Thursday, November 8, 2012

OOTD: DIY Blanket Jacket + Pattern Review V8696

Hi darlings! Thank you so much for the comments on my post yesterday, I am happy if it helps even one person to feel encouraged so having reached so many is just an even bigger blessing! 

I have had this piece of fabric in my stash since my trip to San Fran earlier this year and I couldn't wait to make something with it. I knew that I wanted to make a blanket inspired jacket and since the plaid is a large scale plaid it was easy to match up. I choose to work with Vogue Pattern 8696 and reviewed it below and on PR.


Get The Look

DIY Blanket Jacket V8696 or  similar HERE and HERE / Wide Leg Jeans (old) similar HERE / Steve Madden Handbag HERE / Wrap Around Belt (old) similar HERE





Pattern Review V8696 View C



Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, tunic length jackets A, B, C have side seam pockets, wide collar forming drape, long sleeves and topstitching detail. C: unlined, unfinished outer edges, topstitched collar seams, wrong side of fabric will show. 

Pattern Sizing: I cut the small

Did it look like the photo/drawing once you were done sewing with it? Yes I think it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the blanket style jackets and this one is so easy to sew up out the envelope.

Fabric Used: Boucle Clearance Piece from Britex during my trip to San Fran

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Yes! I plan to make several of these for my "California Winter"

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, it is a quick project and easy to follow.


xoxo
Mimi G.

42 comments:

  1. MIMI!!!! You need to stop, 'cause you're killin' 'em. Girl!!! That blanket jacket is sssiiiccckkk!!! I have to make that!!! #inlove

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  2. this is soo beautiful.you are a star.xxx

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  3. YESSS! How did you finish the edges? Is that a rolled serger hem? It looks great on you!!

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  4. The blanket jacket is beautiful, I love the fabric and the colors!!



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  5. I wish I could move near you and intern for you :) you are fabulous

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  6. Look, I am running out of adjectives....
    so, I will just say....
    me....wanty.....love....yessssssssssssssss!!!!

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  7. Oh, looks great with that belt and bag

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  8. Mimi, I never woulda thought that pattern could look so rad (for a company under the Vogue umbrella you'd think they be better at styling!) just added to my to-do list. Thanks love!

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  9. Oh man...that blanket jacket is fabulous!! I have got to make something like that. I've got some good fabric in my stash for it too. You've styled it to perfection too (^_^)

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  10. Now I want a blanket jacket. I saw some nice blanket wool at Mood over the weekend I might need to go back for a second look. I love you jacket.

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  11. Wow that sweater is everything!!! Love the entire look as usual!

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  12. Like! I'm going to have to checkout this patern

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  13. Thanks for reviewing this pattern. I'll have to add it to my wishlist =)

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  14. Mimi just a fall back on yesterdays blog, I must say I am one you lady you have encouraged and that blanket jacket speechless

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  15. I am going to buy that pattern tomorrow after work! That is sharp, and would definitely work for Houston's winter weather.

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  16. You never cease to make my jaw drop! Love this blanket jacket, and the belt was a perfect addition.

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  17. Awesome jacket. I love how the stripes chevron in the front.

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  18. Loves it! Definitely making one for myself! I was wondering how that was going to turn out. And the belt was a perfect accessory!

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  19. That is FABULOUS.....so creative! U look great! Keep the ideas coming....

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  20. I only have one word to describe this coat "LURVS" -- Looks great, I couldn't picture what you meant when you first posted the fabric and told us you wanted a blanket coat, this is super fashionable I really do "lurvs" it!

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  21. Very chic! I love the look. This has the look of a great blanket wrap, but it looks like the fabric is no where near as bulky as a typical blanket wrap jacket. Plus I love the flattering flare at the back. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. First off you look beautiful. Everyday. I love this jacket. Do you think its a decent project for beginner's?

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    Check out the coating we have up. It would be great for this pattern.
    Regina

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    Check out this fabric we have. It would be great with this pattern.

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  26. Do you remember how much fabric this project took?

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.