I am now, in addition to being certified as a Martha Pullen Beginning Sewing Teacher, I am also a certified BurdaStyle Sewing teacher.
Above is a picture of the last project that I did for BurdaStyle.
The pattern is for a cropped jacket, but I wanted something a bit longer so I added to the length of the jacket, front and back, as well as my usual need to lengthen the sleeves to accommodate my longer than average arms.
The embroidery was done before assembling the jacket and is from the Premier +2 software that I use for machine embroidery.
Here’s a picture of the jacket inside out so the lining is viewable.
This is the finished jacket. As I cut out the individual pieces, I machine embroidered the designs. Kind of says gypsy carnival barker to me, but I like it. My husband said I should make one for him and we can recreate Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. I think not.
The tricky parts were:
-the 90 ° turn at the collar
-I did a floating hem and it was time consuming and took some finagling with the back because of the way that part falls
-the front hem also was a bit of a struggle to get it to hang right and not stick out at right angles from my hips-not an attractive look. I would suggest, if at all possible, to have someone pin the hem while you are wearing it.