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  1. I just commented on my journey with this jacket on the rtw fast site. I used a yummy peachy-winey wool. Make that top buttonhole perfectly! Tailor tacks everywhere. This is such a gorgeous piece, I say splurge on the peace silk-it will be killer. Can’t wait!

    January 10, 2014
    • Rebecca said:

      I’d love to see images of you’re jacket, the fabric sounds lovely. I may have to go ahead and splurge on the peace silk:) Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it!

      January 10, 2014
  2. Diane Carel said:

    I like the cerise because the style is so severe that the color will juice it up.

    January 10, 2014
    • Rebecca said:

      The color is beautiful, isn’t it! I’m going to order some swatches first before I decide.

      January 10, 2014
  3. I’ve always loved this pattern! I love the garnet silk! Gorgeous! I’m not an expert on fitting, but in the photos on you, it appears that there is a little too much fabric radiating out from the armpit. Maybe a length adjustment is needed? Or raise the arm hole a bit?

    January 11, 2014
    • Rebecca said:

      I love this pattern too, I’ve been wanting to make this for awhile! I do love that garnet color, I decided against it for this project but may use it for something else:) I think in the pictures you’re probably seeing the underarm gusset or it may just be the angle of the pics?

      January 12, 2014
  4. quirkkly said:

    Great project! Thanks for the fit information and muslin. To echo other’s here, I too have loved this pattern. As for fabric, it really depends on how and where you will wear. The cerise is gorgeous, but the other fabrics are beautiful too. I’ll look forward to seeing what you choose! I don’t think you can go wrong with any of your choices.

    January 12, 2014
    • Rebecca said:

      Thanks! The wear-ability was a big factor for me. I did decide on the more neutral fabric(corn maiden) with a copper silk lining I found on etsy since I wanted it to be more versatile and match the rest of my wardrobe. I’ll add an update soon! Thanks for checking out my project!

      January 13, 2014
  5. katydydd said:

    This is a very cute pattern! I agree that the fit looks just a bit off. Just from the pictures it looks like the waist might be sitting a little below your natural waist and like the fit just above the bust might be a tad tight. It doesn’t look tight when your arm is down but maybe you want a little ease to have range of motion? A little ease might also be good because the fully constructed jacket with lining will fit a little bit tighter than the muslin. Vogue (and most pattern companies) usually does add too much ease but some of that ease is there for movement and to compensate for lining. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

    January 14, 2014
    • Rebecca said:

      Thanks so much for the tips! I am working on adjusting the fit a bit more. I’m going to do some adjustments for sloping shoulders (I think maybe that is what’s causing the underarm wrinkles) and going to adjust the length since I’m short waisted. It’s really comfortable in the upper body but too tight in the waist so I’m planning on increasing that too. Just waiting on my fabric to arrive, really excited to start sewing!

      January 15, 2014
  6. […] I’m still working slowly on my Claire Schaeffer jacket, Vogue V8621.  I got my fabric in last week from Near Sea Naturals, Corn Maiden for the body and from Fabric Treasury on Etsy , a beautiful Copper Sienna Ahimsa Peace Silk for my lining (I was waiting on the silk from India) and finished my thread tracings for about half of the pattern so far.  You can see my earlier post on the jacket here. […]

    February 5, 2014
  7. Aileen Rykiel said:

    Have you seen Sarah Veblen’s
    book on fitting? It is excellent and has 650 photos explains fitting issues.

    February 5, 2014
    • Rebecca said:

      I haven’t seen that one, I’ll have to check it out! I used Nancy Zieman’s Pattern Fitting with Confidence for my jacket,which was really helpful, and the Craftsy class had great tips for fitting the jeans :)

      February 5, 2014
  8. […] my first main look, the jacket and jeans, before it gets too hot to wear them.  The jacket, V8621 Claire Schaeffer, was started last year around this time and quickly became a UFO.  Mainly because it’s […]

    January 13, 2015

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