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Vogue Patterns: 8932 (Misses' Leather Jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Reviewed by:Kristine Kay
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Posted on:11/4/13 9:13 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8932 by Kristine Kay

Vogue Patterns: 8932 by Kristine Kay  
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8932
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Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
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Fabric:Leather  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
MISSES' JACKET AND VEST: Semi-fitted, unlined jacket or vest has raised neckline, seam detail and shaped hemline. A: front-button closing. A and B: two-piece sleeves. B and C: raw edge finish, seams stitched on right side of fabric, and front snap closing.
WARNING: The back hem is much higher than the front. If you don't like your butt on display, you should modify the pattern, or pick another! I modified by adding a couple inches to the back pieces, grading into the side seams.
Pattern Sizing:
I made 14 as usual, but leather doesn't drape... It hugs. So be prepared to muslin in a thick fabric and add extra length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Kind of. The contrasting sleeve and metal closures are different, but the style lines are the same.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I cut a second set of pieces for the lining and just constructed it the same way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Dislike: no lining?! Too short in the back and the drafting was off in a couple of back pieces.
Like: perfect pattern for leather, with all the piecing. I still went through 4 skins, though! Unique seam lines and exactly the look I was after to combine the leather with a sweater knit sleeve.
Fabric Used:
Leather Deer skins (4) from my brother in law (avid hunter). He was saving the hides to have a jacket made for himself, but changed his mind. Lucky me! The sleeves are cut from a yard of sweater knit, and I used about 2 yards of lining fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Added a couple inches of length to the back
-Added a full lining
-Created my own toggle/chain closures.
-I used small squares of fusible interfacing to reinforce the corners where the stitching lines pivot.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, it's got great style lines and I'd like to make the vest version still. For less advanced sewers, take your time, sew slowly, and follow the instructions. Muslin for to perfect the size.
Conclusion: I love the finished product, it is a great jacket for the cooler temps. The combo of leather and sweater knit is on trend, and the metal closures give it a real light edgy feel.

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madbadger said...
Amazing! I love it!
11/4/13 10:34 PM
MrsCharisma said...
Absolutely jaw dropping! WOW!!!! I love those sweater knit sleeves too.
11/4/13 11:56 PM
heathergwo said...
11/5/13 0:23 AM
knitmachinequeen said...
Good lookin' piece.
11/5/13 2:31 AM
arianamaniacs said...
Wow, incredible jacket!
11/5/13 2:46 AM
HRigg said...
Terrific jacket with lovely details. Have been looking at this pattern so thanks for your very helpful review.
11/5/13 4:45 AM
Danvillegirl said...
I love this! Great mix of leather and sweater knit! You did a great job with this.
11/5/13 5:31 AM
BillieJean said...
Absolutely drop dead gorgeous! Great job.
11/5/13 6:09 AM
CraftAddict said...
11/5/13 8:45 AM
AndreaSews said...
Fabulous jacket!
11/5/13 9:03 AM
VivianZ said...
Great jacket! I like it so much more than the illustrated one.
11/5/13 9:39 AM
marec said...
This is such an interesting and chic jacket! I love that the skins were "homegrown". The sleeves are a great idea too.
11/5/13 9:46 AM
KensingtonCrab said...
Incedible! Love the look and the fit!
11/5/13 10:07 AM
sewbehind said...
Gorgeous jacket. Love the combination of the sweater knit and deerskin. What did your BIL have to say about the results???
11/5/13 10:13 AM
NancyZL said...
Fabulous !
11/5/13 10:45 AM
cleverkitty said...
This is beautiful and I too love the leather with the sweater knit :)
11/5/13 10:47 AM
SewLibra said...
Awesome jacket and I especially like the look of the closures and that they are offset from the center. I also love the piecing in the back. Very nice look!
11/5/13 2:32 PM
KarlaB said...
Great looking jacket. Love the pattern you chose for your leather and the combo with the sweater fabric! Great job on those hand-made closures! Thank you for sharing all these details here and on your blog!
11/5/13 4:39 PM
margy.64 said...
Very very nice.
11/6/13 6:20 AM
JamieB said...
Wow! And I bet you look better wearing those skins than anything your brother in law could have done! I am super inspired to try this pattern now. Thanks for a great review!
11/6/13 9:26 AM
bunnypn said...
Fabulous jacket! :You've turned a blessing of a gift into a very fashionable flattering garment. Love all your original details.
11/6/13 1:24 PM
Mimsy Borogoves said...
thanks so very much for the tips. I own this pattern and will take your information into consideration. I LOVE what you have done with this jacket. Way cool.
11/6/13 7:59 PM
lamstu said...
I wish I hadn't seen your review. Your jacket is so beautiful and edgy and perfect in every way. I am trying so hard not to buy any more patterns, but I want one like this, somehow.... Congratulations on a really beautiful piece of art and thanks for the review (I think :))
11/15/13 8:00 AM
ceejayem said...
This is truly unique and beautifully executed. Thank you too for such and informative review. Lucky you getting those skins!
1/8/14 7:46 AM
Lenarciak said...
Adorable! Wonderful idea! I love this combination of a leather and knitfabric.
1/31/14 4:05 AM
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