Review: Vogue 1643 - The Gucci Look-Alike!

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Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This is my first "slow-sew" project of the season. This is Vogue 1643, the Gucci grosgrain-trimmed replica.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
When I saw the pattern and the possibility to create such a dead on replica of the jacket, I was stoked. And I immediately started to collect my supplies.
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For my jacket, I took inspiration from the three of these gorgeous Gucci jackets to create my own version.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My fabric is Tomato Red Sportswear Stretch Poly Rayon Spandex Twill from Joann. It's the same fabric that I used for my pink suit. The front bands and the pocket bands are Italian Black Suiting from Mood Fabrics.com. The gold metal buttons are also from Mood. The ribbon trim is Offray 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon and Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the size 14, grading out to 16 for the hip. And I added one inch of length. I made a one inch swayback adjust.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I wanted to capture the essence of the crest insignia on the original jacket, so I just added an embroidered monogram using my Baby Lock Aventura II.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I felt like the the trim should be followed up around the jacket's sleeve vents. I added the grosgrain ribbons with a mitered corner.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My lining is a silky print from Joann. The instructions on the pattern suggested lots of hand sewing. I bagged my lining and machine sewed it with very little hand sewing.
I did that by leaving an opening in the center back of the lining and after I was done, I just slipped stitched it closed. So much easier than hemming by by hand.
And I love cute little details, so I added a hanging loop.
Vogue 1643 - That Gucci Look-Alike Jacket! -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I paired my jacket with McCall's 7098. They're currently out of print, but I made this pattern originally back in 2016, and I really didn't like the quality of the fabric. And earlier this year, I made them again in a beautiful black wool stretch suiting.

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32 comments

  1. Erica!! I love it!!

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  2. Fabulous! Chic and flattering. Love it. Red, black and white with the gold buttons looks wonderful together.

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  3. You bitch slapped Gucci!!!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love your interpretation of this pattern!

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  5. Erica, I am constantly amazed at how talented a sewist you are. Well, not really. You're just good. Excellent work, as usual.

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  6. I'm in love with this jacket! So cute! Thanks for sharing and happy sewing!

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  7. Beautiful ... fit and workmanship!! You look great in your creation!

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  8. What a beautiful jacket! Your workmanship (workwomanship?!) and attention to detail is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  9. All I can say is.......WOW!!!

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  10. OUTSTANDING, Ms. Erica. Love everything about your jacket.

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  11. Love it Erica ... FIESTA :)

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  12. This is fantastic Erica and the monogrammed pocket ramps it up even more!
    Well done Girl!

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  13. Lindo este seu trabalho , é um casaco com cores maravilhosas os detalhes são pensados ao pormenor obrigado por partilhar .

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  14. Hi Eric . Beautiful work on the jacket. Did you put the white ribbon on top of the black ribbon? Trying to decide.

    Lupe

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    1. Yes, the white is sewn on top of the black. Thank you!

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