Thursday, May 14, 2009

Vogue 1093 & Jalie 2908

Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 1093 - Donna Karan
Fabric: Stretch Linen (97% linen, 3% lycra)
Notions: Six 1" buttons

Pattern description: Unlined, fitted, above hip length top has wide neckline, collar and lapel, patch pockets and flaps, flat fell princess seams, yoke extending into turn back sleeves, front extensions forming side pockets, topstitch and button trim.

Pattern sizing: 4 - 18. I cut the size 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does!

Were the instructions easy to follow? For this design, they were surprisingly easy.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved this pattern from the moment I saw it. I love garments with great details and this one has plenty! The lines of this jacket are incredible. It's finished completely with flat-felled seams and topstitching. This design was plucked straight off of the runway.


Fabric Used: I wanted it to be very Spring-like, so I choose a fuchsia stretch linen.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None. That does NOT happen often. With this pattern, I don't think it's even possible to make any alterations. Since the fabric contained lycra, I didn't need a FBA.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No, I only need one of these. I would recommend this to more advanced sewers.

Conclusion: This is a great, stylish jacket. It took a lot longer than I thought it would with all of the seam finishing and topstitching. I was tired after working on this for a few days and my topstitching was not the greatest. Good thing my thread matched my fabric perfectly!


Pattern: Jalie 2908
Fabric: Stretch denim
Notions: 7" brass zipper, jean button and rivets

Pattern Description: Women's flattering stretch jeans with slim fit through the hips and thigh and a flared leg, back and side front pockets, zip fly with button closure. View A has a low rise (2-3 inches below the navel) and View B has a regular rise (at the navel). I made the low rise.

Pattern Sizing: 2T - 22. I made the size Y.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Basically. I made a few minor alterations.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. I've made pants and jeans many, many times.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this pattern! The cut of these jeans are as close to RTW as you'll find in a pattern... IMHO.

Fabric Used: I used stretch denim from Fabric.com.



Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened (as usual) to produce a 37" inseam so that I can wear these with heels.
I created my own back pocket design.I added darts to the yoke to prevent gaposis.
I added the 5th pocket... the coin pocket. Hey, they just aren't jeans without it.
And I used a stretch poplin for the pocket lining.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely!!!

Conclusion: This is the BEST jean pattern I've ever used! It's now my TNT for jeans and I'll be making these again and again and again!

4 comments:

  1. I love these jeans, Erica. I am in the jeans sewing class at PatternReview. I realize it has been a while since you made these, but if you have the information, I have two questions: What weight stretch denim did you use? What percentage stretch does it have.

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  2. You knew when you asked that I wouldn't know! LOL

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  3. holy crap you're amazing.

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