The pattern is Vogue V1098, an Anne Klein style. Described as 'lined jacket has front and back yokes, two piece raglan sleeves with shaped lower sleeves, lower buttonhole opening along yoke seam and topstitching'.
I made this a few weeks ago but found I didn't have anything to wear it with. Gabrielle from Up Sew Late and I had a bit of an unofficial sew along. I love her blue version. From the pattern envelope the recommended fabrics are silk tweed, linen and denim but it seems perfect in a wool. It needs something with a bit of weight and not much drape
Anyone who also partook of the huge and wonderful selection of Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren fabrics on Fabric.com a couple of years ago may recognise the jacket and dress materials. The jacket is a RL eggplant wool melton and the dress is a charcoal Vera Wang poly jersey.
- I left off the collar. Should have taken a photo of it before and after, but it makes quite a difference. Without the collar it looked sort of sculptural. With collar it looked like a vintage jacket...worn by Miss Marple. It may just be me but even on the model the collar looks smallish.
- To take account of the lack of collar I made a facing and attached that to the lining.
- The pattern has a buttonhole by way of a gap in the bottom of the yoke seam. For the rest this jacket screams for bound buttonholes. Knowing that my interest would have evaporated before the first buttonhole was finished mine has none of those lovely features - it has covered snaps.
Likes: The interesting sleeves. The lovely design lines. It has nice back and front yoke seaming. And it's very easy to make.
Dislikes: Actually, not a dislike, more a caveat. Given the shape and the fact that the sleeves are 3/4 length, it isn't the most versatile jacket. It needs something simple and long sleeved underneath.
I ended up making a version of the Vogue 1179 dress to go under it. This is another one of those perfect DKNY patterns.