Friday, October 12, 2012
Vogue 8620 Marcy Tilton Jacket
Here is the description form the back of the pattern envelope: Semi-fitted jackets, A, B, have pockets, underarm gussets and front zipper closure. B: silk-screened embellishments. Package instructions include silk-screening. http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Vogue+8620&view=detail&id=21182C825FA8584825AB7183FE61B00F1C611F1D&first=1
I love the fabric used on the pattern envelope.
BB is 8 to 14 and FF 16 to 22. I made a 14 and like the fit. You can see the detail in the line drawing all the details. http://images.patternreview.com/sewing/patterns/vogue/8620/8620line.gif
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think so! I even silk-screened in the places Marcy advised to do so. I didn't have the exact screens she used, but all the same, I do like mine and the placement is awesome. Not too much but also just enough. Know what I mean?
Omg, the instructions were wonderful! I hadn't made a hong-kong finish in a while but felt the directions were great. I had not previously made underarm gussets but the directions walked me all the way through without any difficulty. In the above picture, I had been squirming and my photographer got a little impatient. It really doesn't have that many wrinkles in it. :) I hope you can see the silk screening I used.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I just love the styling of this jacket. It looks very high end with a minimum amount of work. Don't leave out all the little touches like topstitching around the pockets, hand-basting the zipper, and such. Those touches make this jacket look boutique like.
I just love this red denim I picked up at JoAnns. It has just a little bit of stretch and the color is so pretty!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't alter a thing. Gasp! I usually alter at least one thing, but this time absolutely nothing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I would really like to find a fun print like is shown in view B.
I just loved making this jacket. It was fun to put together, the instructions are easy to follow, and it looks very high-end. What fun for fall!
Thanks for reading!