Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vogue 1143 I love Guy Laroche!

I made this last year, it was pure pleasure to sew and wonderful to wear.  Took a business trip to San Francisco and decided to bring it out.  I made the jacket and pants, they both fit very well and have a very couture feel about them.  I used a wool with lycra, it's a bit more than medium weight and drapes beautifully.  The jacket body is fully interfaced with fusible tricot and here's the good part - it took a round trip to SFO, was worn for an entire day and night, then I put it on the mannequin to photograph.  Not bad, eh?

   I sent the buckle out to be covered and unfortunately it came apart at the cleaners.  I "jimmyed" it together and will have to send it back to be redone.  If it looks a bit funky; that's the reason.

   The pattern describes it as a semi-fitted, lined jacket, partially interfaced with princess seams, flounce, raglan sleeves with gusset and full length lower sleeves, belt and snap closures.  Semi-fitted pants with mock fly closures, pockets, waist facing and slightly flared legs.









I looked all over the internet and didn't find any reviews on the jacket, I wonder why?  This is one of my favorite outfits, I feel very elegant when I have it on.  It's still in print...

8 comments:

  1. Very nice jacket! Thank You for the post. I have this pattern myself already quite a long time and also looked in internet for reviews: nothing. Yours is a good encouragement. What about pants, any photo?

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  2. Hi Ruta, thanks for the comment. I don't have a photo of the pants, they look like the pattern except I omitted the pockets for a smoother line.

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  3. Congratulations for the Guy Laroche jacket,it is fantastic and not an easy project. This is probably why no one has reviewed it. Jaquie http://homemadecouture.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-post-number-one.html and Sharon http://sharonsews.blogspot.com/search?q=Larochehave started it but they don't say that they completed it.

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  4. Bonjour Marie-Noelle, I don't remember this pattern being difficult to make, the only unusual part was the sleeves, which have a gusset and an extension, other than that, it was pretty straightforward. The directions clearly guide you through all the tricky parts, no "hair-pulling" here.

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  5. Thanks for the post. I love how that outfit looks! I may have to pick up this patter.

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  6. Thanks Jeanette! I think you will like it. I've worn it with a pencil skirt and it's equally nice.

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