You’ve probably all seen H’s quilted Liberty bomber jacket now, right? I fancied trying an alternative to the Papercut Rigel that she used and after some internet searching I came across the Burda Style 7210 jacket. After a lot more internet searching I managed to find the pattern for sale in pdf format and (lucky, lucky!) it was only $4! It’s no longer for sale in physical format so I’m afraid if you do fancy giving it a go you will have to stick and cut all the pieces out yourself at home buy hey, it’s only $4!
The pattern has a lot of similarities to the Rigel: raglan sleeves, ribbed waistband/cuffs and a classic bomber shape. The arms are constructed from two pieces with a line of top-stitching down them unlike the Rigel though and I think this adds a nice bit of detail. It has a bit of a weird overlay yoke across half of the front and the back which I chose to leave off. Simple is always best, Burda! The pockets are also zipped and I thought that would have added too much weight in a silk jacket so I left the pockets off completely.
It is a simple jacket but Burda have a way of writing instructions in an uber complicated way so I had a bit of a nightmare. In some ways it’s best to just use your common sense and ignore the instructions completely. I chose to line it in the same ‘Midnight Garden’ House of Hackney silk that I used for the shell. You’ve probably seen this silk already on the blog, we bought so much of it at a sample sale, even if we made everything ever in it I don’t think we’d be able to use it all.
I messed up the zip a bit so there’s a strange gap between it and the ribbed collar and it’s definitely too long for a classic bomber too. Unless you’re really tall I’d consider shortening the pattern from the outset. Other than that I’m pretty happy with it!
Look out for H’s own House of Hackney silk bomber up on the blog soon! It’s basically an inverted version of the bomber I made Aaron. (Yes, we’ve gone a bit bomber crazy.)