Review: Vogue 8721 | Hot Pink Blazer!

12:00 AM

I'd been wanting a pink blazer for a while now.  And I've also been seeing a lot of softly tailored blazers and I knew I wanted something not so "normal".
 I'd seen Vogue 8721 in an issue of Vogue Patterns magazine and it really jumped off the page at me.  The colorblocked styling was some of the best I've seen in the magazine.
I knew that I wanted mine in a vibrant color that would be perfect for spring and I had this bright pink linen in my stash.
The pattern description is: Jacket D is semi-fitted, lined, front and back darts, angled and bias cut middle, lower fronts, middle and lower backs, three-quarter length sleeves
I cut the size large and I added an inch to the length, but I probably could have left it as it was.  As far as jackets go, this is a very simple jacket that I would recommend if you've never sewn a jacket.  It's collarless, so you wouldn't have to try and tackle notched collar.  And it's kind of boxy, so you wouldn't have to make 10 muslins perfecting the fit.  
The only real tailoring method I used on this was to stay tape the roll lines.  The jacket is fully lined and has a back yoke that is easily bagged.  And I added a thin shoulder pad.
Worn with:  Polka dot silk chiffon blouse: Simplicity 4112; shorts: Old Navy; wedges: Jessica Simpson; purse: Urban Expressions.

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54 comments

  1. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
    I'll buy the pattern.
    Looks lovely colour and style!!

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  2. I don't know how you keep finding all these patterns, it's a real skill that you have to turn them into high end items. Love the hem detail on this and the simple shape (& simple sewing!) make this great for warm weather.

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  3. What a gorgeous jacket. I would be happy with 10% of your style :)

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  4. Wonderful jacket and it will be great all season. Adding it to my pattern list now, thanks for all the inspiration.

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  5. This jacket is stunning! I would have never noticed this had you not made it! I am going to go pick this one up!!

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    1. I almost didn't notice it either! Thanks Adrienne!

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  6. The jacket looks great, but that outfit is fierce!

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  7. I love your jacket and your entire outfit. You are so stylish and your photography is really great.

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  8. SOOOOO cute! I love it! I never even looked twice at this pattern and thought they were all wraps. It really has an interesting shape.

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    1. Amanda, had I not seen this jacket in VP magazine I would've passed this one by as well. Thanks!

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  9. Very Chic! Jessica Simpson shoes...I'm curious, have you watched Fashion Star? You'll be knocking off that stuff in no time :)

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    1. Laury, I do watch. I even blogged about it a few posts down. Thanks!

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  10. Swoon! I freakin' love the detail at the bottom of it!!! Beautimus girl just beautimus!

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    1. Thanks PasticheBella! That's the detail I was drawn to as well!

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  11. Really sharp jacket and so 'on trend'...but everything you wear is so stylish! I think you should hire yourself out as a professional stylist as you did for the movie last year.

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  12. The cut of the blazer is fantastic.

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  13. I've already commented on your review, LOL, but had to comment on your blog as well. :-) I LOVE this jacket.

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  14. OMG you ROCK Erica! I never noticed this jacket on the pattern envelope before now after seeing your version I'm putting it on my sewing list!

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  15. Cute! You look great in such a vivid color!!! Loving how your spring wardrobe is coming together:)

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  16. Wow! I've looked right through that pattern a thousand times and never realized that you could end up with such an amazing jacket. Beautiful job!

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  17. I read the title, "Hot Pink Blazer" and then scrolled down to the photo. Yep, it's hot, alright -- my eyeballs are blazing, burning with delight at the intense saturation of color. It is so good to see someone wearing something other than black, grey or beige! I like that you are unafraid of strong colors and strong shapes. You encourage the rest of us to break forth out of our dull shells into the world of Goodness and Light. Happy Easter.

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  18. You look amazing. Love the style and cut of the blazer.

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  19. Great jacket! I have this same pattern and some teal fabric I bought for it.

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  20. thanks Denise... I'll be looking for yours!

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  21. LOVE! ordering that pattern right now!

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  22. Very nice jacket and wonderful color...Your items always look amazing.

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  23. Thanks Positively Necie!

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  24. You've outdone yourself, what a beauty!

    I remember the first notched collar I did as a serious beginner, what a steep learning curve that was!

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  25. I've done quite a few notched collars. But I still find it to be a "getcha mind right" moment. I have to be totally not distracted when sewing one.

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  26. I love the colors you choose !!!

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  27. Oh wow, why haven't I noticed this pattern before? Probably because yours is all kinds of awesome and making me notice! (This would be fun in leather, too.)

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  28. Amy, it would be very cool in leather! Thanks!

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  29. Brilliant, another knock out.

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