Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Vogue 8799 - In Review
Yes, I'm trying to crank out as many 2013 reviews as I can before the new year begins. There are still at least a dozen projects that won't be reviewed before the new year. RATS! I've got to do better in 2014.
Here is Vogue 8799 in review.
Pattern Description: MISSES' JACKET, TOP, DRESS, SKIRT AND PANTS: Loose-fitting, unlined jacket has collar, elastic back, and two-piece sleeves with elastic forming ruching effect/slit, and topstitching. Fitted top or dress has seam detail and back zipper. C: back slit. Semi-fitted skirt or straight-legged pants have self-lined yokes. D: pleated lower back. A, B, C and D: lined. B, C, D and E: stitched hems.
Pattern Sizing: 6 to 22. I used size 16 with modifications. Views A and E.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did.
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? This is another pattern I purchased for the jacket. I liked the ruching on the sleeves. Of course the princess seams make it easy to make adjustments. The curved waistband is always a welcomed plus. It fit nicely across the tummy area. I wish I had installed a zipper along the center front of the jacket. I find myself wanting to hold the front closed. The model is holding the front or moving one jacket front to the side. She is also wearing a belt in one of the photos. My dislike: center back zippers in pants. I installed it on the side.
Fabric Used: Polyester gabardine for the Textile Warehouse.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did a FBA. The waist of the jacket is elasticized; so I did not need to make a sway back adjustment. I didn't need to do a prominent shoulder blade adjustment. I started with size 16 and this jacket is kind of boxy across the back. I had plenty of room in the upper back area.
I added about four inches to the length of the pants and about an inch to the length of the sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I'd like to make the jacket in leather. Yes I do recommend it to others. It goes together with no problems. The only caution would be to take your time making the casing for the elastic in the sleeves. It's done after the sleeve and the lining is put together. So make sure your markings are clear.
Conclusion: This is a nice wardrobe pattern. The jacket and the pants sew up with no problem. It's worth a try if you like to style.