Thursday, February 15, 2007

Vogue 8258

I have been wanting to make this jacket, Vogue 8258 in a winter version for a while.

After I worked out how I wanted to make it in wool I started seeing similar versions in Lucky magazine. Because the version with the ruffled sleeves called for a ready made ruffled lace there was no pattern so I made my own keeping the proportions used in the peplum. I used a lightweight wool blend to avoid a bulky look. I partially lined the jacket (again I made my own pattern following directions from Connie Long's Easy guide to sewing linings). Both the wool and lining were in my stash. I loved the way which in episode 8 of season 3 Project Runway, the designers used yo-yos as button/decoration. So I made mine in self fabric and closed the front of the jacket with hook/eyes fastenings (a close up can be found here: