Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Vogue 7916 Red linen Jacket

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:6/29/05 2:04 PM
Last Updated:6/29/05 2:53 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
Project Photo:photo

Pattern Description: A coordinate group including the jacket that I made, a pull-on skirt and pants. The jacket is loose-fitting, partially self-lined, with dropped shoulders and long sleeves with slits. That is the pattern description. I would say that the sleeves are 3/4 length, not long.

Pattern Sizing: 3 size ranges 8-10-12, 14-16-18 and 20-22-24.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are fine. This is a very simple, quick to construct garment. The only slightly confusing part is the drawing/description of the lining which functions as a facing at the front edges. You stitch the front edge and hem together and turn right side out. Then you attach these pieces together at the shoulders keeping the lining free. It works out fine and the description is accurate. It is just hard sometimes to visualize from Vogue's sketches.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like a quick, stylish project.

Fabric Used: Linen couched with ruched ribbon from Joann's (!)

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations for fit because of ample ease in the jacket. I'm contemplating adding a loop and button near the lower edge mostly because I have an interesting vintage button that looks good. The garment hangs together pretty well without closures.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would make this again. It is similar in concept to some others I've made (SW, Miyake) but less over-sized and quicker to make.

Conclusion I like it. Good design to show off an interesting fabric.

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