Friday, November 29, 2013

An Offbeat Jacket

My mom sent me a box of fabrics with a pattern that she had planned on making. Since she lost interest in making the jacket, she thought that I might be interested in making the jacket for myself.  Instead, I decided to make it for her as a surprise gift for Christmas.

The pattern is Vogue 8863 by Katherine Tilton. I do NOT recommend this pattern since the directions to the pattern are poorly written and difficult to understand in a couple of steps.

I made one change to the zipper since I don't like the composition of the design for the zipper. Even with this change, I'm not thrilled with the overall effect.

I installed the zipper on the inside of the right jacket flap by machine-stitching close to the zipper teeth and then sewing the other edge of that zipper strip down by hand.

I do love the choice of fabrics that my mom picked for this funky jacket. 


  1. I really want to make this jacket!!! I love your version but I am really a beginner sewer even though I've made lots of things. I'm a good instruction follower so if the instructions are bad I am often lost. :(

  2. I read your blog and saw the Butterick red jacket that you posted on your to do list. Cute jacket, I would make that jacket.