Friday, January 1, 2016

Nautical Blue Stretch Rayon Ponte Knit is Perfect in Winter - Vogue 8780

You might think why buy ponte knit from a online fabric store like Mood.  All fabric stores sell it.  Well, I can give you one good reason why Mood is the perfect source to purchase your ponte:  outstanding quality.  This stretch rayon ponte knit is absolutely beautiful.  It has a smooth, soft hand; easy to sew; and the color is vibrant and rich.  It's the perfect textile to make comfortable, but stylish dresses, pants, tops and jackets.

This is one of my last two Mood projects of 2015.  I had hoped to publish these pieces sooner, but the Chicago weather very wintry, and it is difficult to get good pictures.  So I apology for the dark photos, which do not do the fabric justice.  But please know that it is as beautiful as I stated above.  Okay, now for the rest of my review of Vogue 8780, view A.
This jacket was easy to make and I didn't experience any difficulty with following the instructions.  I used size medium with only a few modifications for board shoulders and adding 1.5" to the length of the sleeves.  Because of the fullest of drape collar/front, it was not necessary to make my usual full bust adjustment.

The upper sleeves is a little snug.  And I could have made deeper side seems below the bust area. These are only minor observations and can be easily adjusted.  The inside of the collar and lapel is exposed.  That not a issue with this fabric.  It looks basically the same on both sides.

From the looks of it today, we are in for a long, cold winter in Chicago.  Today was the second attempt at getting good photos for this posts.  It's cloudy and cold, about 29 degrees.  It feels like 15 degrees as I couldn't stand the cold more than two minutes at a time.

In closing, this has been a good year of sewing with Mood fabrics.  I've had many successes and am excited about future projects.  I hope to try some different types of textiles in the coming year.   In the meantime, everyone stay warm.  Happy New Year! ;-)




  1. You look lovely in this, and I love the way the jacket twirls. That blue is definitely your colour!happy new year back!


  2. Very nice Cennetta, Happy Sewing and Happy New Year!

  3. Very pretty! I keep seeing that pattern and keep thinking about it...

    1. Thanks, Jenny. I had my reservation about it too. But it worked out just fine.

  4. Beautiful color on you! Those pics are making this Florida girl shiver.

  5. This looks great on you ! I love the color . I always worry these types of tops would have too much fabric in the front on me but your version has such a nice drape .

  6. Love this! That color of blue is gorgeous-one that would work in my colorway as well.

  7. Pressed send to quick. I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing what you sew in 2016.

  8. Love the jacket, Cennetta. It's a great color and looks terrific on you.

  9. You are looking quite fabulous C! Love your jacket. The color is perfect!
    Happy 2016!

  10. It is beautiful and what a rich vibrant color. You look gorgeous!

  11. Wow, this is a fantastic design clothes online tutorial! You did such a great job!



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