|Vogue Patterns: 7975 (MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE JACKET) - Type:Coat/Jacket|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Boucle [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Lined jacket in two lengths with high round neckline. Button front option and pocket variations.|
I made View A with long sleeves and lengthened it a bit
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22, I started with a size 12 with a few adjustments noted below.
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? Seemed good, I didn't really use them. The style is a basic princess seam jacket and I didn't use any facings, and made the lining from the jacket pattern pieces. I first made a muslin so I could fit it exactly on me, and then cut apart that muslin to use for the pattern pieces. This works really well when matching a plaid as you can lay out all the pieces across a 60" wide fabric and match away!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Very much like the fit and shape of the jacket. The princess seams were well drafted which was a good thing as I was matching a plaid. The sleeves fit well into the armholes. Normally I am not a fan of buttonless jackets but this one meets up well in the center and the shape is nice, I did put one jacket hook at the waist to keep closed.
Fabric Used: Boucle type fabric with metallic threads. A fabric that had been in my stash for a while so I am not sure what the fiber content it, I believe it to be a wool/acrylic/poly blend, purchased from Fashion Fabrics Club. Lining is silk charmeuse.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the jacket by about 3 inches when cutting out and then hemmed about 1.25 inches so it is longer than the short version shown on the pattern envelope.
I used silk organza to stabilize the neckline and front of the jacket with a one inch seam allowance in this area. That edge was turned and catch-stitched down and then the lining was hand sewn right on the edge.
I had to adjust at the shoulder by narrowing it about 3/4 inch, which was fairly easy to do on this shoulder princess seam style. In fact this pattern is really great for adjustments on the fly with the princess seaming.
I was planning to add braid trim in a contrast color but decided against. I made double layer fringe attached to strips of silk organza which I hand sewed to the edge before putting in the lining which covered the silk organza.
I created square patch pockets to match the plaid and hand sewed to the front of the jacket, doing the same fringe across the top of the pocket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew it again, now that I have a muslin sloper I can use to cut out, I can see this style in anything from silk duppioni to denim. I do want to make a version with some braid or trim, so I just need to find the right fabric. Highly recommend as an easy and well designed pattern.
I am really glad I finally tried this pattern and I am so happy with the plaid matching. I would like to make a version for my mom and maybe another for myself in the spring with a lighter color palette. This version can dress up or down, and now I have convinced myself I need a black suede skirt to go with
All the links above are to individual photos in my Flickr set.
Here is the link to the whole Flickr set for this jacket.
Most of these photos also appear on my blog with lots of construction details and tips on plaid matching.
First Blog post: starting out and some extensive tips on plaid matching
Second Blog post: construction and some info about sewing sleeves
Final blog post finished jacket photos on me and on dress form, some final details on construction.
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