Pattern with more than 5 reviews!
|Vogue Patterns: 8885 (Misses Jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
|Viewed 297 times
||4 more reviews|
Review rated Helpful
by 1 people Very Helpful
by 5 people
|About rutaliet |
|Member since: 8/10/08 |
|Reviews written: 33|
|Favored by: 12 people|
|patterns reviewed: 33|
|Posted on:||2/17/13 6:23 PM |
|Last Updated:||2/17/13 10:40 PM|
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|See other patterns in this category: Coat/Jacket |
|Available for sale on PR: $22.50 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Polyester Crepe [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Related Links |
|Click on to add a link|
|4 different lightweight jacket options in one Vogue envelope !|
This is my test version of view A.
My jacket did not end up as short as the pattern photo.
SIZING: I cut the pattern per the measurement chart - medium in my case.
INSTRUCTIONS: Right off the bat, I was confused, and still am, as to why the cutting layout shows the front of the jacket cut on the length grain, and the back of the jacket cut on the cross grain. I kept thinking I was not understanding something, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why you would want to cut the front and back of a raglan sleeve jacket on opposite grains. How would that work with a fabric that had some sort of print??
I submitted an inquiry to Vogue Tech Support asking about this but it's been over a week and I have not received a response. Thanks Vogue !
So, I did not follow the cutting layouts. I folded my 60" wide fabric in half on the length grain and cut both the front and back pieces on the length grain. For the collar I folded the pattern piece in half and cut it on the fold - therefore, on the opposite grain specified on the pattern.
FABRIC: I have no idea why I purchased this fabric in the first place. No wonder it has been in my stash for years. It is some kind of matte polyester crepe or something with some Lycra, so it has a little bit of one way stretch. The recommended fabrics for this jacket are lace, chiffon, and silk jersey. In other words, very lightweight fabrics. My fabric did not fit the bill but I thought it would be light enough for this pattern. It was, kind of, and kind of not.
- Did not use the recommended cutting layout.
- Adjusted the amount of gathering for the weight of my fabric. There is some heavy duty gathering going on in this pattern. I was not able to gather 16" down to 5.5" for the sleeves, and was not quite able to gather 13.5" down to 2" on the collar. Therefore, my sleeves ended up a little longer and the collar ended up a little wider at the neck.But the good news is - that's OK !
- Did not make french seams as specified in the instructions. There was NO way to make french seams with all of that gathering bulk. I serged the seams instead.
- Added 10" of length to the band/ties. Boy, I'm sure glad I did. I would not have been able to tie a bow otherwise.
- I edge stitched the entire band/ties so I did not need to slip stitch the band closed as specified in the instructions.
- The collar ended up being too long overall - probably because of my small bust. Therefore, I needed to shorten the overall length of the collar at the bottom edges
- You can easily modify this pattern. Overall length, length of sleeves, width of collar - all of these are very easy to modify.
- The band pattern piece is shaped and therefore molds very nicely around the body.
- The band/ties are 4 separate pieces that are stitched and turned, so no wrong sides of fabric showing.
- I like how the fronts do not meet in the center. I like that gap in the middle.
- The finished length is good. I'm glad it was not as short as the photo
- I really like how the collar extends down to the bottom of the jacket and is stitched into the band. Different.
- The raglan sleeve upper seams keep wanting to roll forward for some reason.
- I am finding that the collar feels a little to bulky at the neck.
- Haven't quite decided how I feel about the gathered sleeves - at this point, I don't like them too much.
SUMMARY: I was attracted to this pattern mainly for view A and B, and
view D (cardigan) is a bonus. Not sure I would ever make view C. These are some nice jacket options for wearing at the office over sleeveless tops or dresses. Now that I have made a test version, I will definitely make view A again, probably in a light rayon jersey knit. I might eliminate the gathering in the sleeves all together. Looking forward to making view B too. These are patterns with lots of possibilities.
|Buy this pattern for $22.50 List Price: |$30.00 Add to Bag
<< Previous Next >>
Login to Add a Comment