|Vogue Patterns: 7975 (MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE JACKET) - Type:Suits / Separates |
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|Posted on:||10/25/13 8:45 AM |
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|Pattern Size:||Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
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|Available for sale on PR: $20.00 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Wool Tweed [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Lined jacket in two lengths with high round neckline. A, B: short length, has long sleeves and patch pockets. A: purchased ribbon ties and trim. B: purchased trim on outer edges. C: three-quarter length sleeves, mock welt pockets, purchased trim along outer edges of jacket. D: button front, three-quarter length sleeves and mock welt pockets. E: button front, full length sleeves, patch pockets, outer edges trimmed with purchased fold-over braid. D, E: longer length.|
I made View B
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22 I started with a size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? I made this jacket in a class with Susan Khalje and followed her instructions exclusively.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I found that this pattern fits very well. I knew I would make adjustments in the class but I was surprised at how few adjustments were needed from my muslin.
Fabric Used: a lofty Chanel tweed with a gold metallic weave
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: There were many changes involved in transforming this nice Vogue pattern into a couture French jacket. I have written about much of the process on my blog.
Notable changes include:
1.splitting the upper sleeve resulting in a 3 piece sleeve.
2.adding a tab to the upper sleeve
3.disregarding the facings
4. replacing much of the machine stitching with hand stitching
5. the fit was tweaked in the upper bodice taking in approximately 1 inch
6. I also removed 1 1/4 inches through the hips for a close fit. I would not have noticed this but Susan K recommended it and it made a huge difference. All of the tweaking resulted in a close cardigan-like fit.
7. added two additional pockets
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would love to sew this jacket again. It is very time consuming requiring nearly 100 hours of sewing so I'll need to get in the right frame of mind before making a second one
Conclusion: I adore my new jacket and through the guidance of Susan Khalje I have a true French Couture jacket. Since the Chanel name is protected worldwide by vigilant attorneys this is my Shanel jacket which I'm entering in the lined jacket competition.
More details on the blog.
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