Wednesday, March 17, 2010

V7975... in cotton sateen? Possible?

I think I am the only sewer who has not made a Chanel-style jacket with Vogue 7975.  It has 26 reviews on Pattern Review!



For some reason I have been obsessing about making it in a thick, navy cotton sateen for summer (of which I have 4.5 yards).  I would wear it with my camel-colored RTW wide leg pants, a yellow skirt and khaki skirt (that are in my "to be sewn" queue - just twinkles in my eye at this point).  I might even make a matching pencil skirt with the fabric for a summer suit... so many options!  So wearable!

But cotton is soooo less forgiving than wool.  Would I drive myself insane trying to do a princess seam with a thick cotton?  I just can't get this vision out of my head!  I'm all about making this jacket in wool for fall/winter, but right now I'm dreaming of a cotton version...

22 comments:

K.Line said...

That's a great pattern. I think you should give it a go in cotton! (Of course, I'm insane :-))

patsijean said...

I think this would look cute in a Sateen. I would line it using Shannon Gifford's Stitch N' Flip method (classes on Pattern Review) with perhaps a bias binding around the edges.

AllisonC said...

The princess seam looks pretty straight to me so I don't think it would be too difficult in cotton - go for it!

Uta said...

I would make it in a sateen - why not? A sateen dress e.g. (that you wouldn't make in wool) doesn't have all straight seams either! Oh, and I'm another sewer who hasn't made that pattern! (I have started a Chanel style jacket and will make another one soon, but they're both BWOF patterns).

Rūta said...

You are deffinitelly not the only one - I haven't made anything like it too. Well, i haven't made a lot of things..
But I agree that this model is one of the "must-do".
I'm not sure if it will look good in cotton fabric, It may look too sharp. But you should give a try!

KID, MD said...

I can totally see it! Unlined with Hong King finished seams in some fabulous print. It would be awesome!! 'Course, you'd have to add facings.

gwensews said...

One way to find out--make a sample seam!

Gorgeous Things said...

Go for it. This is a shoulder princess seam, so the curvature is much less than an armhole PS. I suggest hand basting the princess bust seams before sewing them so you get better control over the ease. I think it will look smashing in a cotton sateen.

Eugenia said...

I think that jacket will be wonderful in a navy cotton sateen - very chic!

amber said...

I think that would be gorgeous in a navy sateen! What a great transition piece, too. I'll defer to the other ladies regarding the pattern. :)

Sindy in Tulsa said...

Sounds intriguing! I´ve sewn princess seams before using medium thick corduroy - it worked just fine. It might be a bit more stiff than the wool. But I think thats fine for a jacket. Hong Kong finished seams are what I would use too. Go for it! :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I think a shoulder princess won't be bad in cotton (armscye princess would be trickier to ease). The sleeves might give you fits if there's too much ease in the sleevecap, but I'm sure you can take care of that! I have a cotton blazer that I really like for summer.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I have this pattern sitting in my stash, I have the wool and linen Chanel fabric waiting for it, but no inclination to use the fabric until Autumn approaches.... Make it up in a summer version? Mmmm, now you're talking and before I cut into the Chanel fabric? Brilliant. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Why was my mind so fixed?!

Faye Lewis said...

I don't know about the sateen, but I do know that when you decide on a fabric you are going to love that pattern.

Angelia said...

I've not made this pattern but I have made a similar pattern in cotton with no problems but it was lined. I'm working on a similar jacket this week in a light weight tweed, lined in cotton.. no problems with it either... I think you should go for it!

Leslie V said...

I think you are not alone, I am the next only sewer who hasn't made a chanel jacket, let alone Vogue 7975. But to answer your question, Pgh only has Jo Ann Fabrics now. We used to have Hancock Fabrics, but they left 2 or 3 years ago. I shop online at Fabric.com also and hope to venture to NYC one day.

Little Sewing Alcove said...

oh yeah, sateen would be great to work with in that pattern....even the princess seam. But the pattern looks like it's a seam from the shoulder down....

piccola samurai said...

I love this project! You're so brave!!! You're inspiring me in making more things!

Lily said...

Hehe well I'VE never made one of those, so you're not the only one. You can never have too many jackets... you should make a wool one AND a cotton one! But make the cotton one second so you can practice on the wool that is more forgiving.

lorrwill said...

I followed you from Peter's blog.
I have this pattern.
I have navy sateen on the brain (a medium weight).
The sewing muses must be at work.

How thick is thick? The suggested fabrics include gabardine and medium linen so are we talking a weight that is similar?
In which case I say:

Sew, girl! Sew!

joanaddicted said...

Definitely cotton! it will be very interesting actually... go for it!!
nice blog!!

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