Friday, September 13, 2013

Vogue 8307

Elvis anyone?
Front View
I call this my Elvis Jacket.  I feel like I should wear this in Las Vegas to an Elvis impersonation show or something.  The pattern is Vogue 8307 and I made it a few years ago.  The main fabric is a wonderful felted wool that I picked up during a vacation to Austria.  The fabric had been aging in my stash until I found the perfect fabric for the collar on another vacation - this time to England.   I love the collar on the jacket - it can either be worn standing up (as in my pictures) or laying down for a flatter look.  I like it standing up.
Back view
The buttons on the front are made up of 4 different layers.  The gray base layer is actually a stone meant to be used for a necklace, but when I saw it at a craft fair, I new it would work for my jacket.  The base gray stone piece is then followed by a basic black plastic button, with a white button on top of that, finished off with a smaller black button on top of the white one.  The buttons are sewn to the jacket all at one time - working the needle thru the different holes in the buttons.  After sewing the first few stitches, it gets easier to sew them as one unit. 

Button Stacking
 The fur collar is acrylic with black swirls in it.  It feels wonderful against your skin!  Beware of sewing fur though - I had black fur fuzzy bits all over my sewing room when I was finished. 

Close up of fur collar
The lining is a plain white polyester fabric that I already had in my stash.  I figured the outside of the jacket is so busy, I needed something plain for the inside. 

Side View
Now - I just need to move somewhere where it's a little colder in the winter and I can wear it!

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous jacket. Very novel way of layering the buttons.