Occasion wear sounds a bit old fashioned, but it certainly isn't. Occasion jackets, pants, dresses and skirts are clothes which have a little bit more (luxury) appearance, making them suitable for festive occasions. Think of weddings, the holidays, birthdays, galas or dinners.
With Easter just around the corner, this jacket is ideal to make and wear. After all, Easter is often a bit unpredictable in terms of weather. It should be feeling like spring, nice and warm, but it can also be cold. A jacket, to wear over a dress or blouse, is a clever idea. After all, you can also take it off and hang it over your shoulders. Let this jacket also be special in terms of finish and lining... however you wear it: it will look timeless and classy.
Vogue V1668 sewing pattern was designed by Koos van den Akker for Vogue Patterns. It is a fitted jacket, lined and quilted; meaning: all the layers are attached to each other. The jacket is lined with an edge and closes with buttons or hooks.
As you already understand: the same sewing technique was used by Coco Chanel herself to quilt the Tweed and Bouclé jackets. This sewing pattern is based on the same principle and is therefore a nice exercise in case you want to sew a Chanel-Style jacket from Bouclé fabric later.
The description is in the Dutch language but the pictures will probably be more than enough to understand the entire sewing process.
Vogue V1668 is an occasion jacket sewing pattern that stands out in terms of finish and style. It is made of lace fabric on the outside. This is quite unique. Depending on the interlining, you can let the lace fabric pop in terms of colors or keep it very modest. You can also make the lining fabric stand out by using the same fabric for the edges and neckline trim.
Chanel-style jackets from Tweeds and Bouclé fabrics are also sewn in this way. The jacket is very beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside and you can just as well wear it inside out if you skip the buttons and the button holes.
As Coco Chanel always said: the inside should be as beautiful as the outside of the jacket. That's couture and class!
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