Vogue V7975 appears to be a very old-fashioned pattern because of the front-drawing of the sewing pattern. Nevertheless, we would like to point out this fine pattern that is very suitable for making a Chanel-Style jacket. And there is a big surprise to report: the pattern has a perfect fit!
The vogue pattern is a pattern for a lined jacket in two different length variations. The fronts can also be made in two different ways: closing or hanging open. The pattern is available in two different sizes. Make sure you order the right one!
The pattern indicates that the seamstress may be 'beginner' in terms of level. In other words: EASY. However, we believe that this is not correct. The pattern is simple, but because of the Bouclé fabrics (make buttonholes in it is a real challenge!) It always requires more skill and knowledge from the seamstress. Moreover, 'Mock welt pockets' are really very difficult and difficult to make! This is a sewing technique that belongs to the advanced seamstress.
The fabrics that are recommended are: wool and wool blends, bouclé, tweeds, garbadine and lightweight linen. We have made the jacket in several variations. As above with Boucle fabric which is very loose thread. This was a huge job and we have described it in this blog. We also have advice for you to work with Bouclé fabrics. Check this page.
We also made the jacket in Bouclé fabric which is woven more solid. This went perfectly and we were happy with the result.
Finally, we made the jacket in a tweed fabric with a silk lining. We sewed this jacket according to the techniques of Claire Schaeffer described in her book: The Couture Cardigan Jacket. This is a sewing technique for advanced seamstress: you first sew the lining to the pattern parts and then assemble the jacket, largely by hand. Vogue V7975 does just fine for this advanced purpose.
Vogue V7975 is an ideal sewing pattern to make the Chanel-Style jacket. The fit is very good and not only dresses off but also makes it longer and elegant. The sewing pattern offers many options in terms of variations and you can 'quilt' the lining yourself as the couture sewing techniques of Coco Chanel once were and are explained in the book by Claire Schaeffer.
Forget the old fashioned frontpage of this sewingpattern and turn it into a beautiful modern or timeless classic Chanel-Style jacket!