Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Vogue 8865 jacket in rose red

Did you wonder what happened to this one?  Not that anyone is losing sleep over what I do or don't finish sewing, I didn't mean to say that.  I know you all have better things to to do. Like watch the final episode of the Great British Sewing Bee...which I have not seen yet. And plan to watch tomorrow sometime, so no spoilers. A bit challenging to avoid seeing the results today on line but so far I have succeeded. I have to watch it tomorrow morning because in the afternoon I will be in San Francisco for Pattern Review Weekend 2013!  Couldn't miss that, right here in my own backyard, so to speak. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Now back to Vogue 8865, a very simple little jacket that I quite like and am thinking this is the very pattern I can use to make a nice soft leather jacket come fall, maybe with some contrast sleeves or something.  Not that I am thinking about fall, to busy enjoying spring right now.

Vogue rose jacket2
Here is the previous post on construction of this jacket with some details on how I sew and trim sleeves - in a word - lots of pins! You can see the seaming better in this photo of the back. 

Rose jacket back1

I did make the version with the slightly strange lapel/collar and I like it OK, the pattern called for the entire jacket (all pieces) to be interfaced with knit fusible, which was a good idea in theory but if I were to start over (knowing what I know now) I would put a thicker interfacing in the lapel and collar area as I don't think it has enough heft to support the fabric with just fusible knit.  Oh well...
Rose jacket collar
I did find this in my big box of linings and I know I found this at a garage sale, it is not quite the exact shade of rose but a nice complement - and the price was right.

Rose jacket lining

Another nit-picky detail is that I added 2 inches to the bottom when I cut it out, just for the heck of it and also I like a wide hem (instead of bagging the lining). Also I held it up to a couple of other jackets and it seemed kind of short. And yet when I got to the hemming, this is what I did:

Jacket hem pink silk thread

Are you kidding me, a 3/4 inch hem?  If I hadn't added those 2 inches to the length I would have been really annoyed, and had a nice bolero. Yes, a bit of an exaggeration but really, kind of short!

rose jacket on me
See, I told you. And I am still not sure about the oddball collar design.  Might make the other version and/or draft some other collar idea, if I can come up with one. 

The top is Simplicity 1916 which I previously blogged here.    Simplicity wrap knit top
The pants are my latest version of the Sewaholic Thurlow trousers, in black denim, more details to follow including a few pitfalls (and how I survived them).

Here is my latest impulse purchase at the garden store, a pink hydrangea which took the place of a sad and spindly old azeala.  Ruthless, I tell you. Produce flowers in my garden or your days are numbered.This new plant better watch out!

Happy Sewing, Beth

new pink hydrangea

20 comments:

  1. Great jacket - loving the colour. And the collar. Very nice indeed.

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  2. I just pulled out all my azaleas because they were looking scrappy. I think I need a very low ground cover. No hurry here as it is autumn. Your jacket is lovely and would look fabulous in leather.

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  3. This has a fabulous fit! Stunning colour :D

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  4. I really love the color of the jacket, and the stle too! I looks great on you. Also, the Thurlows are great. I have made three pair of them so far :)

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  5. I love your jacket, a beautiful shade of red.

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  6. Beautiful! I think the collar looks cool -- not too stiff and serious. See you on Friday at Pattern Review Weekend 2013!

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  7. Your jacket is just lovely! I hope you enjoy the GBSB. It's been such a brilliant show. Loved every minute!

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  8. The collar on that jacket reminds me a little of the jacket the hostess of GBSB wore in grey, I think it's fabulous and would be green with envy to see it in leather (with heavy knit sleeves...yum).

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  9. Loving your whole outfit Beth, but the jacket looks gorgeous! The collar doesn't look odd, but is it going to annoy you if it work support itself? Still think it is beautifully sewn.

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  10. The jacket is lovely. I particularly like the seaming on the back. For myself, the standing-up-ness of the collar wouldn't work, but it looks nice on you. Great color! Have fun at the PR event for the rest of us!

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  11. Great jacket and the top matches so well. Agree with adding length - it would have been too short. I'm sure the hydrangea will love being in your garden.

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  12. What a beautiful colour! The jacket is just gorgeous and so well made! You had such a great eye for adding lenght to it. It is just perfect!
    Please no bullying with the hydrangeas, they are soooo sensitive! :D

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  13. A beautiful jacket and I love it in that vibrant red!!

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  14. I love the look of this jacket. Lovely red rose color, fits and looks very nice on you!

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  15. This is a very beautiful jacket! I love the color and glad you did add that extra length too!

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  16. Oh wow, your finished red jacket is stunning both visually and from a sewing admiration stance.

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  17. Really love this striking jacket. Nice work!!!

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  18. I'm loving the look of those perfectly pressed seams. The colour of your fabric is just so... deep? It's gorgeous. The link to your sleeve post doesn't work... but I found it and was again admiring your handiwork. Wool lends itself so well to being moulded into the shape and form you want it to take!

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  19. I did wonder what was happening on this jacket. Sometimes it just takes time to produce a great garment. I love the color and style of this jacket. I also am heartless when a plant does not perform. I just tore out a big creeping mound of St. John's Wort. 5 years and I never saw any pretty yellow blooms promised by the tag pictures. Now I have a new spot for more of my favorite dalhias.

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  20. I love the red, I think because the jacket is well structured at the shoulders, that collar fits in well. Plus the red is a strong colour.

    Nice look overal =)

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