|Vogue 8781 paired with New Look 6150|
Pattern Description: Lined jacket has shoulder pads, side pockets and two-pieces raglan sleeves. Skirt has a raised waist.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes...for the most part. I'll explain in more detail below.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really love the look of raglan sleeves. It may be that I don't wear them well. I like the skirt, too; however, I find that Vogue patterns sometimes have too much curve in the hip.
Fabric Used: A woven tweed--the quality wasn't that great.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I eliminated the pockets.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Probably not.... I found there was too much fullness in the sleeves. I typically have to make an FBA for most patterns. However, I didn't have to do that for this one. Also, if you at the pics closely, you can see that the jacket fronts don't hang straight or level. I don't think I straight-grained the fabric. So, it may be that the whole thing is off-grain. What a TERRIBLE me-made mistake! This is one of the reasons we make our own, so that we don't end up with garments that twist and curve in the wrong places! AAAAaaaarrrrggghhh! I still wore it to church and made the best of the situation.
The top is New Look 6150. It is fast becoming a TNT. This is the second time I've made it, and I've already committed four more pieces of fabric to the pattern as well!!!
|The top and some close ups of gathering and finishing details.|