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Vogue Patterns: 8934 (Misses' Coat) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Posted on:11/5/13 9:51 AM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
This is Marcy Tilton's coat pattern for Vogue, a review for my second version. I thought that this was different enough to post another review of this wonderful, flattering pattern.

Pattern Sizing:
I made a size S. The fit is just a little snug in the upper arms, enough that I won't wear a bulky sweater under it, but perfect for most tops. The same was true in my first versionfirst version.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Similar in terms of the accent pieces; different in that I made it jacket length.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are good. There seem to be two errors in the pattern tissue, but on closer inspection, and with a little help from a friend, I see that there are no errors at all. The first one was operator error. The second one was a failure to understand the placket construction. I did not use the placket construction for either of my versions.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about this pattern. When I made the first one, I made a muslin that was not full length. I liked it as a jacket in the muslin and so made a second jacket version.

This pattern has great classic styling, I think. I particularly like the fit in the shoulders, the flare at the hips, this standing collar and the front band.

Fabric Used:
My face fabric is a medium weight linen. I interlined it with radiance, a blend of silk and cotton. I used men's ties and silk remnants for a HK finish to the seams.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This is essentially view B without the hem darts due to the shorter length, omitting the in seam pockets. I used the idea of the accent pieces with a short length of mud cloth I had in my stash. Some of my accents are functioning pockets. Like others, I think the idea of the accent pieces is a great creative starting place. I don't have buttons yet, but will probably use large bone-colored buttons with large snaps underneath.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a great pattern. It is now my go-to jacket/coat pattern. I think there are many possible variations. I definitely recommend this pattern. I might make it again. I love the fit and the look. In fact I still need to try the placket insertion method on view B.

Conclusion: I am very pleased with this jacket. If this one is not in your pattern stash, then you may want to order it ASAP.

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marec said...
This is so "you". I love the accents, and the big buttons.
11/5/13 9:57 AM
kkkkaty said...
Very nice! I went to a workshop a few years ago on stamping and painting fabric, this would be a good use for some of my leftover pieces. Thanks for the review of your wonderful jacket!
11/5/13 10:45 AM
carolynw said...
1. Correspondence 2. Approval of Minutes for October 1st, 2013 3. Business arising from Minutes 4. Presidentís Report 5. Treasurerís Report 6. Committee Reports a) Vice President b) Past President c) Membership d) Newsletter e) Program f) Special Events 7. New Business Bowling League Invitation Ė Cobourg 8. Next Meeting 9. Adjournment Very very nice. Your custom touches make it one of a kind
11/5/13 12:38 PM
beth5646 said...
Beautiful. I love it.
11/5/13 12:45 PM
ArtAttack said...
Martha, long time no see! This is FABU! And so you...love it!
11/5/13 1:30 PM
DorothyK said...
Stunning jacket, inside and out.
11/5/13 3:00 PM
mm said...
What a great jacket.
11/5/13 6:31 PM
sew2little said...
Oh you--always making the perfect thing! This is just great!
11/5/13 10:27 PM
SewLibra said...
Very unique! I love to see individual creativity and yours is really cool. It's interesting yet understated and not over the top.
11/6/13 0:21 AM
tess said...
Your clothes are always so beautifully made, I love your skill and your sense of style!
11/6/13 4:31 AM
Rebecca D said...
Amazing, I love it.
11/6/13 7:30 AM
VivianZ said...
Very, very nice. I love the accent mud cloth, and the short version.
11/6/13 7:33 AM
Patti B said...
OMG, do I love this coat ... and your other version too. Good thing you live on the other side of the country or your closet wouldn't be safe!
11/6/13 8:30 AM
ElaineSweet said...
What is the finished back length of your modified jacket?
11/6/13 11:02 AM
Karine said...
Martha - this is a fabulous jacket! I love seeing your creations. Not only do you do beautiful work, but you're so very creative too. I didn't give this pattern a second look initially. Thanks for the review and link to your blog with the detailed pictures.
11/6/13 11:42 AM
Mimsy Borogoves said...
Martha martha martha..yet again I love your version. Thanks for sharing, and I too had problems with some of the pattern pieces. I just assumed It was me.
11/6/13 7:56 PM
Donna 92886 said...
I love that you used ties for finishing. So chic!
11/6/13 9:22 PM
STARG said...
Very nice. Love the use of the mud cloth pieces.
11/7/13 3:17 PM
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