Without Further Ado……

Here is the Sandra Betzina Vogue pattern, faux leather and Sherpa jacket.

SandraBetzinaFauxleather-sherpa jacket122011

After coming home from work yesterday evening and changing into comfy clothes I decided it was time to reveal the completed jacket. 

The final steps were tweaking the princess seams. I then trimmed each of the exposed Sherpa seams to between 3/8 to 1/4 inches and then stitched down the center of each seam to help keep them open.  This was suggested in the pattern instructions.  I probably could have used a different method to construct these seams; yet this method assured a better fit.

I did not insert pockets, there is just too much going on with this fabric and I would not really use the pockets.

I turned up 1 1/4 inch hem at the bottom and after stitching that I trimmed the hem by about 3/4 inch all around to eliminate some of the bulk.  This faux leather is thick.

Here is a view of the back:  SandraBetzinaFauxleather-sherpa jacket12201backview2

Here is how the jacket looks when partially unzipped:

SandraBetzinaFauxleather-sherpa jacket12201partial unzipped

You can also see the zipper in the sleeve in the shot above also.  Having made a KS jean jacket with zipper in the sleeve, I prefer their method than this one as you have a placket behind the zipper; this one is stitched into the sleeve seam.

I will write a more formal review for PR soon.  I do recommend this pattern and will definitely consider making another non-faux anything for the next one.

Comments

  1. That jacket was labor intensive, but it paid off. You did a great job of sewing a difficult fabric. Looks very chic!

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  2. Your jacket is fabulous, wonderful job.

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  3. Wow,i love it!I havnt tried the newer fake leathers and suedes but i think im going to have to now :)Thanks so much for the inspiration !

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  4. Definitely a work of love and you rose to the challenge. Your jack looks wonderful and I know you will enjoy wearing it for many seasons to come.

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  5. Linda all your hard work paid off. Your jacket realy gorgeous. I love the princess seams in the back.

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  6. This is a fabulous jacket, Linda! Enjoy wearing it--and drink in the compliments that come your way!

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  7. It looks fantastic, Linda. You really picked a nice faux fur/leather to make this jacket. Having sewn faux furs and leathers myself, I empathized with the challenges your faced, but IMHO the completed jacket was totally worth it.

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  8. Have you shared this on SewMuchTalent yet? That looks so expensive and it fits so well. Love the sleeve zippers too!
    You look so cozy!

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  9. Awesome final results, worth all the work and headaches!

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  10. The collar does look great zipped down. Fantastic fit and a great jacket.

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  11. Wow Linda! What a great jacket. Hopefully the weather here get colder so you can show it off!

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  12. Linda, the jacket is fantastic! You should be very proud of yourself. All of the work paid off and shows in yours beautifully sewn jacket.

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  13. You go Girl because that jacket is smokin' hot!

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  14. I think your jacket turned out lovely. I commend you for sticking with it all the way. Nice job!

    Lynn

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  15. Your jacket is fabulous i really like your brilliant work...
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