Miss Cue Sews: Metallic Moto-Jacket

BURDA 6800 Motojacket

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Hey ya’ll, I was so anxious and nervous to create a me-made moto jacket.  I really wanted it to be black faux leather, but I came across this funky metallic, I think metallic moto jacket rings unique and expected of Miss. Cue, right?

I searched high and low for the perfect pattern.  It was crazy to me that no pattern companies had it exactly.  I mean isn’t the moto jacket a classic piece of American fashion.  Anyways I got my hands on a home-sewing friendly Burda 6800 Jacket pattern.  I think the sewcialist community would really enjoy this pattern.  It has a lining, belt, short and long option.  Sewcialists you must give this pattern a try.  Below are more details of the pattern, more photos down below.
Pattern Size:
I cut a size 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but better I picked an amazing textile.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes for the most part, something were confusing but luckily I kind of know construction, so I figured it out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
All the zippers!!! I loved it, I challenged myself with the welt pockets, NO FEAR here anymore. This pattern asked for shoulder pads, I wish I didn’t add them.  I installed them improperly so I can’t remove them.  Unfortunately it would damage the entire garment. Lesson learned, pin and try-on before sewing and making a final decision.
Fabric Used:
I really don’t even know? I got 5 yards of it for $20.  It’s metallic but light weight, almost feels like suede on the opposite side.  The lining is satin and velvet sleeves, umm I wont do that again.  The sleeves ride up when I wear it all day.  I thought the velvet would keep me warm.  Next time I’ll try flannel.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I took 1″ of the length of everything, I should’ve just left it because I want that inch I keep pulling and tugging for that inch. (laughing)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I want to make it in black and red.
Conclusion:
I’m glad I made this, I contemplated for months and finally just dove in and knocked it out.  I was truly afraid of this jacket because I thought it was too intricate.  I say go for it, just sew it.

 

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