The Burda/Johanna version from 2007
My review is here.
The Greta jacket from Swedish label ElvineI suspect that most of us hobby seamsters has occasionally tried to replicate ready made garments - it's a fun learning experience and allows us both to afford high end garments and tweak things so that they fit our requirements, like fit, fabric choice or other things.
But yesterday I had a new kind of experience when I nearly bought a jacket for $130 that looked eerily similar to one that I sewed three years ago. The whole thing felt kinda weird, especially since I was wearing my own (an adaptation of an old Burda magazine pattern) when I went to the store. And even though the new jacket looked great (just my taste, lol!) I couldn't really make peace with the idea of buying something that was so similar to something I have made myself, even though I soon need to replace the jacket since the fabric is getting really worn down. The whole idea somehow didn't feel right at all. It wasn't just "oh I could make that myself" it was more "OMG, I have already made this!" Plus I felt like I was shoplifting when I put on my old jacket afterwards! So no I am not buying this jacket, even tough it looks great and has a wonderful print mesh lining as an added bonus. I'll probably buy this one instead.