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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 8982 (Misses' Jacket and Vest)

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Posted on:3/26/14 11:46 AM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8982 by ssssdeb

Vogue Patterns: 8982 by ssssdeb  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 11 people   
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Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, unlined jacket or vest has front extending into back collar, front darts, back extending to lower side front, no side seams, and shaped hemline. I wear it like a blouse, not a jacket.

Pattern Sizing: 8-24, I made size 8 with modifications

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes - mixing and matching the various views.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes the pieces all fit together quite nicely and the instructions are very clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the lines on this pattern a lot. I like that it's different than what I normally wear (looser fitting, less structured). I liked the top stitching on view B so I copied that with a decorative stitch on my machine (not hand stitching like it calls for) but on view A which I used with woven rather than knit fabric for a smaller fit.

Fabric Used: Silk Rayon from A Fashionable Stitch in SLC, UT - it was a dream to work with.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: A lot. But they were easy. I know that Marcy Tilton's patterns run loose AND large. I made a muslin for this one (if you know me, that's a shock) because I knew it would be necessary. I did my usual small shoulder adjustments, taking up the sleeve cap and the shoulder. I also pinched out 3" from the center back bottom, darting to nothing toward the neck. I cut 1" off the sleeve bottoms - it calls for a 2" hem but I would have required a 3" hem and I have long arms! I also took 2" out of the entire sleeve length as the sleeves were quite wide. The biggest change, though, was sewing view A which is for a knit, in a woven instead - therefore making a smaller version to start with just by the fabric change. I still think this shirt fits me loose and even bigger than it looks on the models. I also used 6 buttons instead of 3 but that's no big deal.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't know if I'll sew this again only because I have enough patterns to rival a store at this point. However, I like it and I would recommend the pattern. It's fun and different in a subtle way. Just do what you can to check the sizing - it definitely runs large.

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Danmar said...
Looks great and also skillfully made!
3/26/14 12:29 PM
Elke said...
Very pretty jacket and looks fabulous on you!
3/26/14 1:35 PM
CissieW said...
Love the lines on this jacket!
3/26/14 2:52 PM
PattyE said...
Lovely! I can't wait to make this too!
3/26/14 3:17 PM
JamieB said...
SUPERB! I love your version. I too find M.T.'s patterns very large and will use your idea to substitute a woven. Your alterations encourage me to go ahead a make one for myself. Thank you!
3/26/14 3:45 PM
sewtime said...
Beautifully sewn. fantastic buttons, love-love it!
3/26/14 4:01 PM
meadowclark said...
Thank you so much for the review. It is in the cue!
3/26/14 6:54 PM
Sheenagh said...
Thank you for this review ... I have this pattern and am excited to make it. Yours looks great - excellent work!
3/26/14 7:31 PM
cocosloft said...
So good looking! Just ordered this, love the look!
3/27/14 6:45 AM
STARG said...
Great looking jacket. I have this pattern as well and need to sew it up.
3/27/14 9:56 AM
ssssdeb said...
Thank you for the nice comments!
3/27/14 11:59 AM
becca a said...
Your jacket is a lovely color, and your fit and sewing are beautiful.
3/27/14 10:07 PM
lamstu said...
Total success! I really like this version of the pattern, and it seems as though you do too, with such a big smile :)
3/28/14 2:02 AM
TJSEWS said...
This blouse/jacket looks great on you. I have this pattern too so I appreciate seeing your review.
3/28/14 11:53 PM
FINESS said...
Your jacket is lovely. I'm just wondering about the shoulders. These are drop shoulders, not intended to have a regular seam at the shoulder. I'm a little confused about this, so would appreciate any input. Thank you.
4/1/14 10:55 PM
FINESS said...
My comment about the dropped shoulders was supposed robe a question.
4/1/14 11:21 PM
ssssdeb said...
The shoulders look a little low on the model but I just made them to my own liking - I only took off a half inch on the shoulder and sleeve cap, which I guess you could say is a full inch there, but not much considering I have tiny shoulders and always make a shoulder adjustment anyway.
4/2/14 9:36 AM
kkkkaty said...
Wonderful! Your jacket caught my eye in the pictures, and I thought the background looked like Utah; so surprised that it really was. Fashionable Stitch is a very nice shop...
4/4/14 3:32 PM
ssssdeb said...
kkkkaty: I just discovered FS and love it.
4/5/14 4:32 PM
Sarah Liz said...
Fantastic review and photos - thank you. It looks great on you - beautifully made, and as you are slight, you have done well with making a Tilton work for you :)
6/27/14 8:02 PM
 
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