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Vogue 1440 jacket - the easy way

I bought the Vogue 1440 pattern mainly for the blouse. I was intrigued by the style and even made it, though it never made it to the blog. Kay (the sewing lawyer) wrote about it and I have the same feelings on the shirt pattern as she has.

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I never thought about making the jacket initially, as it’s construction with piping, trim on both sides and fringes didn’t appeal to me. Too much hassle for a jacket I was not sure I would like on myself.

Two weeks ago I was on my annual sewing weekend with 9 sewing friends again, and this time I really wanted to make something not too complicated and have something to show for it after the (long) weekend, that is: have some finished garments. I did succeed, made a skirt and the Vogue jacket and the outer shell of a dress.

The jacket was brought to my attention a little before the event and I considered making it in a black felted wool in my stash. And doing it like this made it soooo easy. Finished in only a couple of hours, from cutting to final product: no lining, no finishingn of seams. I did tissue-fit the pattern, something I normally never do but with so many sewing friends around that was doable. The shoulders were too wide and I changed those, but otherwise it’s straight from the envelope.

The complete outfit:

A lightened photo of the back.

Inside, I used a hook for closing at the front.

And the skirt. The ensemble is already a favorite.

To my sewing buddies: thank you for a lovely, lovely weekend. It was so inspiring again!

Comments

  1. Wonderful. I bought this pattern, too. It
    looks great
    Susan

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  2. Ooooh, very chic! I am itching to try making a jacket.

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  3. What a great outfit! And good idea using felted wool. No inside structure sure quickens things up. The fabric is just so perfect with it.

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  4. That looks great! The entire outfit is so chic, and the jacket looks phenomenal. I have this pattern and really like your take on it.

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  5. Very clever ansd the result doesn't look easy at all

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  6. Pretty outfit! I really like what you did with the jacket!

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  7. I took one look at the number of pieces to that jacket pattern and backed off. You are a most excellent jacket maker!

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  8. Very classy! I'm going to try this. LOVE the fabric for skirt! Where did you purchase?

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'n very happy with the skirt fabric.
      bought it at a Dutch online fabric shop, rather expensive but good quality. www.jerseyfashion.nl.

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  9. What a brilliant way to use this jacket pattern. I actually love the jacket look on the cover but your beautiful version is so stunning and so much simpler to complete. So glad that I am doing some blog reading today and get to see this great idea. Tks, Sigrid.

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  10. I, too, bought this pattern for the blouse, made it and love it. Your jacket is making me mentally go through my fabric stash for something suitable, though.

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  11. I like the back of the jacket better than the front. The seaming gives it such a good shape, great idea to use a felted wool, much simpler for sewing.

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  12. I was also going to buy this for the shirt , but now is definitely for the jacket and that because of your "easy"approach. I really love it!

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  13. The seaming in this jacket really appeals to me but it's fussy and maybe a little overworked in the original. Bur yours is much more wearable and it's a stunning outfit.

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  14. wonderful jacket - I love it as shown on the pattern envelope, but your version is equally attractive. I looks like the sort of thing that will be worn often because it's versatile, comfortable and polished looking.

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  15. I can see why it's become a favourite! Lovely. I think your version is much classier than the original photo, which didn't appeal to me.

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  16. I like your easy approach to this jacket. Yours actually made the pattern look much better and appealing.!

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  17. Oh wow. I could have sworn I commented on this beautiful outfit! The seaming on the jacket is quite nice and I love the skirt print. Well done!

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  18. Great looking outfit, it's good to see the jacket made up in a plain fabric - the back seaming is really lovely.

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  19. Such a lovely outfit and great design. I've just bought a new sewing machine from Sewing Makes Me Happy so I can get started on creating a jacket like the one you have produced. Great work, thanks for sharing.

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  20. I really like the look of the jacket without all those extra details - I think I prefer yours to the original, to be honest! Such a lovely outfit altogether!

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