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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.)

Comments

  1. It looks beautiful! Very nice work.

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

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  3. Your jacket is just beautiful. Well done.

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  4. Nice jacket! Very flattering on you.

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

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

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  7. That's a super classy jacket!

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

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  9. It looks beautiful! I love the bold buttons!

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

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

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

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  13. Beautiful jacket Sigrid. Love the colour!!

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

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