Tuesday, April 12, 2011

V1216 - Asymmetrical Jacket



I really like the design of this jacket. The back has a dramatic affect. The center back piece is triangle shape that starts at the base of the neck. There are side slits (right side has buttons and left side has buttonholes). I didn't do a FBA, because there is enough style ease to compensate. This jacket reminds me of a poncho shawl combo with sleeves.

This photo was taken at the garment review on March 26, 2011. I call this the upside down jacket because the sleeve design appears to be upside down. When I put it on, it almost feels like I'm putting it on upside down. Chuckle, chuckle.

Anyway, Sandra Young was the inspiration for making this piece for the show. And I'm glad I did. It went together with no problems. It's very comfortable and stylish. Something a little different to add to the wardrobe.

Review:

Vogue 1216

Featured in - Dr. Zhivago segment

Pattern Description: MISSES' JACKET AND PANTS: Very loose-fitting, unlined jacket has patch pockets, extended side back cut-in-one with turn back collar, sleeves are turned back (forming cuffs), wrong side will show. Pull-on pants have unfinished straight leg and elastic waist casing, above ankle length.

Pattern Sizing: sizes 10-22; I used size 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Pretty easy to follow. No problems.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the unique design of it. No dislikes.

Fabric Used: Boiled Wool from Mood Fabric. This online fabric store has beautiful fabric. Check it out.


Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added two inches to the length.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. My sister would like one. Yes. I do recommend this pattern.

Conclusion: This is an easy pattern to sew. It only took me about three hours to sew it together. Easy pattern, great style.

22 comments:

  1. What a great style! It's really interesting, looks stylish and I'm sure is very comfortable to wear. You look terrific in that hat, too!

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  2. Love your jacket & your hat....so styling!

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  3. That is toooo sharp! Love the hat too!

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  4. This was one of my favorite garments in the fashion show. It looks lovely in the pictures, but the way it moved on the runway was spectacular.

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  5. This is a very special jacket. Not everyone could carry it off, but you certainly can. You look wonderful in it!

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  6. You look great in this! Such drama!!

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  7. This is another one of those patterns I didn't give a second thought to, but it looks wonderful on you. You get a lot of return for just 3 hours sewing!

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  8. Very stylist....love the hat.

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  9. This jacket looks fabulous on you! I'm not so sure it would look equally fabulous on me. ;)

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  10. What a neat jacket. You wear it so well and the color is superb!

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  11. You look fantastic in that outfit!

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  12. Very chic! Looks better on you than the envelope.

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  13. Cennetta, The jacket looks stunning on you and the hat just makes the outfit. I really need one of these!!

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  14. That's a great jacket--very chic!

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  15. This jacket looks so much better on you than in the pattern picture. Really lovely!

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  16. Love the whole look... very stylish.

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  17. Wow, I love your jacket! Really nice on you and the hat just tops it off just right.

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  18. Fabulous jacket--you look quite chic.

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  19. This is so fabulous! I had to add it to my wish list. Next clubBMV sale and it's mine.

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  20. This is absolutely adorable! If I had use for it on the islands I'll visit in the Pacific... well, you know the rest of the story.

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  21. Love the style of the jacket and it looks great on you!

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  22. Don't be confused if you try this jacket on before adding the triangular back piece. I did and thought I didn't have enough fabric for the collar and assumed I'd made a mistake. However, the triangular back piece is fitted pointy side down and the wide part eventually forms the collar. I love the look of yours so much I'm thinking of making this (very easy pattern) again with similar fabric and colour to yours. Mine I made with a really really thick brown tones, weave fabric which is a totally different but great look too.

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