Vintage Vogue Coat ca. 1950

Added Jan 1, 2011

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...

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I’ve had this gorgeous Harris Tweed in my stash for a number of years and knew I wanted to make a coat with it. It wasn’t until I came across the Vintage Vogue 2934 pattern from ca 1950 that I knew what I wanted to make with it. Although I like the current fashion for capes I find them really impractical (I have a fabulous vintage one which I never wear for that reason). This jacket echoes the shape of a cape but it’s got sleeves!

It is a very heavy tweed which only lends itself to outerwear – it’s quite stiff and a little prickly as well. It’s a very warm jacket as a result.

I lined it with some pink satin backed dupion. I decided to have a blind closing on the jacket instead of a self-covered button or frogs as suggested, because I like the uninterrupted line of the jacket as it is. I might pin a brooch to the front where the button would go to vary the look.

The jacket is quite short in length – the front only sits about an inch below the natural waist, while the back is longer. This makes the sleeves look quite long. I also like my sleeves a little longer than prescribed because I will wear this jacket while cycling – it’s perfect for that.

As for making this project – the instructions were very clear. For a next jacket I will cut a more generous seam allowance for the lining. A bit of hand stitching is involved – the lining is sewn in by hand, which takes time. The envelope stated moins facile/average – I’d agree with that, this is a good project for an intermediate sewer.

Material Notes

Harris Tweed, approx. 2m. Interfacing, 60cm. Lining, approx. 1m50. stud closing, thread.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Vintage
Material
Wool

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    May 6, 2011, 12.17 AMby ionak

    That’s such a gorgeous style and interesting that it has the look of a cape with jacket details. What really caught my eye were the clean lines and it seems that the blind closure really emphasises that. Beautiful!

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      May 10, 2011, 06.44 PMby flosiepoos

      Thank you! I’m really pleased with the result, it worked out as I’d hoped!

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    Jan 1, 2011, 08.22 PMby lizajane09

    it’s lovely! The tweed is perfect for the pattern.

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