Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Sandra Betzina Jacket


Have you ever bought fabric or a pattern and wanted to just go home and make it up right away?That happened when I shopped the last BMV sale . When my patterns arrived , I just had to try this one right away, V1385 by Sandra Betzina



I  knew I had to make a muslin before I cut into this pretty cotton sateen   from Vogue Fabrics.


I found just one meter of fabric left over from this coat, made years ago


and I managed to squeeze the shorter version out of it  but had to shorten the sleeves, unfortunately. In any case , it did the trick and I really like this little jacket. I'll be making the sateen version as soon as I get the chance.



The neckline on this jacket is precious I think and not at all hard to achieve if you mark the pleats carefully.






This is  Home Dec fabric, has  no drape and is almost stiff. It worked really well for this pattern. I didn't line it and I'm OK with that.

I made size C with no FBA . It was too big and I had to let it in a lot. Next time I'll try size B with an FBA. I think that should be just right.

I'll wear it with the matching print skirt made to go with the above mentioned coat.





I think it looks wonderful with my taupe palazzo pants made last fall,which is how I wore it to church last Sunday.




I started a new session of sewing classes this week and my students suggested they all make this jacket. They all loved it and it looks good on all their different body types.

I've been sewing every day in my new sewing room this week and have lots to show you when the photos have been taken. Thanks for stopping by.




16 comments:

Amanda S. said...

How pretty! I love it styled with the pants especially.

The Sewing CPA said...

That neckline is just gorgeous. I love the whole outfit with the pants.

KellysSewing said...

I love the jacket! The pleats make a very flattering neckline.

Robin said...

It's beautiful! Love the fabric choice and the color looks great on you.

Andrea said...

That neckline is so cute, Diana. Definitely worth a remake in your new fabric in the smaller size w/ the FBA. Looks great with the pants.

Towanda said...

Love it. I have liked every version that I have seen. Thanks for the review.

Enid said...

Oh, this made up beautifully ....I have this pattern, and have a piece of white semi crinkled cotton that will be perfect....can't wait to see your pictures!

SEWN said...

Love that neckline. I might have to get that pattern. Super cute on you.

Vicki said...

Generally I don't like the look of SB' patterns - a bit old lady for my tastes. But this pattern is really interesting and looks lovely on you. I think I will add it to my to do list.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous neckline on that jacket and love the way you have styled it.

Mary said...

What a wonderfully creative jacket!

Sarah Liz said...

I'm glad you have made this up - I fell in love with the pattern as well - it's on my to do one day list - so it is nice to see your version. I think the short sleeves work on your little jacket - which is very smart. It's nice to see the blouse made up as a jacket -it works nicely. Your fabric choice was gorgeous, - and I love both outfits.

Jean said...

Very pretty! The neckline is so flattering on you. It will be great in your sateen!

Linda T said...

I wasn't attracted to this pattern when it came out, but all the versions I've seen made up are real winners. The neckline is so pretty on you. I don't have a need for many jackets anymore so will probably let this one pass (my pattern stash thanks me!) but I love your make!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very nice neckline details. Looks great on you . I .saw Sandra's video of this jacket and liked it too. It's on my loooong to do list ;)

Vernelle Nelson said...

Sandra Betzina is one of my favorites. I love this jacket. You did an excellent job. The color is great on you and it's an absolutely perfect fit. I could see this in denim for casual wear as well as perhaps a silk brocade for occasions when we must be dressed up.