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My Great Green Wool Swing

Added Jan 6, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

Vogue Anne Klein Jacket pattern. Self lined, shawl collar wrap jacket with slit pockets and back side peplum.

The pattern ran SMALL (edited to correct), but I read up on it on patternreview.com before hand so I was prepared and cut a a jacket 2 sizes larger than I would have otherwise. I also make the armhole slightly bigger at the suggestion of a previous pattern reviewer and my pattern maker who happened to walk by while I was cutting this out.

It’s completely self lined, which makes it very warm, but one think I would do differently is change the sleeve lining to a thinner material…. the double layer of wool gets bulky in there.
This was also the project that I learned you should preshrink even your woolen fabrics. Steam press!

Material Notes

100% Wool – Chic Fabrics
Fusible nylon tricot interfacing
Purchased belt

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Wool

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    Dec 6, 2011, 06.00 PMby themisslinds

    grace this is so amazing! love the color, too.

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      Dec 7, 2011, 02.44 PMby wzrdreams

      Aww, thanks!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.50 AMby emilief

    amazing ! I love it !!!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 06.18 PMby bijouxbetty

    Great colour choice too! I think you wear it better that in the vogue pattern photo :)

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      Jan 9, 2010, 06.03 PMby wzrdreams

      Well thank you very much! :)

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    Jan 8, 2010, 03.23 AMby kelepso

    What a beauty. Love the color, fit and proportion.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 09.49 PMby sunnilj9

    I love the shape and the color! It looks so fabulous and fashionable on you. Beautiful job!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 09.30 PMby tatuswelle

    Oooo….Love it!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 03.35 PMby silke

    this looks great ! i love the colour

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    Jan 6, 2010, 12.55 PMby conchi

    It looks lovely on you. Great job.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 12.51 PMby jellybean

    Great work. The colour is lovely and looks fabulous on you.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 11.56 AMby miss-g

    Nice jacket. Can it be worn without a belt?

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      Jan 6, 2010, 12.17 PMby wzrdreams

      Thanks. The pattern actually calls for a purchased belt and there are no button or snap markings on the pattern. I was thinking about adding some but I wanted to wear it and I just happen to have an Anne Klein belt in navy blue so I went with that for now. I may still add them later, but I’m surprised by how much I do like the belt.

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    Jan 6, 2010, 11.10 AMby ichigogirl

    Oh, VERY nice! it kind of resembles a Lanvin favourite of mine from F09, though yours is probably more wearable. I love how the collar-seam lines up with the back-seam! Elegant. Check out the Lanvin if you like: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/F2009RTW-LANVIN?event=show1922&designer=design_house54&trend=&iphoto=9

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      Jan 6, 2010, 12.18 PMby wzrdreams

      Wow, that is such an amazing compliment! I love Lanvin. Thank you!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 09.17 AMby megan969

    WOW! I love this! Was the pattern expensive? Is it available online?

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      Jan 6, 2010, 12.19 PMby wzrdreams

      It’s Vogue 2984. You can buy it from their website… I always wait for their sales!

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      Jan 6, 2010, 02.48 PMby megan969

      You’re right about waiting for the sales – its not Burda prices is it!!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 06.42 AMby britynn89

    you did a great job and I love the color!

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    Jan 6, 2010, 05.51 AMby nettie

    Very chic!!

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