Monday, February 04, 2013

Review: Vogue 1762 (OOP) | Weekend Wear!

This is OOP Vogue 1762 - Yves Saint Laurent (that's a designer label that makes me sit up and pay attention) from 1996.  It's from the YSL 1995 Fall RTW Collection.  Why did Vogue Patterns stop providing offerings from YSL?!  Those collections are always amazing!
YSL Fall 1995 Collection
I don't know if this pattern is quite old enough to be considered "vintage", even if it is almost 20 years old.  But just as I said when I made my Byron Lars pattern, it's about as much vintage as I can take without feeling all "costumey" or like I'm attending a theme party.  Peter wrote a great blog post on this very subject.  
The description of this pattern is:  Very loose-fitting, A-line, lined, below hip jacket has dropped shoulders, flap, pockets, back pleat, side slits, carriers, belt and long sleeves with pleat and shaped cuffs.
In my last post, I mentioned that I'd misplaced a sheet of instructions.  Well, it was for this pattern.  So I completely winged it.  Right or wrong, this is how it turned out.  Pretty darn good if I do say so myself.  It looks pretty close to the runway version.
Being that this is an A-line/dropped shoulder fitting jacket, I sewed it straight out of the envelope.  No alterations/modifications needed. I did however omit the carriers.  I wanted the option of using different belts or no belt at all. 
And even though the from the picture, I don't believe the pattern suggested... but I decided to edge stitch and top stitch.  It gave the jacket a more casual feel and the surplus style that I wanted.  And I really, really adore the French cuffs.
My fabric is a cotton twill and buttons are both from Mood Fabrics.

Wearing: faux leather leggings, Enzo Angiolini boots, Nine West clutch, BCBG necklace.
My tip for not looking dated in these types of patterns (even though I think this jacket is pretty chic and timeless) is by mixing it with current styles and trends.  This way it will look modern and fresh.

36 comments:

  1. Looks so good!!
    The jacket looks indentical:)
    Also loving the leggings.. been wanting a pair but have a feeling my legs are too big:)

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  2. Loving your jacket Erica B :)

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  3. Your jacket looks fabulous.

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  4. Great job! It looks fabulous. Especially for winging it with no instructions ;)

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  5. All I can say is this jacket is gorgeous! I can't imagine no instructions on this one - just goes to show you know your stuff :)

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  6. It's awesome! It looks gorgeous, and very current. The moment I saw your picture in this I thought, Oh I haven't noticed that pattern yet, and it is so cute. Turns out there is a reason, it's 20 years old!

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  7. It's gorgeous, Erica!

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  8. You look really good.:))

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  9. Great jacket. Love the styling too.

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  10. Beautifully done, Erica. That jacket looks as fresh and modern now as I'm sure did in the 90's. It's a testament to your excellent construction skills...and a well designed pattern (Vogue had the best designer offerings in the 90's).

    -Charlie

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  11. Once again, IMPRESSIVE!
    I like the belt, but I LOVE the cuffs and the styling with the faux leather leggings. I agree that mixing something "now" with something classic is chic. You wear it very well.

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  12. Ahhh! This is amazing! I love it! And you made it without instructions?!?! You're a superstar!

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  13. There is a femininity about this vintage jacket that really suits you. Very pretty.

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  14. Wow, great jacket, Erica! Its nice to see patterns both old and new still being used, and this one looks like a great classic piece.

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  15. It's really worth hanging onto those designer Vogue patterns, you are right this is a classic that I can't see going out of style, I love it.

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  16. Alison is spot on. Love your coat...and would love one just like it!

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  17. absolutely gorgeous!!

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