Added Nov 11, 2011
New York, New Yo...
I sewed my new favourite fall jacket from Very Easy Vogue 8626, and it is indeed (easy, that is). I made a few changes and adjustments, some due to the fact that I didn’t have quite enough fabric, and some due to laziness…
The fabric is a fabulous plaid wool I bought for $2/yard at a sale at the Fashion Institute of Technology last spring. I lined it with some leftover fleece I had (not what the pattern calls for, but I wanted a warmer coat, and it worked out well, I think). The buttons are the best: they look like leather, but I think they’re ….not. I got them at Vardhman Inc. on 39th St at 8th Ave in NYC.
I shortened the pattern 1& 3/4 inches at the waist because I have a short torso, AND cut 3 &1/2 at the hem because I didn’t have enough fabric to make it full-length (and matching plaid requires extra fabric. I did my best. Don’t judge, y’all.) I also changed the button placement to suit the new proportion created by shortening it at the hem. Oh, and I didn’t line the sleeves. In part because I thought I would be too hot in it, but also because I didn’t have enough fleece. (If I get cold, I will wear a sweater, I promise, Mom).
Of course, I blogged about it at http://mybeaubaby.blogspot.com/2011/11/finished-with-new-and-improved-buttons.html
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