Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Jacket Vogue 9096

My "simple summer jacket" sewing theme is coming to an end with this jacket as a successful conclusion.
Vogue 9096
Asymmetrical overlay and shawl collar add nice visual interest
I had good luck sewing Vogue 9096 up in a medium blue/beige herringbone suiting from Vogue Fabrics in Evanston. The bolt said "various fibers" but the fabric machine laundered beautifully, is 60 inches wide, and is very reasonably priced. The jacket and overlay are lined edge-to-edge and the sewing is quite simple.

The jacket has one overlay on the right front. Another pattern view has five overlays on a longer jacket which I would like to try also.
The back is simple and the length is 3-4 inches below the waist. While the pattern does not show a shawl collar, my fabric draped softly and wanted to roll at the neckline so I let it. The jacket has no interfacing which is fine for summer.
fabric detail
There are few day outfits that this jacket doesn't work with. I envision wearing the jacket through October with pants, shorts, and a navy knit maxi dress. 

This week I am sewing simple blouses that transition from summer to fall. One has fabric strips woven across the front insets and is a nice balance between wear ability and fine sewing details. This is the muslin:
Garment is being sewn in red cotton oxford shirting

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  1. I really like the jacket with the asymmetrical overlay. Simple and yet so lovely.

    1. Thanks, Rhonda. I hope you are having a great summer. I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Hi there Ann,
    Another beautiful creation from you; love the colour by the way. I wonder, will you be making a coat for the winter?

    I am trying to find a way of changing my subscription e mail to continue receiving up dates via blogger, but I am struggling to work it out! Will get there eventually.

    1. I have a wonderful navy wool coating and an interesting faux fur for a vest so let's hope so! I am still working on updating the blog template so maybe future changes will make it easier for you to follow the blog. Thanks for reading, have a great day!