As soon as I saw Vogue 9341 among the new Vogue patterns for fall I knew I had to have it.
The jacket on the pattern envelope is a work of art and gorgeous but I know I'll never make one like that or maybe I will one day but for now I just want to make it my way.
I decided to make a mock up first because I'm never sure which size to make when the sizing isn't numerical. My first make was in medium and was too big but no worries because it will be offered at my Feb. 28th Fashion Show. This is that one.
The fabric is a sueded double sided coating fabric I've had in my stash for a while.
This pattern has only FOUR main pieces + the pockets ! No facings ! Easy peasy but so cute on .
I changed the pocket as well and placed them on the jacket front.
For closures I used simple snaps.
Here is an alternate way of wearing it
Now for my own jacket ! It's reversible !
The navy striped side looks more casual and the taupe variegated side looks like raw silk.
I used the selvedge to finish all the edges , turned it to the navy side and top stitched.
This resulted in a nice clean finish on the taupe side.
I like this side view !
I decided against buttons for this version as well and opted for snaps. I may re position the snaps at the collar for this one as I prefer the way the collar looks on the first jacket.
As for the pockets, I sewed pockets to each side of the coat. I did this by positioning each pocket exactly over each other and stitched from the taupe side and they turned out great
This pattern is a really simple sew. What surprised me is just how cute it looks on for being unstructured.
If you're looking for a quick something to make to satisfy your sewing urge, I highly recommend this pattern. My Sewing Class is very enthusiastic about making their own versions.
Next week , I have a special dress to show you that I made for a special occasion in my husband;s life. Please come back to have a look.