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Spring Red Jacket

April 6, 2014

I get so many compliments on my Firefighter Red Jacket! And the colour helped me get through the winter. So I decided to make myself a Spring version. I fell in love with Vogue 8932 when it came out. And when I spotted the fabric, it was an instant match in my mind. The fabric is a red/black bouclé ribbed jersey, 90% wool 10% polyester:

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I decided to make View B with exposed seams and raw edges upon seeing the Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto Chanel Jacket (retail price 366$):


The modifications made were a FBA, standard for me, and learning from my brand new Fit For Real People book and lowered the bust point by an inch. No comment.

I love love love the high-low hem. I love the seam lines. The shoulders seem too large when I tried it on but after looking at the pattern pictures, I think they’re actually meant to be slightly dropped:

One of the issue I had was that the white interfacing was showing when I sew the first, inner hem line. So I had to pull the interfacing from my facing until that first hem line, cut it down to almost the seam line, sew the second, outer hem line, and then cut the facings down to that line. I also did a Hong Kong finish on all inner seams except the armholes. I think it gives some structure to this unlined jacket. This is how it looks from the inside:

The only thing that annoys me is that the reinforcing interfacing applied to reinforce the corners in the back show in the inside:

If anybody has any idea on how to conceal that, please speak up.

I think the jacket looks much better closed than opened, which might also be the reason the Vogue model only shows it closed:

I wasn’t planing on adding snap fasteners but I think I should. What do you think?

PS: if you’re interested in making this jacket, here are a few helpful clues (and a great version of the jacket, though I just noticed her sleeves are set in wrong)…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kimbersew permalink
    April 6, 2014 16:48

    This looks great! Would taking a red marker to the interfacing disguise it?


  2. sewbussted permalink
    April 7, 2014 00:02

    Very nice and I lI’ve the style lines.


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