Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vogue 1439 - White Blazer

Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill


I have sang my praises for summertime before on the blog but I am going to do it again.  Flowers, being outside, vacations, swimming, and white garments are a few of the things I love about summer.  One thing about white, it goes with anything and many times dresses up a garment, right?
Well, vacations, too, and I have two this summer - woo hoo!



Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill

After seeing, Erica's navy Vogue 1439, I knew the pattern I wanted to use . 
 This Anne Klein pattern, Vogue 1439, has such nice lines and features,....
Semi-fitted, lined jacket has inverted collar, shoulder pads, seam detail, welt pockets, and two-piece sleeves with vent, button and buttonhole trim

Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill

My white twill is from Style Maker Fabrics' Montauk Twill to be specific.  I like this fabric for the jacket, it has some weight and body and sews up perfectly.  
Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill

I went with a size 14, one size up from my usual, the fabric is a stiffer twill, so that was one of my considerations.  Erica, also had a point on her blog post, a size bigger for layering.  I followed her advice on that one, too.


Now to my welt pocket, which these two have to be my best ones  ever.   I have been reading many tutorials on welt pockets, just to help my understanding.  For these welt pockets, I really just followed the pattern instructions and had these results.  Thank you Vogue patterns.  My one tip, I threaded my machine in soft pink thread for reinforcing the corners of my welt.  The pink gave me a stitching line which was easy to see and to follow.
Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill- welt pocket

The Vogue instructions had another great tip, concerning the pressing of the sleeve hem, "To press, hold iron over the hem. Steam, never resting the iron on the fabric.  Pat lightly with pounder or ruler."

I was very impressed with this part of the instructions, good to know and good to be reminded. Also, the pattern has you interface the entire front, liked that and I added interfacing to all the hems. 

There is going to be picture overload on this blog post.  This white blazer didn't show the details the best in the photos, too much sun and then too little sun.


Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill


The lining is from Mood Fabrics' white polyester charmeuse and can you see my new labels in the collar?  From The Dutch Label Shop and I will have a blog post about them soon.
Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill and Mood Fabrics' lining


I like the jacket closed with the hook and eye but I like it opened, too.  I just love the collar and the way the collar frames the neckline.   You are probably getting the point and saying to yourself, "I think Lori really loves this jacket!"

Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill


My only change for next time, just sew on the buttons and not worry about sewing the buttonholes.  This was a bit tricky, as it is the last step for the entire jacket, fold back the vent and stitching that last buttonhole is tight.  


Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill  - sleeve button vent


This jacket took several hours to complete but was worth it.  I really think it was all the handstitching that was time consuming.  Lining, shoulder pads, hook and eye, buttons, you get the idea.

Just a few more pictures 

Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill


Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill

Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill





Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill

For the final picture, my smug look, yes I love my jacket and I am proud to say "I made it myself!"

Vogue 1439 made from Style Maker Fabrics' white twill


Remodel update.  I feel we are in the homestretch - hardwood is down in every room except one and he will finish this week.  The tiler has started but has two bathrooms(one bathroom's floor is done) and the basement floor and two showers to do.  Kitchen cabinets next week and then trim and interior doors after all the flooring is in.  Can I shout hurray!  My sewing cabinets will be a few more weeks,  cabinet maker is overloaded with work.  Which is good for him and he does such beautiful work, I don't mind waiting.  



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41 comments:

  1. Clean and crisp...what's not to love! Nice job, Lori!

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I love this one.

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  2. Beautiful jacket Lori!!! Yay to white!
    Last summer we installed hardwood floors throughout the main areas of our house including bedrooms. Why didn't we do this years ago????? No carpet stains, nailpolish spills, makeup mistakes, you name it.
    Will you post pics when your remodel is done?
    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. WE are thinking the same thing, why didn't we do this sooner. Our remodel has just continued to grow but looks like countertop end of next week! Woo Hoo. I will post remodel pictures.

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  3. Absolutely stunning jacket, Lori! I do love how that collar frames your face.

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    1. Thanks, Ann, it is such a fun shape. The midwest heat and humidty has prevented me from wearing this new jacket, you know all about that, right?

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  4. Love this jacket too! I really like the collar detail may have to order this pattern today. Its a great length.

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    1. Thanks, Joen, did you order this pattern?

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  5. This jacket is so beautiful & you do such amazing work !!! I love all your tips .
    Our remodel demo started yesterday - hope to really kick up the sewing as you did while I'm unable to cook 😢

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, how is your remodel going?

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  6. That's a perfect summer jacket! It turned out beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Erica and thanks for the inspiration

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  7. That's a perfect summer jacket! It turned out beautiful!

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  8. Love the jacket! And eagerly anticipating the new sewing room!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, still waiting on the cabinet maker to finish my cabinets but the countertop has been selected!

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  9. I LOVE this jacket! Looks perfect with your ripped jeans too.

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    1. Thank you, Amanda, it will be a favorite. I love my ripped jeans, too.

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  10. I love your new jacket! It's perfect for summer and you did an amazing job!

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    1. Thanks so much, I appreciate it.

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  11. you look so sharp - great jacket. that remodel project sounds massive, it is such a mess to live through it but worthwhile in the end :)

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    1. Thank you, Beth, we ended up doing more and more with the remodel. It is on the downhill stretch. If the countertops would show up it would be fabulous! They were measured 3 weeks ago and they said it would be 3 weeks so anytime.

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  12. Love that! Such a beautiful white jacket, and should be a nice wardrobe staple for you.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy, I agree good staple.

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  13. This jacket is awesome! You look stunning wearing it. It certainly is worthy of a smug look.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rose.

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  14. Beautiful jacket! Love the pockets. Congrats on the remodeling. I have people here working on the deck.

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    1. Thank you, Dorothy, I love the pockets, too.

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  15. Gorgeous jacket!

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  16. Great looking jacket - I'm especially partial to white blazers, so you won me over from the start.

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    1. Thanks, the white is great. I love seeing the construction on your blazer.

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  17. Gorgeous blazer !!!

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  18. Gorgeous blazer !!!

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  19. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Lori! I just picked up this pattern myself and your crisp white jacket is so chic! I can't wait to make my own version!

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    1. Thanks, Sue, I love this blazer - perfect for lots of occasions. You will love making one.

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  20. This looks so professional! I love the white! Personally I avoid white clothing as I'm such a slob that I'm likely to end up covered in paw prints and coffee. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, I will get the white jacket quickly, too. Wore white crop slacks to a dinner last night and had a nice mark down the front of them before we even got to the dinner!

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  21. Hi Lori, I love your jacket. So much so that I'm starting it today. Quick question. Did you use sew-in interfacing or fusible?

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    1. Fusible - have fun!

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    2. Oh, thanks! That means I don't have to order sew in and can get right down to it!

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