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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Vogue 2873

First a funny story, on New Year’s Day, I read Erica's post on her fabulous pea coat.  I thought, “wow, I love this coat, I need to find the OOP pattern.”  So I googled that pattern number and saw the picture and said to myself, “I have that pattern, in fact, I have it cut out on my sewing table!”  You see I am an accountant, I am good with numbers, just not pattern numbers.  I see the picture on the envelope and not the number each and every time.
So for those of you, like me and need a visual, here is the picture of this OOP Vogue pattern:


Pattern Description: The pattern includes both a pant and jacket pattern. The jacket is double breasted, with 2 piece sleeves and cuffs. Front flaps and a back belt complete the jacket.
Pattern Sizing: The size range for this jacket is 8 to 24. I made a 12.
Likes/dislikes:  I love the style, the collar, the 2-piece sleeve, the cuff the back belt and on and on.  There were no dislikes, well, except for the fact it took me forever to make it.
Changes: I added 1” to the body and 1” to the sleeves.  I could have eliminated the sleeve length but it is fine.  I would rather have my sleeves a bit too long than too short.
I also used Fashion Sewing Supply interfacing to underline the entire jacket and to interface the required pieces. I followed some of the tailoring suggestions found online to make my jacket better.
Fabric:  A wool purchased from Fabric Mart with a project in mind but I did not get to that project.  This wool blend was laundered by mistake after purchasing this fabric.  It didn’t hurt it much, just made it beefier and a bit spongy.  Erica’s review was perfect timing, I desperately needed buttons for my jacket and she had purchased her button’s from Mood Fabrics.  I ordered these buttons for my coat and they were the perfect ones for my coat.  What do you think?
button

Conclusion:  I really love my coat, it might be bit big but I am wearing it with a very lightweight blouse, so with a sweater it might be just right.  I do like the longer sleeves and the color is wonderful for mid-winter.
I would love to make another one in a classic darker color, maybe next year!

I got out to take pictures just before dark and a bit before the freezing rain came.

Vogue 2873 -1
a different view:
Vogue 2873-2
and the back
back Vogue 2873
After looking at these pictures, I have moved the button so the pucker/pull of the middle button is gone.
If you are looking for a classic style, give this pattern a try.

38 comments:

  1. I loved Erica's version, and I love yours, too! What a great pattern.

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  2. I love your pea coat! What a fabulous pattern, and the color of yours is wonderful.

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  3. Lovely jacket/coat! I like the colour. I had a pink, winter coat a few years ago that I wore to death. It's always nice to wear colour when it's so cold and drab.

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  4. Your jacket is soooo kewl especially since you used this awesome pink fabric for it! Love it!

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  5. that's lovely! such a great colour

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  6. This is lovely! I don't think it looks big at all. You need room for a cozy sweater underneath, of course!

    How did you handle the bulk of the coat when sewing through seam junctions? This is a real problem for me.

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  7. It's beautiful. And I love the sweet and bold colour!

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  8. its beautiful and I love the color, you hardly see pastels in outerwear.

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  9. Oh that is very pretty! I like your colour better ... I am a real fan of bright, happy colours for winter (although it's hard to think winter when it is stinking hot here!)

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  10. It looks so cozy and warm and in such an uplifting color. I like darker coats and jackets for the slush amd mess of winter but this one sings of hope in the darkness when days are dreary but you are not!

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  11. Beautiful jacket. As always, you've made a professional looking garment. I like that pink--such a nice color in dreary winter to brighten things up a bit.

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  12. Beautiful jacket.....love the color. This is a cute pattern, too bad it's OOP already. That's okay tho, I'm taking a pledge of trying to sew up patterns in my stash first before buying new ones. Lucky you that you had it already!

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  13. GREAT coat--love the color!

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  14. Wonderful coat and the color is perfect for Winter! May you wear it in good health. g

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  15. Great jacket Lori. I love the contrast of the soft pink with the hard military style of the pattern. Fabulous!

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  16. Oh Lori, I've wanted that jacket for so very long. One day when shopping with my friend Lisa I wanted that pattern and couldn't get it because it wasn't on sale. A few days later she surprised me by sending it to me in the mail. Love the pink. Hopefully I will get it made up one day. Yours is beautiful!

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  17. Great color! Love the pea coat. That is so funny that you had it already cut out.

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  18. Looks great love the color!

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  19. Its so pretty! Well done, Lori ...now I want to make a pea coat!!!!

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  20. This is so cute! What a flattering jacket! Love it!

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  21. Gorgeous colour. Beautiful version of a great jacket.

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  22. What do I think? I think it's lovely that's what I think. The color is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it.

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  23. Beautiful jacket! I like the pastel softness...clever match of fabric and pattern!

    Lynda

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  24. I have wanted a pink coat for a year! I went looking for the perfect fabric last year and ended up with lavender as a compromise. I love yours!

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  25. Love your gorgeous jacket! Great color choice. I think you and Erica need a picture together in your coats.

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  26. Love the pink fabric for this jacket. Nice buttons!

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  27. So pretty! You look wonderful in pink. Wish I had bought that pattern now.

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  28. Phenomenal job, Lori! Between you and Erica, everyone is going to want to whip up a jacket just like this.

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  29. Such a beautiful pink, and great tailored look. It's always fun to see a classic style in an unexpected color.

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  30. You look beautiful! Pink is such a fresh choice. I love it.

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  31. Hi - new to your blog - just wanted to say - I LOVE your coat! It's beautiful!

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  32. Hi- New follower, wanted to give you praise on the coat, looks fab! :)

    http://becstitches.blogspot.com.au/

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  33. The coat looks great! I especially like the choice of color. Pink is just right for this time of year!

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  34. I made this a number of years ago just when I started sewing clothing seriously. It was a great pattern to start with. Thankfully, it allowed extra room for my broad back (before I knew anything about fitting). I made mine in a pumpkin coloured wool. I love your choice of Pink: so flattering and unexpected.

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  35. Lori,
    Your jacket looks exquisite in that color!

    I totally understand the ID'ing a pattern by it's photo rather than number, although I do know a few patterns by their numbers, such as the skirt pattern, Simplicity 2451.

    If you still read comments from posts this far back, I'm looking for this Vogue Michael Kors jacket pattern in the size you made and would be willing to buy it from you. If you can part with it, you can let me know either by commenting here or on my blog (which is currently dormant, but I do get e-mail notices of comments).

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    1. I cannot part with this pattern, I am so sorry. Have you tried ebay or etsy?

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  36. That's okay.
    Thanks for the suggestion to look on ebay and etsy; I've searched those sites, but no one has been selling this pattern in my size. If I don't find the Michael Kors pattern, I might try modifying a Burda peacoat pattern.

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