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Two New Vogue Patterns for Winter and Holiday

Asymmetrical 'Ruffle' Jacket and Slim Lined Soft Pants with Origami Hem Detail

The new Winter/Holiday Vogue pattern release caught me by surprise, a reminder that fall is moving along fast and winter is not far behind. I'd love to make a version of this jacket and pants to take to Paris in a few weeks....(maybe). I'm excited to share these new designs as they are perfect for travel, right to dress up for the holidays or dress down to knock around in for every day. The jacket and pants are designed to be worn together.

Here are some insights into these new designs and fabric suggestions.

Vogue 9032

The Ruffle Jacket is unlined and asymmetrical, which means cutting the main body pieces out one at a time in a single layer. The collar can be made single layer or double, can stand up or lie flat and is made crushable and malleable by tucks. The lines are flattering and sculptural. On the pattern envelope I used a black and silver brocade found in Paris (wish I could have brought home the 100 yard roll!). The magenta version is a Japanese crinkle cotton. See the list of suggested fabrics below.


The line drawing gives a diagram of the seams showing how the jacket is made. After cutting, I place the pieces on the design table side by side as they will be sewn together, then start with the back.

Fabric suggestions on the pattern envelope include a variety of fabrics ranging from taffeta to quilting cottons.

  • Choose a fabric with a bit of substance, even crispness, but not too thick as there are soft gathers in the peplum.
  • Think sculptural, this jacket has a beautiful feminine shape.
  • Slippery and smooth fabrics are good, as this is a jacket that works well with a larger coat, like a raincoat over it, or a smooth lined vest or light sweater worn underneath.
  • It would make a good light weight rain jacket too.

Recommended fabrics:


Vogue 9228

With its flattering style and shape, this pant is sure to become a go-to basic favorite. It has the comfort of a pull on pant with an elastic waist, and a slim pared down leg with a cool origami lightly shaped hem. Plus, a single layer pocket that lies flat...use self fabric or a lining fabric for the pocket.

Fitting tips:

  • Adjust the hip ease so it is not too tight and not too baggy. This partially depends on your figure as well as the fabric.
  • Allow between 2-4" of ease at the hip. Use less ease in a stretchy fabric like ponte, more in a woven, and add a bit more 'insurance' ease if your figure is not slim or lean.
  • Adjust the length before cutting. The origami shaping is built right into the lower pant leg, so there is not a lot of wiggle room to adjust the length once the pant is cut.
  • The good news is that the pant works well in different lengths. On the model below, the pant hits at the ankle, but it works well as a cropped style too. I prefer this look with a flat shoe or boot rather than the stiletto heels shown on the pattern envelope!

Fabric suggestions on the envelope include ponte, (a foolproof choice), jersey, (be aware that some 4 way stretch jerseys can 'grow' on the body).

  • The pant will work with woven and stretch woven fabrics too. Go for fabric with a liquid drape, nothing too stiff or thick.
  • On the pattern envelope we used a patterned ponte and our black Parisian microfiber.
  • Could be fun in a stripe which will show off the origami hem shaping.
  • Cut on the cross grain if the stretch on the fabric runs lengthwise.

Recommended Fabrics:

Include any of our beautiful basics, the Barcelona and Parisian microfiber knits, our 5 Star Pontes...almost any ponte in fact. Light weight drapey stretch wovens, tencel or silk crepe woven, wool challis, wool jersey.


Love to see your renditions of these patterns and hear your comments!

Happy sewing from my studio to yours,

Marcy

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