Skip to main content

Another Vogue pattern

As I said this week: the dress is out for the moment. Too complicated to get it the way I like it.

There’s another Vogue pattern that has been in my stash for a few years and have wanted to try for a long time: 1064, an Anne Klein jacket. I’ve checked before and did it again yesterday, but there are NO reviews on this pattern and it even is out of print now. Not popular apparently, but I like the style with all the darts and the waistline shaping it gives.


After my disastrous Knip mode jacket in early summer, I made a muslin first. Size 14 was the largest in the envelope I had, a 16 would have been the size to use by bust measurement.



It is a bit snug in the bust area, I already did a fba (Sandra Betzine method from het book Fast Fit) on the front pattern piece.

The back looks a bit wide, but I must not make it smaller, because I won’t be able to move easily anymore. A little shoulderpad will probably make a difference too.

All in all I’m quite happy with the muslin. Now to decide which fabric to use.


  1. Sigrid, I made this jacket 2 years ago and love it! I plan to do another one I love it so much. The slacks are also great. I hope you enjoy your jacket as much as I did mine! Looking forward to seeing yours! ~Valerie

  2. The darts are a nice accent for your small waist.

  3. It's a very elegant jacket! I think it will be flattering on you.

  4. Ohhh, darts at the waist is so flattering! Love this model, looking forward ....

  5. That is a lovely jacket - it is surprising there are no reviews. Your first off muslin is pretty good - looks like this one will not be a wadder

  6. Such a nice looking classic, amazing it isn't more popular! The waist darts are so flattering too. I agree that the back looks wide, but you can always take it in more if necessary, unlike having to let it out!

  7. That jacket has loads of potential. I look forward to seeing your version!

  8. Looking forward to seeing the real thing--looks like a flattering fit!


  9. I have always liked this pattern and I am pretty sure I have it in the collection. The muslin looks a bit big around the neck and upper back/chest...but I like my jackets quite fitted. Look forward to seeing it made up.

  10. I think that your muslin is looking excellent - very promising indeed! I really love the style of this jacket - it has sleek elegance and I really like the shape of the neckline.

  11. Wow, that's a lot of darts! I love the style of this jacket very much. I'm really looking forward to your version and see what fabric you'll choose.

  12. Hmm ik snap wat je bedoelt met de rug (heb vaak hetzelfde probleem...) Héél leuk patroon trouwens!

  13. It is indeed a very interesting pattern. The darts give a special look to it. I am curious to see your choice of fabric.

  14. The darts do give such a lovely fit! I'm sure your finished product will be very elegant.

  15. The jacket looks great! Wow, you did a terrific job. The design fits you very well :)

  16. I like this style and the muslin looks good.

  17. Absolutely beautiful pattern. Your muslin looks so promising. I'm excited to see how this one comes out!

  18. Very nice fit! Can't wait to see the finished jacket.

  19. Great fit!, love this model, looks great!


Post a Comment

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

How lovely to read the nice comments on my jacket. Grumpy without coffee commented that the original artist for the cartoon (which apparently was for books) was Sarah Andersen. Thank you for mentioning it. Beckster asked about the way I closed the center back seam of the lining. I did it by machine. She also said “Although I have not tried it, I have been told that the lining can be made by using the pattern minus the seam allowance and facings.” Well, certainly not without seam allowances, it should be without hem and without the facings. Important is that you have about 5 cm hem in the jacket for this to work. And I would always make a center back pleat. It gives you space to move without the lining pulling on the fabric. Next time I make a jacket I will try to make photos of the process of bagging the lining (Patsijean said she would have liked to see them and probably more would be interested). Might take a while though, see the end of this post.-----------------------------I mad…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).

Lining a vest

In this post I'll describe how to line a vest. This description is based on the technique that is described in a Burda sewing book I have (in Dutch).

For your information: here you can find this description in a PDF-file.

First the result of the vest, I had no buttons to go with it, will add these later.

The back of the lining is cut 3-4 centimeters from the fold of the fabric. This gives moving space and prevents your outer fabric from pulling.

Sew the center back seam partially: 5 centimeters on the top, and a few centimetres in the waist and on the bottom.

Sew outside of vest as normal, but do not sew the side seams.

Sew lining, without sewing side seams.

Pin and seam vest and lining at front, armholes and back hem. Stitch to the exact seamline of the sideseam, not over it (see next picture)

Make sure you mark the side seam, to be sure that you do not stitch too far.

Clip all round seams, grade seams if your fabric is thick.

Turn the vest by putting your hand through the side s…