Don’t be Like me: Tips to Sew Burda Pattern 6661
Happy Friday loves! I always like to search to see if anyone else has made a pattern I’m attempting that way if I get stuck I can reach out and see what they are doing and I hope that others do the same with me. The sewing community is a really open and sharing group of ladies and gentleman. If you decide to join you will not regret it. Well, on my search I only found one other person who had made the jacket. It made me wonder was it the pattern number that kept people away? I get it if it is. I decided that I wouldn’t let a number cause me to fear pattern paper and gave this pattern a try.
To be frank, I saw that the pattern used sweatshirting material and I just so happened to have just enough to make view A. Child, let me tell you. This pattern gave me all kinds of trouble. The easiest part was stitching the sides, sleeves, and front on. The most difficult part was that it just didn’t lay right. The type of material that I used was a lightweight sweatshirting material, but the pattern doesn’t tell you the weight to use so I assumed it was ok. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do and started to get discouraged. I turned to my IG friends and their suggestions helped build my confidence back up into what I had thought to do, but wasn’t sure of. Check out my review below:
Here’s my review of the pattern and what I used:
Pattern Description: Fitted Jacket
(Click here to find Burda Style 6661 )
Pattern Sizing: I cut out size 14
Fabric Choice: Sweatshirting Fabric. I don’t remember where I got it from.
Other choices for fabric include fabrics with a stretch blend, gabardine, and wools
Color: Canary yellow
Sewing Tools Need That Aren’t Mentioned:
- 1 spool of thread matching the fabric,
- Needle for medium weight fabrics
- Topstitch needle.
- Buttonhole foot
- Hand sewing needle
- 1 button (they don’t specify the size so you choose what works best)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? Yes…
Are the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow, but they seemed to leave out a lot of details that would make the jacket fit and lay better on the body. I don’t know if that was because it was a youth pattern or what. If you are new to sewing they do use a term that may throw you of, “neaten”. I saw it constantly in the through the instructions. It just means to straighten up the threads so that no strays are showing.
THANK YOU for including that Amazon link!! This pattern was on the cover of the Winter 2022 issue of Threads magazine, for their article on sewing with velveteen, and I thought it would be perfect for a couple of looks I’m planning for a show – but haven’t found the pattern for sale anywhere else because it was released so long ago (relatively speaking, haha)!!
Thanks also for your notes on the material & bust sizing – that’ll be really helpful 🙂
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help. It’s always difficult to find the discontinued patterns. Good luck with your show!
I understand your problems with the sweatshirt fabric, but man, that is a gorgeous color yellow!
I, too, saw the pattern on the cover of threads and kinda wish you’d give it a go again. I could see you in a velveteen…
I don’t have the pattern anymore, but if I come across it again I may give it another try. Velveteen would be a great option to try. Thanks for the encouragement!