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.