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My Great Green Wool Swing

Added Jan 6, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






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




Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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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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