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Reviewed by:0marie0

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Posted on:7/1/12 4:56 PM
Last Updated:8/8/16 4:30 PM
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Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 2836
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Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
Review Rating:
Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
See other patterns in this category: Mens - Jackets    Mens - Pants    
Type:Mens - Jackets
Let me apologise in advance for english in not my first language...
Pattern Description:
Men's jacket and pants, loose fitting, below the hip, 3 inside pockets.
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Surprisingly yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I tought they were a bit hard to follow since it was my first attempt at making a jacket but I managed to get through it with a little help from my mom! They would probably be easier for someone who has a little experience in sewing jackets. The pattern diagrams were not always clear in my opinion especially the collar part...
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I have only been able to find a few patterns for men's jacket. This one seemed to be more adjusted, more classical looking and more detailed than the others. Plus, it was only 5$ on sale.
It was a pretty long project but it was worth it since it ended up looking not too far from a jacket we would have bought (at least I think it wasn't too far from that...)
In my opinion the instructions weren't detailed enough. I had to go through tailoring books to add a couple of steps in the process, especially in the collar, the pockets and the bottonholes parts.
Fabric Used:
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't sew a buttonhole on the collar but that's about it!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Of course! I would probably make some alterations in the lenghts and stuff like that but I think the pattern was good and since there aren't much choices when it comes to finding a men's vest pattern...

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carolina Torres said... (8/17/16 7:37 PM) Reply
Nice!! You did amazing !
Wujko said... (8/9/16 10:21 PM) Reply
Great looking jacket. Your English was great.
CissieW said... (8/9/16 11:02 AM) Reply
Wow. Great job! I haven't yet tackled making menswear. You were brave -- but certainly up to the challenge.
mending maven said... (8/9/16 7:49 AM) Reply
Lovely job. Looks wonderful on him! English is my first language and yours is better! :>)
Graca said... (8/9/16 0:33 AM) Reply
Wow, your workmanship is beautiful. It looks great!
Changma said... (8/8/16 9:40 PM) Reply
Wow- it looks great!
JTRinRoswell said... (8/8/16 8:03 PM) Reply
Very nice job! The jacket looks wonderful and fits him well! And your English is great, too!
Rhoda K said... (8/8/16 8:00 PM) Reply
Very nice!
Immelu said... (8/8/16 7:59 PM) Reply
What an elegant jacket!!! great job!
frame said... (8/8/16 7:56 PM) Reply
Great looking jacket.
kindofpicky said... (8/8/16 6:08 PM) Reply
Well done! I especially like the wonderful fit you achieved. Looks like your young man is pretty happy, too. By the way, your English is great.
brycetheripper said... (8/8/16 5:50 PM) Reply
Love, love, love! I have sew envy now! Great job!
Penny Carlson said... (8/8/16 5:29 PM) Reply
Amazing job!
RadarRadiance said... (8/8/16 5:12 PM) Reply
Amazing job, looks so professional, great job and lucky man!
madbadger said... (7/7/13 1:23 PM) Reply
Thank you for great review!
pdiddly said... (7/2/12 3:54 AM) Reply
well done you on making this jacket - I have just made 8 shirts for my husband to be and it has set my mind thinking about other garments for him too - I can't enlarge the picture either
Elona said... (7/1/12 6:26 PM) Reply
Unfortunately, I cannot click on the image and enlarge it. Could you check to make sure the link is working?
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