Sunday 3 May 2009

Vogue 8259 - Completed

Vogue 8259 - Jacket Front View
I'm thrilled to finally have this jacket done. I love it. It is so comfortable and I love the fit. The time I took to make the sway back alterations on the muslin paid off. I think this is the best fitting jacket I made so far.
Vogue 8259 back View
Pattern Review- Jacket Vogue 8259:
Pattern Description:
Semi-fitted, partially interfaced, lined jacket, below waist has princess seams (no side seams), stand collar, patch pockets, long three-piece sleeves with buttoned vents and purchased trim. A: couture construction techniques, quilting details, contrast front and sleeve facings, collar lining.
Pattern Sizing:
SIZES - 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The outside of the jacket did look like the model on the envelope. I made View B and made some changes from this view, but overall yes it looked like the pattern should.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very well written. There are "Claires Hints" all thru the pattern. I've done most of the couture techniques in this pattern however the sleeve method was new to me. I loved the construction of the sleeve/cuff. One construction step that was a little confusing was attaching the sleeve/lining to the jacket. I could not wrap my head around these instructions (step #41 & 42), so I just did it my way. (It just appeared that the steps were reversed. Even in reversing the steps it was awkward setting the sleeve lining in, but I did it.)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the style. The fit is the best I've made so far. I love the sleeve/cuffs.
Vogue 8259 - Sleeve buttons
Cuff Inside view
Vogue 8259 - inside sleeve cuff
Fabric Used:
Bouclé, and satin back crepe for the lining.
Vogue 8259- inside back facing
Bound Button hole
Vogue 8259 - Bound- button hole
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made.
  • 1- I made a sway back adjustment and I took in pretty much every seam. I could have made a size smaller.
  • 2-I underlined every piece with fusible knit tricot interfacing and also added hair canvas to the front and did pad-stitching to the front pieces.
  • 3- I made bound buttonholes. My fabric was a very loose bouclé and I had some trouble with the buttonholes. I made my test buttonholes and the fabric was fraying /tearing around the buttonhole stitches. (Making the bound buttonholes with organza and using a 1.5 stitch worked great)
  • 4- I made a front facing
  • 5- I added a chain to the hem.
Vogue 8259 - Pad stitching
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I definitely will sew it again. Next time making View A with the quilted lining. I definitely recommend this pattern.
. This is a great Claire Schaeffer pattern.
Final inspection
Vogue 8259 - Inspector Salem ****************************************************************************


Cennetta said...

Superb. Your chanel jacket is so inspiring. Every detail makes your jacket extra special. I'll have to try my hand at it.

Birgitte said...

FANTASTIC! Your jacket is a perfect Chanel, congratulations!

gwensews said...

Fabulous jacket. Very Couture. The blue will be gorgeous with your coloring. I hope that Dawn sees this jacket, because she's taking the couture class and going to meet Claire Schaefer.

Beautiful job. Congratulations.

Faye Lewis said...

That jacket is so beautiful - it was well worth the wait to see it. You did a great job. How long did you work on it?

ClaireOKC said...

I love loose wovens like this for this kind of jacket and it looks fabulous. And pad stitched horse hair makes a jacket lay so beautifully. And your bound buttonholes are perfect. Kudos!

Tany said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!!! What a FABULOUS jacket!!! You should be very proud, everything about this jacket is perfect and well thought out! I LOVE it!!!!! It was well worth all the time invested, and I'm sure you'll be wearing this gorgeous wardrobe piece for many, many years!! BRAVO!!!

Shannon said...

Your jacket is exquisite - all the extra effort you put into it really shows in the final garment. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What fabulous work! You should be very proud. Thank you for the excellent review.

Sigrid said...

Fabulous jacket, very inspiring. Love all the details.

BCN - UNIQUE designer patterns said...

Yes sir, this is a nice jacket, no doubt. I like a lot of style, such as the status of the trimmings placed a few millimeters from the edge. The sleeve is fabulous and of course the interior looks great without a sharp contrast. this is a pattern to be, sure.

Congratulations Ann, and thanks for showing this work.

ahhh. Inspector of work takes its job very seriously ....

Best wishes, Paco

Mary Beth said...

It's beautiful Ann! Congratulations on doing such a great job in great fabric. It's very special!!!

Els said...

Gorgeous "Chanel" jacket, beautiful trimmings and buttons. Enjoy your new jacket.

Marie-Noëlle said...

I dream of making a Chanel lacket and yours is fabulous.
I would love to see you modelling it.
What I paticularly like about yours is the white satin lining it looks fantastic, the trimming the collar and the cuffs

Summerset said...

Absolutely beautiful. All the work and effort paid off! Your approval committee is cute, too.

Meg said...

C'est incroyable! You do Coco proud with this magnificent jacket, Ann. Let's get some photos of you modeling it.

Joyce in NC said...

Inspector Kitty is too cute. The jacket looks great. Good workmanship. I'm inspired to try my hand at a chanel jacket

Diana said...

Anna, your jacket is your masterpiece. Congratulations.I love it. I agree that it would be nice to see you wearing it.
I'm surprised I missed this post for three days but we are changing the floorings in two rooms and the whole house is topsy-turvy.Ceramic tile takes forever.
I'll bet you're going to sew something quick for your next project but what a sense of accomplishment you must feel

Ana's Closet said...

Great job Ann! You much show how it fits you, i'm sure it's perfectly!
The cat is soo cute. (I want one too!!)

Alviana said...

absolutely beautiful! Stunning jacket! Everything's perfect. Love the fabric, color and this pattern is absolutely great! U did a very good job. Perfect couture jacket! I'm so inspired :)

Johanna Lu said...

Oh my, oh my. Just the golden chain at the hem makes me want to cry because it's so beautiful, oh and the sleeve buttoning.... Your jacket is simply exquisite!

Anonymous said...

The jacket is absolutely gorgeous and an inspiration.

Pam Erny said...

Ann..this jacket is absolutely FABULOUS! You did such an outstanding job. It's so lovely!

(One of these days, when I am off the meds that make my hands shake, I'll be able to tailor again...sigh...)

Patricia said...

Wow-the end result is gorgeous! I love it all, the fabric, colour, style, trims, etc. just beautiful.
Now you post take a picture of yourself wearing, won't you?

Bunny said...

Fabulous jacket, beautifully done! That trim is beyond perfect and your construction gorgeous. Congratulations!

Gorgeous Things said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

meredithp said...

Beyond beautiful! As is inspector puss! I just love the color of the fabric and trim.

Ana Carina said...

So perfect...that I don't have words... I love the colour and the fabric. The colar is very original and simple.

Congratulations have a black cat too?! So sweet.

Anne-Marie said...

I finally have so time to sit in my office and look calmly at your jacket. What a gem ! The pockets are perfect, the buttons and braid look wonderful, the fit, ah the fit is so nice on you. I forgot the sleeve vent... lovely... You have the perfect Chanel jacket made with love, patience and skills. Madame, Coco would be proud. There will be a line in front of your house of women wanting one...

Unknown said...

I am searching for this pattern V8259, if anyone has it would you kindly email me, even if it is just for a loan of it for a short period I would so appreciate it. Beautiful handiwork and what a sweet kitty.

From Melbourne, Downunder.

Unknown said...

I am searching for this pattern V8259, if anyone has it would you kindly email me, even if it is just for a loan of it for a short period I would so appreciate it. Beautiful handiwork and what a sweet kitty.

From Melbourne, Downunder.