Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sporty Style of Vogue 8795


I absolutely love this cute little jacket. When I first saw it last Spring, I immediately purchased the pattern knowing that I would make it soon. Of course, life happens and other projects sort of pushed it down the "to make list". But when I saw Ann's beautifully crafted jacket, up to the top of the list it went.

Yesterday I discovered many ladies had made great looking jackets, some only made a few changes to the sleeve and back pattern. It looks great on everyone. This Marcy Tilton jacket is definitely a winner.

Vogue 8795 in Review:

Pattern Description: MISSES' JACKET: Semi-fitted, unlined jacket has collar, left front extending into drape and stitched hems. A: purchased decorative hook/eye tape for closing. A and C: right front and right collar edges may be cut on selvage, wrong side of fabric shows on drape. B and C: purchased decorative zipper.  

Pattern Sizing: 6 to 22

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? A piece of cake. No difficult construction steps; nothing confusing either. I pretty much followed them to the letter. Construction time was about two hours.  


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the collar and the front drape. I also like the exposed closure. The combination of these two features is what sold me on this pattern. No dislikes.  

Fabric Used: Poly-cotton knit. This was one of the times I shopped for fabric with a specific pattern in mind. I wanted something a little funky. I found this knit at Vogue on Roosevelt. It was less than $7 bulk per yard.  

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I was so grateful to learn (Ann's Review) that I probably wouldn't need to do a FBA. The jacket had more than enough style ease to compensate for the girls. I thought about going down a size, but changed my mind. I do like the fit in the bust area. Just past the bust area, I sewed larger side seams, just a little. The jacket is a little on the short side, I think I added maybe an inch to the length. The sleeves are very long. I didn't need to add to the length. A few ladies made reductions in the sleeve cap, but I didn't. Typically, I make some adjustments to the back, but not this time. This one was fine across my back. Caution - The joining of the collar to the jacket creates some bulk and may present a challenge when installing the zipper. I graded the seam allowances to reduce the bulk and had no problem sewing through all thicknesses.  


Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Of course, I will sew it again. Love, love this jacket and will make at least one more with the hook and eye closure. I highly recommend it to others.

Conclusion: This is a very stylish jacket that can be dressed up or down. It's easy to sew.

13 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Love the look. That jacket is really cute.

Pam from South Australia said...

Very snazzy jacket. The style/fabric look great on you.

Andrea said...

Love the fabric choice, Cenetta. You look great in your new jacket.

Victoria said...

Awesome jacket Lady! I love the cool print!!!

BeaJay said...

Fantastic jacket - love it and it looks so cool on you.

Bunny said...

Everything about your entire outfit is wonderful. It's beautifully styled and that jacket is great. What fabulous fabric and such a perfect match to the pattern. Great job, Cenetta!

Linda T said...

Oh, you look great in that jacket. I have that same fabric. I think I got mine at FabricMart.com I was thinking of using it in a dress. Right now, it's still nesting in the stash.

RhondaBuss said...

Woo HOO!!!! Sexy Mama!!! Love the fabric.

Gorgeous Things said...

I just LOVE that jacket on you!!! It's a great pattern, and I love the fact that it works well in so many fabrications on so many body types.

Roseana Auten said...

I really love the fabric you picked.

Sheila said...

Lovely jacket and love the sporty look.

Coco said...

Love your jacket! really cool fabric.

Ren said...

This one is really nice, mom (I still don't like the pattern on the fabric. LOL). Hopefully, I'll be able to make a jacket similar to this- under close supervision.

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