. Xx

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  9. That jacket is fabulous, she must have been the envy of the nursery playground! Hope the travel/work thing improves soon xx

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    1. Thanks Josie. A couple of people did ask me where she got it from. I was so happy to say that I had made it as I had only just got back into sewing again after a few years fallow.Xx

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  10. That jacket is so much fun!
    (I was wondering if you had taken a blogging break but I think my RSS feeder is on the fritz. I'm going to go check right now). I've got some catching up to do!

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    1. for some reason my comment came up twice, so I deleted the duplicate. Maybe it's my computer on the fritz.

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    2. Hi Sox, thank you and no, I have not been blogging that much as I have moved house/job and city (twice, although I am shuttling back and forth like a fiddler's elbow). I think that Blogger does the duplicate thing a lot. I have no idea why though. I hope that it is not my settings. :) Xx

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  11. That jacket is fabulous, I'd love one in a grown-up size.
    It must be so hard to be away from the family. Hope things get easier for you. xxx

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    1. Thanks Vix, I know I wanted one too. It is but there is always Skype, and weekends. Xx

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  12. http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/User:Oldpatterns

    Just came across this - don't know if it's any use....

    x
    Veronica
    vronni60s.blogspot.com

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