Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Vogue 8398 - finished

My green version of Vogue 8398 is finished! I made the uncollared version and top stitched with the triple stitch in black. I was going to use green but changed my mind at the last minute. This is the first time I have used this stitch and am pretty happy with how it turned out.




I changed the order of instructions. The pattern has you sew the under and upper seams of the sleeves before attaching to the body of the jacket. I decided to just sew the under seam and then attach to the body. This way I could pin fit the sleeves to the shape of my shoulders.
To help reduce the extra fabric in the back of the sleeve that I had in the muslin, I pinned the seam of the sleeve a little bit deeper.

I also sewed up the matching skirt today but still need to hem it. I will post about that another day. But here is a picture of the top of the skirt with the matching binding on the inside of the jacket.


11 comments:

Tany said...

You did a fantastic job (your jacket looks awesome!) and what a great idea using the triple stitch for the topstitching!! I will remember this in the future!

Mardel said...

That jacket turned out really nicely and it was a great idea to use that triple stitch. Great work! And yet another one of your wonderful garments I need to copy.

Isabelle said...

Oh, it's beautiful! Love the topstitching, it really adds something. Great jacket!

Shannon said...

I am so glad you kept working at this jacket. It looks wonderful. I am sure you look fab in the entire outfit!

Anna said...

Great jacket! Thanks for the tip regarding raglan sleeves. Cheers, Anna

LauraLo said...

Wow, it's beautiful, Vicki!

Theresa (Textilogist) said...

The jacket looks great-clearly worth the effort to get a good fit. I love the fabric for the skirt

Mary said...

Fab jacket! And a really timely review, as it's on my list, too. Can you post a pic of it on?

Liana said...

Very cute jacket. I can't wait to see it on you with it's skirt. Great interior details! The triple stitch is one of my favorites, too!

MaryPat R said...

It looks great. I am so glad the fitting woes were worked out.
I LOVE the topstitching and cannot wait to see it on you.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.