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Added Sep 4, 2010

by nikkishell

Melbourne, Austr...






Pattern: Very Easy Vogue 8429-Jacket C
This was extremely easy to sew. I made a size 8 although could maybe have adjusted the pattern to make it a little wider around the hips. I found the instructions for adding the sleeves after turning out the body unnecessary, instead i sewed in the sleeves in both the main fabric and lining then sewed both together bagging them out through a hole in the hem and stitching it closed. Much easier! I also found the underarms a little high although they’re not uncomfortable but i would lower them if i make this pattern again. I added the loops for the buttons but decided i didn’t like the way they sat and cut them off. Instead i used large snaps for closure and sewed the buttons onto the outside. I added shoulder pads but found them a little too Dynasty for my liking and removed them.

I need to fix a few things, the bottom snap is pulling now that i see it on myself if these photos, it needs moving slightly and i need to stitch the cuffs in place so they don’t roll down. Other than that i’m really pleased with how it turned out, i’m loving this mustard yellow right now, it brightens up this wintry weather.

Material Notes

Fabric: Wool/Cashmere Designer End from Tessuti (no longer available)
Lining: Japanese Cotton/Poly from Tessuti (Grey version of this)
Buttons: Vintage from Buttonmania




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cashmere, Cotton, Polyester, Wool

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    Oct 5, 2010, 03.49 AMby nishavinod2009

    great patterns wont look so good if u dint go a job of sewing it well. So hats off to u! great job with the jacket!

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    Sep 10, 2010, 12.36 AMby mischi

    it looks gorgeous! i love that shade of yellow. i discovered buttonmania a few weeks ago — it’s great! i bought some gorgeous 50s flower buttons that i just can’t wait to use!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 10.03 PMby ichigogirl

    It’s like sunshine! I like it!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 11.44 PMby olystyrene

    Super cute! And a great colour!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 11.39 AMby magdamagda

    lovely pattern and the colour just makes me happy to see it!!!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 03.17 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Definitley a jacket to brigthen your day! Great colour and I love your boots :)

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    Sep 5, 2010, 12.24 AMby sew4my3

    Excellent skills as usual! Got to love the yellow! Fun fun fun!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 09.19 PMby rachelsews

    Great color. I looks good on you!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 08.41 PMby dabura

    awesome. like it.

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    Sep 4, 2010, 05.00 PMby zaarissima

    great jacket !!! (I must buy the pattern)

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    Sep 4, 2010, 03.24 PMby juliaj

    love it!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 03.06 PMby eugeniaofthewasps

    I love that yellow. LOVE it! The jacket is so cozy looking! :) Very nice! I see what you mean about the bottom snap, but easy fix!

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