Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vogue 8605 ( MY Version) for my Sister


I made this orange jacket using a modified version of Vogue 8605 in May.

When my sister saw it , she really liked it and I got her to try it on so I could surprise her with one for her birthday which was Sunday.

Here is my sister's jacket






The fabric is a suit weight linen trimmed with a coordinating striped linen in a lighter weight.

I made this jacket almost exactly like my orange one. Only the buttonholes are different in shape and made from the striped linen.The buttons were a Used Clothing Store find.



For the inside finishes , I used both flat-felled seams,




and a Hong Kong finish.






The bias bands at the hem and the bottom of the sleeves also added extra length to both.

To see more details on how I made this jacket you can refer to the link to my orange jacket in the first line of this post.

Here is my sister wearing her new jacket. I think she was really surprised and I know she loved it.





This jacket was a joy to make! I love working with linen!

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8 comments:

pdiddly said...

What a lovely surprise for your sister and a beautifully made jacket. Love the Hong Kong finish (something I have never done in a jacket, only the waistband of a pair of pants.

Shelly said...

Your sister is one lucky girl. Love the way you finished the inside. Well done!

gwensews said...

That's so totally cute, and wow, your sister looks a lot like you!

Audrey said...

You are a wonderful sister! It looks great on her. The inside of the jacket looks as nice as the outside. Lovely work.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What a wonderful sister you are :)
The jacket looks great on her.I love all the details. It makes the jacket special.

Gail said...

Lucky sister! I love this version. I bought some striped bias binding on a whim recently. You may have given me some inspiration.

Linda T said...

She looks so happy with her new jacket. I, too, love working with linen. (and love wearing it too) One lucky sister!

Rosy said...

That lovely surprise for your sister! Love everything about this jacket, model, and the contrast of the striped fabric ... so cute!