Sunday, February 03, 2008

Finished the Vogue 8090

Okay! I finished up the Vogue 8090 jacket. I have mixed feelings about it. I love the lapped "tails" in the front and back, but I'm not crazy about the shoulder line. I don't think I'm a dropped shoulder girl. I need a set-in sleeve and a bit more of a tailored fit. I plan to make some pants from a denim in the same color but without the quilting and a skirt too, if I have enough fabric. But I have two other projects to finish before those.

Here are the photos of the jacket. They're bad photos. Not enough lighting, but should still give an idea...

Jacket On

Jacket Back

Inseam Buttonhole

Jacket Inside Out - Bound Seams



Karen said...

I love the seam binding on this jacket. Personally, I think the jacket's wonderful, but I understand your issue with not being the dropped shoulder type. After just having finished Vogue 7903, I've pretty much decided I'm not the tailored blouse type. Which is annoying, because I like them.

Congrats on your swap plan, BTW. I can't wait to see all the pieces.

aksunflour said...

umm... why does a person bind the edges of the finished garment?
I agree w/you about the jacket.
And will be watching the capsule clothes plan (great idea).

CharityinAlaska said...

I bound the edges because I don't like unfinished seams inside a garment. They are more prone to unraveling during washing and look messy. I usually do french seams, bind the seams in a Hong Kong finish or line the garment. This was too thick of a fabric for French Seams and lining the jacket wasn't do-able with the way the back tails are constructed. So bind it was!