The statement sleeves are what attracted me to the pattern, a lot of fullness and an open slit starting near the elbow.Vogue 1667. When it was first released I thought the pattern for the red pants was included, but it is not. The pattern for the pants with the button front trim is Vogue 9282. I do wish that information had been included on the pattern envelop as it would have saved me the trouble of enduring the super slow Vogue website while I searched for the pattern. Boy, do I sound lazy or what?!? :-)
SR Harris on one of my recent visits to Minnesota.
The jacket is partially lined, with a notched collar, front button closure, and option for patch pockets and sleeve flounces.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention one of the best things about this pattern! It has A, B, C, and D cup size pattern pieces included. I used the D cup pattern piece lowering the fullness by 3/4".
Well you know I wanted those sleeve flounces!
You see the fullness is created with pleats along the back side. Plus the inside of the sleeve is designed to be sewn out of the jacket fabric.
So let's talk about that pink lining, okay?
If you follow the pattern instructions you will line the upper back, the patch pocket, and the upper portion of the sleeves. I'm not sure why pattern pieces and instructions to fully line the jacket were not included.
I drafted a full back and a side front lining piece, and also choose to line the inside of the sleeve flounce instead of using the jacket fabric (okay, I'll admit it's because I didn't have enough fabric). Instead of bagging the lining, I ended up hand stitching the lining in place along the upper and lower sleeve seam (by the elbow).
I tried the jacket on to determine where to place the closure, instead of going by the pattern piece. It feels comfortable where I have it, but looking at these pics I move it down another 1/2" or so.
I'm really pleased with my jacket! While I sewed black pants to wear with the jacket, in all reality I will likely pair it with a tee and jeans.
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