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Posted on:1/30/14 2:58 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8804 by Lenarciak

Vogue Patterns: 8804 by Lenarciak  Vogue Patterns: 8804 by Lenarciak  
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8804
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $27.50 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Wool/Poly Blend  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
French couture jacket with quilted lining
Pattern Sizing:
6-14 - I have made size 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I moidified the patterns a little but generally it look the same

Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not follow instruction included with the pattern. I have followed the Couture Sewing – The Couture Cardigan Jacket by Claire Shaeffer

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the jacket, I love couture techinques used by contruction. It is pattern I will use more often

Fabric Used:
I used wool bland tweed - typical fabric for Chanel/French jacket

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I have made muslin and adjusted the pattern to my size. I have added extra button and button hole on the sleeves as I have made sleeves a little longer.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
O yes, I have already 1 almost on my cutting table and 4 on the waiting list.
For the final result Click Here
It is great wardrobe builder. It take time to contsruct this jacket but I knew this and I enjoyed every minute. However if you do not like couture techniques, hand stitching - don't start.

chech my blog for more detail Click Here
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Jstarr4250 said...
I saw your jacket on my Flickr feed a few days ago and fell in love with it. How you managed to do such gorgeous buttonholes in boucle fabric is a marvel. I also admire your bias pockets and 3 piece sleeves. Beautiful work!
1/30/14 3:14 PM
ArtAttack said...
Gorgeous jacket! I love your fabric. Ditto JStarr on your perfect buttonholes! Great job...beautiful work.
1/30/14 3:21 PM
r e n said...
Beautiful fabric and jacket. The couture techniques certainly enhanced the final outcome--enjoy wearing this fabulous jacket!
1/30/14 3:23 PM
MrsCharisma said...
This is just stunning. I love it.
1/30/14 3:25 PM
cleverkitty said...
Beautiful jacket!!!!
1/30/14 4:49 PM
PattyE said...
That's a gorgeous jacket.
1/30/14 5:08 PM
bes said...
Beautiful jacket and workmanship!
1/30/14 6:17 PM
jlg said...
1/30/14 6:26 PM
Sharonspils said...
Amazing jacket, your attention to detail shows through!
1/30/14 6:44 PM
jenleeC said...
Your jacket looks stunning and well worth the hours of hand-sewing for such a beautiful finished garment.
1/30/14 7:02 PM
Ineedaname said...
Beautiful jacket - the colors made me click on your review immediately.
1/30/14 7:25 PM
Re Becca said...
Gorgeous! Love the color combo, that trim is perfect and I don't think that fabric is bland at all!
1/30/14 7:31 PM
USMCMom said...
What exquisite workmanship! Lovely in every way. Wear it in good health. Coco Chanel is surely smiling!
1/30/14 8:17 PM
caroljeancarmichael said...
Your jacket is a thing of beauty. Just in time for Valentine's Day. Since you are an experienced tailor, I am wondering how long it took to make this.
1/30/14 10:01 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Oh, so pretty!
1/30/14 10:13 PM
Danmar said...
Wow I'm in awe!
1/31/14 0:14 AM
cmcarr said...
1/31/14 1:45 AM
Sharlovestosew said...
Beautiful! I love how you treated the lining using a red then the white. The braided trim is beautiful too, where did you purchase it?
1/31/14 2:01 AM
Quickie said...
Such a Beautifull jacket . Congrats
1/31/14 3:00 AM
Lenarciak said...
Thanks a lot for all nice words! @caroljeancarmichael I took time to make it... I did not calculated yet. I was forced to take long breaks in between. @Sharlovestosew I have bought the trim in online shop with all sewing supplies.
1/31/14 5:21 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great looking jacket!! Love the red and white. Beautiful workmanship.
1/31/14 5:28 AM
mending maven said...
STUNNING! Gorgeous workwomanship?
1/31/14 7:57 AM
Tee Jones Actie said...
Very pretty jacket!!!!
1/31/14 8:02 AM
dresscode said...
Wow! Buttonholes are gorgeous!
1/31/14 8:07 AM
redside said...
How elegant. Beautiful work!
1/31/14 9:36 AM
chenille said...
Just stunning! I love everything about this jacket.
1/31/14 9:44 AM
ASiverson said...
1/31/14 9:58 AM
carolynw said...
Love your jacket - your work on this is absolutely perfect. All the time you spent on this resulted in a truly couture jacket. Great work!
1/31/14 11:10 AM
VirginiasDghter said...
Oh this is spectacular! The whole thing...just GORGEOUS! The time spent on this project was WELL worth it! Nice work!
1/31/14 1:50 PM
Camerio said...
Absolutely beautiful!
1/31/14 6:46 PM
SewWil said...
Gorgeous jacket!!! Great job.
1/31/14 9:17 PM
becca a said...
This jacket is absolutely stunning!
2/1/14 9:44 AM
wimmie said...
absolutely without question stunning. You do the French jacket proud. are you really in the process of making 5 more. wow
2/1/14 11:23 AM
STARG said...
Beautiful jacket.
2/1/14 12:04 PM
Lenarciak said...
Thanks a lot for all your comments - it is stimulating and inspiring :-) @wimmie - taking into account I have more then 5 tweeds/favrics for this type of jacket for myslef plus my momther and niece would like to have such jacket as well - I will be busy with sewing them ;-)
2/2/14 5:30 AM
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