Saturday, November 29, 2008

All's well that ends well

 

 

Vogue 1063 in my second version. As I told you, my jacket of 100 errors. But the endresult is quite good, so I'm very happy with this. I made bound buttonholes showing the other side of the fabric. This fabric has two " right"  sides, so I thought it was nice to make the buttonholes like this.

I comtemplated doing the upper collar like that too, but decided against it. I have enough of the fabric left to make a skirt, so perhaps I'll use the black/red irregular stripes side for that.

In a post of September I told you about the differences between the sleeve drawing of Vogue 1063 and 1064. For this jacket I changed the sleeve and made the pattern like the 1064  sleeve. I did change the pattern further by adding a hem allowance of 5 cm (2 inches), and make my own lining pattern. Pfff, I'll think about that a second time when doing that for a pattern that has seam allowances included.  I'm more used to working with patterns without seam allowances, and because of that I made a mistake there too.

To the sleeve I added sleeve heads in the way described by Els of the sewing diva's. I interfaced the front and back of the jacket as I did with my summer jacket.

I'm finished with this pattern. It's a nice result, but two is quite enough. Can I make anyone in Europe happy with this pattern (size 14-20)? (Apologies to the US ladies, but I think you can get your vogue patterns a lot cheaper than in Europe, so I'll limit it to European readers this time.)

16 comments:

luckylibbet said...

It looks beautiful! Very nice work.

Birgitte said...

Yes, all is well indeed- the jacket is beautiful and fits you perfectly. Nice touch with the reverse fabric buttonhole.

Daisy said...

Your jacket is just beautiful. Well done.

Dana said...

Nice jacket! Very flattering on you.

Nancy K said...

No one would know you'd made any mistakes here! Gorgeous and the fit is really perfect. A very becoming jacket.

Lori said...

Beautiful jacket.

Lindsay T said...

Really wonderful jacket. I love the buttons (and you know I am a button fanatic).

Kat said...

That's a super classy jacket!

Marita said...

Great jacket and beautiful fit...and those buttons, oooh!!!

Bunny said...

Lovely jacket and great fit.

Alexandra said...

It looks beautiful! I love the bold buttons!

Summerset said...

Yes, it has ended very well! What a beautiful jacket. I'm sure you're happy now that you can wear it.

LauraLo said...

Wow, I really love this jacket. The fabric and the colour are also gorgeous.

Vicki said...

Beautiful Sigrid! I think a skirt with the other side of the fabric would be wonderful.

Isabelle said...

Beautiful jacket Sigrid. Love the colour!!

Tany said...

Sigrid, what an amazing jacket! The fit is superb and you look great in it. Lovely details too!