|Vogue Patterns: 8890 (Men's Jacket, Shorts, and Pants) - Type:Mens - Jackets |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
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|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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MEN'S JACKET, SHORTS AND PANTS: Semi-fitted, partially interfaced, lined jacket has shoulder pads, sleeve headings, side panels, no side seams, back vents, and two-piece sleeves with vent, button/buttonhole trim. There are two options - one with the usual collar and lapels and one without - I made the traditional jacket. The pattern also comes with pants and shorts - I didn't make these.
40-46. DH is a big man so we went for the 46.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not a bad facsimile - DH wanted patch pockets for a more casual jacket, so I gladly obliged as these are so much easier than double welts with flaps!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Actually I didn't really use the instructions but referred more to tailoring books and delved into my memory of making tailored jacket for myself.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It wasn't for me!
A very cheap polyester suiting. This jacket is a prototype as I have never done a man's jacket before and certainly not for a living breathing client. So this was the practice jacket, both for fitting and construction. DH has his eye on v.expensive cashmere suiting for the 'real' one.
For proper tailoring the fabric must be malleable and the poly neither shrank nor stretched. If DH ever finds his 'perfect' check in a gorgeous cashmere/wool then the making will be easier.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened the sleeves by 1". DH says that 1 - 2" of shirt cuff should be visible when wearing - I suppose to show off the cufflinks! Tightened up the centre back seam between the should blades to try and reduce the wrinkling at the arm scythes.
I did a lot of hand work on this jacket: pad stitched the collar, lapels and shoulder pads; inserted canvas along the hem lines for structure; hand stitched the lining to the jacket shell; made the sleeve vents fully functioning with four buttons.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
DH thinks I'll be sewing it again! I'm not so sure.......
A huge project that took me the best part of a month to complete. OK, I made two sets of sleeves and put them in at least four times and I only sewed an hour or two in the evenings, but still, it took me a long time. All the while thinking - will he like it? will it fit? etc etc.
I am pleased with the result. DH is pleased with the result, despite the look on his face! The jacket looks good and the best part is that I got a skirt from the leftovers! Result!!!
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