Marc Jacobs never looked so lovely!
I love love love this reversible fabric by Marc Jacobs.. I knew I was obtaining a great piece of fabric when three women flagged me down in Mood Fabrics to find out where I got it and had suggestions on sewing it. I really had no intention on purchasing coat fabric when I went too Mood Fabrics in August.. right who sews for fall/winter in August when the temperature still says 88? And sure enough it did not happen and I created this beauty in October when the temperature dipped! On the dominate side is this beautiful grape stripe and on the reverse side is the hot pink and the grape peeking through with small dots! Matches great with the silk top I just created also found here.
Alterations, I made the hip wider by one inch on each pattern side because I did want the coat to close or look closed. I added the huge button, there is a snap on the other side. I added three smaller matching buttons to each sleeve and omitted the huge hook and eye for the drape.
More details on the pattern creation below:
Project Review Detailed
Pattern Description: Vogue Donna Karen Collection – loose-fitting unlined coat with drape and two-piece sleeves
Pattern Used: Vogue 1129
Pattern Sizing: 14 – altered
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes, just like the pattern but with alterations
Were the instructions easy to follow? Somewhat, it became a bit confusing when it came to attaching the drape.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was not too happy with how the drape instructions were described
Fabric Used: Marc Jacob two sided 100% Wool from Mood Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Of course, had to alter the hip area
Would you sew it again? No I only need one coat like this!