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Posted on:7/24/14 7:12 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8732 by velosewer

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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Unlined, very loose-fitting jacket has shoulder pads and tailoring details such as welt pockets and padstitching.
This pattern is a Claire Shaeffer custom couture collection so the instructions has lots of notes to help you.

Pattern Sizing:
8 - 22. I made the 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Click Here to view it.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes and I did struggle with the instructions. Let me explain...
Vogue (Claire Shaeffer) gives you lots of instructions that I poured over again and again. The illustrations support the instructions very clearly. I did follow the order of construction. I kept to the instructions so I had to struggle against how I usually sew - fast.

Claire has included her own tips interspersed with the instructions.
As this is an unlinedjacket, I had to focus on making the inside look as fabulous as the outside of the jacket. I don't make unlined jacket often because I want jackets with longevity hence, fully interlined, lined jackets are what I love making.

This pattern gives you step by step instructions to hand sew the buttonholes. While I bound the pocket seams, front facing edges and hem edge with home made bias binding, I machine sewed the buttonholes. And I sewed the buttons on the pocket flap instead of making a buttonhole to close the pockets. The buttons for this jacket are lovely so I decided to make the most of them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It has a 70s safari jacket style that reminds me of those safari suits Dad loved with all those pockets. He was a much bigger man so he should wear 4 big pockets. I opted for the two pockets on the hips.

I love how this pattern has lots of instructions. The back pleats make this an easy jacket to wear - no real problems getting a good fit.

Fabric Used:
A dark floral printed denim courtesy of Minerva Crafts UK. This fabric is a soft, medium-weight, stretch woven denim.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The yoke and sleeves were adjusted for my forward shoulders.

I didn't add the top pockets or hand sew the buttonholes. The pad stitching and buttonholes are sewn by machine.

I took out 8cm from the centre back pleat. The look and comfort are still the same. I also shortened the belt (of course) and wear it tied behind me to show the jacket's shaping.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes.
This jacket is comfortable to wear. And I love jackets that provide a great layer when the cold hits.

I wore this jacket on a cold and windy day and this jacket kept the cold off me and was a bit of colour on a grey, winter's day.

This jacket is a good trans-seasonal layer.

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Dilliander said...
This looks fab Maria and even better IRL :)
7/25/14 0:08 AM
carolynw said...
It's fabulous and am so glad to see your review. Have this pattern and wasn't sure whether totreat it as outerwear or a niceinside jacket - you have answered that for me. You sure did a terriific job matching the print. Bravo!
7/24/14 8:04 PM
sewmytime said...
7/24/14 1:09 PM
VogueMistress said...
I love what you did with this...beautiful job!
7/24/14 11:01 AM
sewnow said...
I like that
7/24/14 8:04 AM
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