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Blue and Orange Plaid Fall Jacket

Added Nov 11, 2011

by suzeb

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




Garment Type
Classic, Preppy

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    Nov 12, 2011, 04.46 PMby suzeb

    Thanks! I highly recommend this pattern. (I’m not crazy about the version without the collar though). I had only 2 yards and was able to make this work with a few adjustments.

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      Nov 12, 2011, 08.35 PMby RenaissanceBombshell

      I’m with ya on the collarless! I also have a piece of grey W Bill wool (soft!!!) that’s only 2 yards that I wondered if I could apply to this pattern but I’ve instead earmarked it for M5759.

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    Nov 12, 2011, 07.50 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Awesome! I’ve been looking forward to seeing this project finished. I saw your blog entry when you were halfway.

    I think you’ve done an awesome job on the plaid-matching.

    I just got given a lovely piece of periwinkle coloured wool that’s just enough to make this jacket (I have this pattern too) but being on the other side of the equator it might have to wait a few months.

    Well done!

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