Monday, January 18, 2010

Vogue 7975

I needed some more "Sunday go to meetin' clothes" so this is what I came up with.

Pattern Description: Lined jacket in two lengths with high round neckline. A, B: short length, has long sleeves and patch pockets. A: purchased ribbon ties and trim. B: purchased trim on outer edges. C: three-quarter length sleeves, mock welt pockets, purchased trim along outer edges of jacket. D: button front, three-quarter length sleeves and mock welt pockets. E: button front, full length sleeves, patch pockets, outer edges trimmed with purchased fold-over braid. D, E: longer length.

Pattern Sizing: I made a size 18.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?<>

Were the instructions easy to follow? I did not use them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes.. I love the shoulder princess seams.

Fabric Used: Wool Boucle from fabricmart...At least I think it was fabricmart. It was about 2 years ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did my usual 1 and 3/4 FBA. I added 4 inches to the sleeve length. As a boucle, this fabric wanted to ravel, so to help prevent that, I interfaced all pieces with fusi-knit. The jacket is lined with Ambiance. I added a pocket from a burda magazine jacket pattern...

I always go thru Burda and copy any interesting pocket patterns and put them in my jacket pocket folder to use for later. The skirt is made from my TNT skirt pattern. The turtleneck is from my TNT turtleneck pattern that I gathered at the neckline.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh yes...I wore this to church on Sunday and I got lots of compliments. This is going to be my TNT collarless jacket pattern. (Well, at least one of them!!)

Conclusion: Nice, versatile pattern. Here are the shoes I wore with the suit.


  1. Nice outfit! Love the shoes, too!

  2. You look great in your winter white. Thanks for showing your shoes, I love to see what shoes people wear with their lovely clothes.

  3. Ready to holla and shout. You look fantastic!

  4. What pattern is your TNT turtleneck from? I love that.

  5. You did an awesome job... love the winter white.