Thursday, August 7, 2014

Vogue 8719 Jacket Venture Continues

I have been sewing everyday.  I am so enthused about this jacket, that I want to get it finished so I can wear it.  Of course, it will have to get a little cooler first.  It is still 100 degrees here in California.

I don't own an unlined jacket, or a jacket with patch-pockets, so I am looking at the internet for examples of what I am making.

The instructions for this jacket are either for a more advanced sewist, or very vague.  I haven't decided which.  First it was the bias-tape instructions.  They were horrible.  I tried, but ended up making bias-tape my own way since Vogue's way only ended with a mess of fabric strips.  When I make this jacket again, I think I will buy bias-tape.  Also, I was supposed to simply sew on the tape with a regular foot.  If I didn't happen to have a bias foot, I would have never been able to do it.

Then I started the lined-patch-pockets.  My first pockets looked horrible.  After watching some good and bad Youtube videos, I was able to make some nice pockets. This was a good video.  Again, very vague instructions by Vogue.


Pocket Lining





Pocket Close-Up
The collar and sleeves are next.  It should be challenging.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. It looks promising. Keep up the good work!

  2. The fit looks great and should be perfect for Fall. 100 degrees? Yikes! I really like that you've stuck with it despite poor instructions and work-arounds. Good on you, Wil!

  3. Ugh! The instructions that come with patterns. I sometimes think they're intended to insure that we'll be unhappy with the results. You should look for one of the Clover brand bias makers. I find the red one to be a useful size. About $7 on eBay. Once you have one you'll find all sorts of uses for it. Tailor on!