Wednesday, May 23, 2018

For the Love of Linen!

Nothing says summer like a linen suit and I've put together two great Burda patterns along with khaki linen from Roz at Sew Much Fabric to make an outfit that I think will be a real workhorse in my wardrobe. The jacket is Burda Style 04/2018 #102 and the minute I saw it in the magazine I knew I had to make it. It was a challenge but nothing difficult so I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Really, the only time consuming part was tracing the 17 pieces!

This jacket has so many cute design details. The front, of course, but I also love the curved cuff on the sleeves:

and also the safari jacket styling in the back:

The pants are Burda 7062 which I've made many, many times and always come back to for a great fitting pant. And I was crushing on the rayon knit Roz has in stock called Random Dot so I used it to complete my outfit pairing it with NL 6470, a TNT in my stash:

I'm completely smitten with my linen suit and can't wait to wear it. Linen is so comfortable to wear in Houston's heat and humidity and it launders beautifully, too. Run on over to Sew Much Fabric and I'll bet Roz has linen in one of your favorite colors!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy sewing!



  1. Lovely linen suit, the binding on the jacket is a really nice detail. I was thinking that jacket would be quite an easy one as it doesn't have the traditional notched collar. Is it unlined?

    1. Hi Allison! Thank you so much! Sorry to be so long responding, I've been out of town with spotty internet access. Yes, this was a fairly easy pattern to put together. Even though it has many pieces it's drafted well and they fit together beautifully. Burda suggests lining it but mine is not. Since I was using linen I serged all of my edges to eliminate fraying and neaten the inside. Aside from applying the bias trim it's a quick sew. Would love to see yours if you decide to make it!