Sunday, January 13, 2019

My Little Red Jacket, Vogue 8262

I'd like to really thank everyone who visited my post last week and especially those who left comments. I appreciate every one of them so much. You made me feel so glad to be back and you made me really enthusiastic to continue blogging.

Today I'm going to show you a little red jacket I made last fall. I had long wanted a red jacket to wear to church or as a dress-up option. Here it is. It didn't photograph well at all !

Oh dear that looks just awful!!!.

I used a well-loved old pattern for this one, Vogue 8262.

 I made this  version years ago when I  I participated in Swap .

The Fabric I  used is a lovely silky ponte knit bought at Fabricville of course. It has a fairly heavy hand and was just right for a jacket

I lengthened the pattern by about  3 inches. I also increased the width of the front pleat by an inch. In the back instead of a pleat I sewed darts all the way to the hemline . I top stitched  but was a little sorry I had bothered as I wasn't pleased with the result.

I had a really hard time to find buttons that were the right shade of red but these  are cute I think.

I finished most of  the seams on the inside with a Hong Kong finish which as you know is one of my favorite ways to finish seams . I so love the look of the inside of my jacket! If you want to know how to finish your seams this way look here for a quick tutorial.

To wear with my jacket,  I couldn't resist this beautiful animal print scuba knit fabric also bought at Fabricville .I made it into a pencil skirt and palazzo pants.

I love the jacket and skirt together.

As for the pants I haven't as yet warn them  with the the jacket but I have worn them a lot especially over the holidays with a sparkly top I made using a pattern I drafted myself for one of my fashion shows.

The fabric is a sparkly, copper coloured textured, poly knit that is really soft and beautiful.

If you haven't sewn with scuba knit yet I want to recommend it especially for pants, skirts ,and dresses. It has just  enough weight  for any one of these garments. It presses well and the finished product ,in my opinion, looks high-end, not to mention it is so very comfortable to wear. I have to admit I don't particularly like it   for tops though. I guess I simply prefer a lighter knit for  tops

I hope you enjoyed seeing these additions to my wardrobe. I have quite a few more things to show you so please come back next week.

And in the meantime


SewRuthie said...

Oh wow, your little red jacket is so cute with the print skirt.
I really love the sparkly top with the print pants - very chic!

Nancy said...

Lovely! Thank you for coming back. We missed you.

MaryEllen said...

Great atyling on the red jacket & animal print skirt. I would I have never thought to pair them together but they look great!
Glad you are back to blogging

Cherie said...

Diana, what fun to see your jacket, and the coat from the last post. Both look great on you, what lovely additions to your wardrobe! I always look forward to what you sew, thought I'd comment to tell you that! Happy New Year to you!

Alexandra said...

What a lovely mini wardrobe! I especially like your little red jacket paired with the leopard print skirt. How does the scuba fabric wear in the summer? Does it stay comfortable in heat and high humidity? I haven’t tried it yet but your recommendation is compelling.

PowerToolsWithThread said...

Everything turned out just lovely! I like scuba knits too, they are so easy to sew on. Thanks for the link to the tutorial on the Hong Kong finish. That's such a nice and upscale touch.

beckster said...

I love both of these outfits, Diana! Very smart, and they look comfortable as well. I am very glad you have returned to blogging. You were missed!

Ohhhmy said...

Such a treat to have you back blogging. Love the red jacket--looks so good on you. Animal prints are an extra treat, too. Everything looks wonderful! Can't wait for your next photos.

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Very striking! I love all 4 pieces but really love that red jacket+animal print skirt combo!!!

Vicki said...

I haven't sewn with scuba knit yet, but I do have some in the stash. All you garments are lovely and I'm sure very comfy!

Rosalind Clayton said...

Wonderful to have you back! LOVE the coat you made!

coco said...

you're rockin' it!! so cute. LOVE the pants/top.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I so love a good hong kong finish! I've been using it a lot more lately too. Also, keep the garments coming. Your inspiration and voice have been missing so it's good to have you back!