I was on such a roll the first 2 weeks of January, thanks to the Fabric Stash Contest, making 4 items, that I decided to tackle my most challenging project in the third week, while I still had plenty of time. It's a good thing I did. It took me a while to make this one, and I'm not sure I'd have the energy had I saved it for last!
Vogue 8693. It's a Marci Tilton design, and this is the first one of her designs that I've made. Lot's of people rave about her patterns- lots of neat angles, loose fitting and comfortable.
So, this jacket looks pretty simple on the face of it. But it is definitely an unusual design, and I had to concentrate on this one. My boucle fabric that wanted to ravel itself silly added to my challenge.
|Lining with the points cut out.|
The original jacket pattern only has you do a partial lining. My fabric was a little on the thin side, and with Illinois weather, I decided it would be better to line the whole thing. After it was done, I could catch glimpses of the lining in those points in the front. So, I basically cut out a 8 inch triangle of the lining just in that area, and straight hemmed it across.
|Single Welt pocket|
The single welt pockets were tricky and I'm sure that I didn't get them exactly right, but they are functional. I used a girls' pony tail elastic to make a loop for an extra large button.
I did add 1-1/2" to the length, and added a little extra width at the side, which I wouldn't have needed. It's a loose fitting pattern, and even with a DD bust, I don't think I would have needed any extra room. I also made a full bicep adjustment to be on the safe side. I hate tight sleeves in jackets.
I like it! The one problem that I've already encountered is that I can't wear it with prints. I tried to walk out the door today with this jacket and a polka dot dress. I just happened to glance in the mirror, and realized it looked ridiculous. But if I wear it with solids, I think it will work. What do you think?