Sunday, August 3, 2014

Vogue 8719 Jacket Venture Has Begun

I bought some beautiful wool-blend suit material at the thrift store.  Enough to do the Vogue 8719 jacket.  It is a a pale lavender color.  I am not sure where I would wear it.  Maybe a garden party or other casual affair.  I haven't worn a suit-jacket for many years, so even if it was a blue or gray, I am not sure where I would wear it.  I also purchased some lightweight plaid material for the bias-binding and the arm sleeve lining.  This is an unlined jacket, except for the arms.

This pattern has numerous pieces for the jacket.

My Pfaff 1469 will do the sewing for this project. This is my first and only Pfaff.  It is certainly a fine machine.

I think it is interesting the pattern calls for the sewist to make his own bias-binding.  I was tempted to buy some bias-binding when I was buying the thread, but decided to go strictly by the pattern instructions.  I did vary a little when it came to attaching the binding.  I used a binder foot.  The instructions wanted the binding simply attached like it was no big deal.  Yeah, right!!

Binder foot attached.

Binding attached.

My only question so far is the long dart in the front.  I am not sure at this point how it will look once the garment is finished.

The pants came out like the pattern picture.  So I am fairly hopeful the jacket will also.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. I suspect a lot of the dart will be covered with the pocket (which I suspect is a patch pocket). Still, you'll want to press the dart, if you haven't already. Try placing paper between the outer fabric and the dart so as not to leave an impression on the fabric when you press it. Exciting project!

  2. I do like the choice of fabric and the binding, best of luck with it Wil!

  3. Oh boy, oh boy. You have the makings of a great casual blazer. Wear it because you feel like it and not for a purpose. The binding looks exceptional. Grey or Khaki will look good with lavendar. I look foward to following your progress.

  4. It's looking great. The fabric is a beautiful color and your choice of binding is perfect. Can't wait to see the finished jacket and you wearing it!