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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Vogue 8799 Jacket

I've had this pattern for quite a while but it wasn't until another gal on SPR reviewed that I finally said, I have to make this now!  I just love the lines of the jacket.  It's unique.  It's different.  It's making we wish for more spring clothing.  Here's my review for Vogue 8799. 

Pattern Description: Misses' jacket, top, dress, skirt and pants.  Loose-fitting, unlined jacket A has collar, elastic back, and two-piece sleeves with elastic forming ruching effect and slit, topstitching.  Fitted top A or B has seam detail and back zipper.  Dress C back slit.  Semi-fitted skirt D or straight-legged pants E has self-lined yokes.  D, pleated lower back.  A, B, C, D: Lined.  B, C, D, E: Stitched hems. 
Well, I already see a problem, did you notice it to?  Jacket A is described as unlined early in the description but at the end of the description it states that A, B, C, D is lined.  Someone needs to proof read better!  The jacket is most definitely lined.

Sizing: this is a multi-sized envelope with sizes 6 to 14 or 14 to 22 .  I started with a 16 based on other reviewers comments regarding the shoulder area but ended up grading it down to a 14 in most areas.

Fabric used: Cotton Stretch Sateen.  It was from my stash.  The lining fabric was also from my stash.

Did the finished garment look like the pattern envelope?  Yes!  I do believe it does! 

Directions: they are fine, not easy as the envelope states, but okay.  I varied from the directions as I'll state below.  I think the only way the construction is easy is because there are no button holes or zippers.

  • Styling.  
  • The ruching on the sleeves is fun.  
  • I like there are no closures.  
  • I like the stand collar.  
  • The princess-type seams are also cute.
  • The elastic back waistline is also fun.
  • The edge to edge lining.  
  • How the elastic is inserted into the back waist.  
  • How the elastic is inserted into the sleeves.
  • How the elastic is inserted.  I modified that step.  

The directions have you line the body of the jacket and reach through to sew a waistline casing.  I waited to sew the bottom hem and then sewed the casing.  Next, I used steam-a-seam and pressed the hemline up on the jacket body and lining and topstitched.  It took a few minutes but I like how it turned out.
I also altered the back by my typical 1/2" swayback adjustment.  Totally worth it.

As I mentioned earlier, I started with a size bigger than typical simply because it seemed to other reviewers to be a little snug in the shoulders.  Everywhere else I graded down to a 14 and like how it fit.

This is a fun little jacket.  I enjoyed making it but think the easy rating is inappropriate.  It's cumbersome to say the least.  While I made the sleeve casing as stated in the directions, it was very fiddly to say the least.
I can't wait to try the top or dress.  The lines intrigue me.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I've got this pattern too. It's a lovely jacket and you have done a nice job :)

  2. Ah, this is fabulous!!!! I'll bet you look sharp as a tack in this!

    1. Thanks so much! I don't know how I look, but it feels great!

  3. You did an awesome job on this jacket and the lining is just gorgeous!!!