Australian Berlin Jacket

This is my entry to week three of indie pattern month: Around the world theme.

I decided to make the Berlin jacket after talking about the new sew over it jacket with Ruth one of my Instagram buddies….check her makes out here. She pointed out that it was very similar to the Berlin jacket but the Tessuti one has nicer features with the external seams.

Tessuti are based in Sydney Australia and I am the other side of the world in England so used the pdf version of this pattern. I don’t mind cutting and sticking PDF’s together but was disappointed with how this pattern was laid out wasting a large amount of paper ☹️.

This jacket is assembled by overlapping seams and leaving edges raw. This means you need a fabric that won’t fray; I used a knit fabric I picked up at the Dorset meet up fabric swap. The first row of knit unravels on the edge leaving a neat finish. The instructions tell you to add rows of pins to mark out the seam allowance.

I used my little sewing seam gauge to check my pockets were equal and to set out the seam allowance.

This is a straight forward make with good instructions; I made it in one afternoon as you don’t need to press the seams or hem the bottom. The pockets, sleeves and front all have a facing but again the seams are left raw.

I added one of my Kylie and the machine sewing labels into the back seam.

I’m really pleased with how this turned out and can see it getting a lot of wear in my wardrobe.

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