I'm really late posting this. I made this jacket during breaks from Tamara's jacket/skirts project and finished it too late to wear it this year but it will be nice to have it to wear in the fall.
Here is my new version of Vogue 8605.
I don't know why this pattern has been such an inspiration for me but I know I could make it a sixth time and still find a new take on it.
For this version, I used the longer view and I got a little help from this OOP Simplicity pattern from which I used the collar and facing pieces.
The fabric is a boiled wool/polyester blend and moderate in weight. The border yarn trim caught my eye but at $42.99 ,it was expensive . When my sister gave me a gift certificate to Fabricville for my birthday, I decided to go for it.
I lengthened the sleeves and as you see,I used the border on the cuffs and the bottom of the coat.
This is what I did with the pockets,
I used machine padstitching on the under collar and lapel to add more shaping.( I'm writing this from
Ottawa. When I get home I'll do a tutorial on Diana's Sewing Lessons on this step )
So sorry, but I didn't get a photo of me in the coat before leaving for Ottawa.
In any case,I hope you have found time to sew this week.
Oh. I can't resist showing you what Riley looks like now at two and a half.
More later from Diana
(I lost my signature and don't know where to find it)