|Vogue 7963 - Me & the Pattern|
Semi-fitted, lined top, below waist has princess seams, collar, double breasted snap closing and elbow or full length sleeves. A-line or slightly flared skirt, mid-knee or full length has waistband and back zipper.
|Earlier in the evening|
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The jacket! The parts of the jacket went together easily (this is only my 2nd jacket) - especially, since this one has a lining.
5 yards of Polyester Crepe backed Satin ($3.99 per yard), about 3 1/2 yards of Polyester Lining ($1.50 per yard), 2 yards of 1/2 inch horsehair braid ($0.50 per yard), about 1/2 yard of No Roll Elastic and 2 black & gold shoe bows pinned to the jacket.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Jacket: Since, I haven't mastered making a Full Bust Adjustment - I just made the biggest size jacket that would fit across my chest. Initially, I pinned the jacket tighter (and, it worked for the first part of the evening), but after a few hours - it became more noticeable.
|Later in the evening - jacket isn't staying on my shoulders|
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes. I would definitely sew it again! This was the most slippery fabric that I have used to date - so, the fabric was a little nerve racking. But, if I can figure out the fitting issues with the jacket - I would like to make the shorter sleeved jacket and short skirt to wear to church.
I needed an outfit to wear to the Pastor's Anniversary Banquet. The lines of the combo make it a classic piece that will still be fashionable for years to come.