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|Posted on:||2/26/10 9:15 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/16/14 10:57 PM|
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 3 people Very Helpful by 16 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $25.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Denim [See other projects in this fabric]|
|fPattern Description: Semi-fitted hip-length jeans type jacket with sleeve details|
Pattern Sizing: All sizes included. I used Size B
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? Yes and there were many helpful fitting tips at the beginning of the instructions
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the styling of the jacket. The princess seams were very helpful to me in making a full bust adjustment. I loved the sleeve detail - very eye catching. I used purple denim with gold topstitching thread and I really liked the effect. sleeve detail
However, my particular pattern had the front waistband pattern piece missing. Maybe I had a dud pattern? Maybe something happened in production? I double checked and it did not fall on the floor. So what I did was make a muslin of the main bodice pieces and back waistband and so I was able to figure out how to create the pattern piece. (Like seeing the shape of the one missing puzzle piece once all the other pieces are together.)
Once I fit the muslin, I proceeded to cut out in fabric, including the sleeve. Much to my dismay, the sleeve was way too tight. What I discovered was that the pattern was off by one sleeve size. For example, the pattern piece says that Size B should have a bicep of 13 1/4 inches. However, when I measured from seam to seam for Size B, the measurement was 12 5/8 inches which was for Size A. I therefore sewed the seam with 1/4 inch seam allowance which provided me with the room I needed and prevented me from scrapping this project.
I decided to line the jacket but beware! I had to add a pleat to the center back for movement.
The sleeve detail with all of the small pieces that go together to me is the highlight of this jacket. When I put the pieces together, I found that the bottom edges did not align with each other. I therefore trimmed the edges so that they were all even but now the sleeves were too short. What I did was finish the sleeve with bias strips and sewed them on close to the edge of the sleeve which gave me the length I lost by trimming.
I was surprised to find so many problems with a Vogue pattern. I am glad I got it for $3.99 at a local sale!
Fabric Used: Purple denim purchased at Mood Fabrics in NYC a long, long time ago.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I do recommend the pattern but just be sure to measure those sleeves first to determine the correct sleeve for you. The jacket is too distinctive to make again.
| Available for sale on PR: $25.00 (See envelope)Click to Buy|
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