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