Welcome to my Blog where I aim to chronicle and share my experiences in Sewing. My Wonderful Mum taught me how to sew many moons ago, but I hadn't sewn for many years until 2012 when my now husband and I decided to get married in Lapland.The only way I could create "The Winter Queen" image I had, was to make it myself. It re-kindled my love of sewing and have been sewing ever since. And yes, that is me in my profile photo…
The Pattern is Vogue 2934 a vintage reproduction of a 1950's design, which, if it weren't for all the hand sewing, would actually make up quite quickly! But that's what you get from a vintage pattern; it makes up the vintage way!
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It was because of all the hand sewing that I picked this for my monthly challenge. I needed the motivation. I mean look at this lining... all sewn in by my now almost bleeding fingers ;)
and if that wasn't painful enough, have you ever sewn frog closures on by hand?!! Ouch
Seriously, grumbling aside, this was a lovely jacket to make. It appealed because I had read that it made up "the old fashioned way" so I wanted to give it a try. Yes there is a lot of hand sewing but it is definitely worth it. I altered it slightly by adding a contrast piping to the front and cuff edges. This was to keep in with my brown and cream theme :)
The fabric I used is a Boiled Wool Blend in Cream from Truro Fabrics but it's more of a very light beige. It's available in so many Lovely Winter Colours too. I have worked with this fabric before (See Here) and it not only made up well, it drapes beautifully, so it was perfect to use for this jacket. Frog closures were purchased HERE from Macculloch and Wallis
I didn't use a proper lining fabric because I wanted a shiny finish. As lovely as some linings are, they are mostly very matt. I used a Liquid Satin in Brown Available Here (again in a mirriad of colours) from Minerva Crafts. Oh and for the first time ever, I even made use of the Vogue label that comes with all Vogue patterns!
I am really pleased with this jacket. I just love the funnel collar (cleverly put together just by using darts!) and the full cuffed dolman sleeves
And check out my lovely chocolate coloured gloves too! Genuine Articles from the 1960's so a steal at just £4.50p
The details of construction are on My Sewing Pattern Review Click Here