|Another version of 8559|
|In poly tulle. The jacket is single layer tulle, the tank is 2 layers. All edges are raw. The band is a double layer of tulle stitched along the edge...it adds weight and stability, and the bottom edge is longer than the hem.|
|Santa Cruz Jacket & Vest
by Diane Ericson
One of the all time great patterns
These are garments I wear again and again.
A BIG wardrobing plus:
both vests can layer beneath the jacket.
|See other versions of the Santa Cruz on Diane's website|
|Vest made in black silk vintage kimono fabric: the narrow width worked perfectly with the pattern pieces. The front band is black silk organza, stitched in tucks before cutting out the pattern pieces.|
|Washed Brocade---this fabric started out stiff and became soft when washed in the machine and tossed in the drier. The front bands are a knit, fused to interfacing to stabilize. |
|Note that the front bands are different, yet related, in the jacket and vest, and work well together when the vest is layered under the jacket. |
Putting the Pieces Together
|Vogue 7907 jacket in washed silk taffeta with silk organza bands (uses dye discharge embellishment). T-shirt V8497 in rayon-lycra knit silk screened. Pant V8397 pant (cropped 5" at hem. Handbag: VV8173, |
|Jacket, V8088 in sheer polyester. Pant V8397 in silk jacquard.|
|Jacket V8430 in felted wool jersey, Top, V8497 in cotton-lycra knit, pant, V8397 in silk jacquard.|
Sandra Betzina Jacket
I LOVE this jacket, made in a polyester-lycra microfiber knit, it reminds me of the styling that made Donna Karan so successful. Simple to sew (I left all the outer edges raw) with interesting/flattering lines. In this foolproof fabric with smooth texture and fluid drape, it slips over a simple t-shirt or shell and makes a subtle statement.
Bottom line: I feel good when I wear this jacket!
|Shown with pant: V 8397, in cotton-lycra stretch woven cut on the crossgrain and using selvedge edge at turned up hem.
|Elastic nips in fullness and defines the waist---also adds a bit of weight so it hangs well.|
|Vogue 8454 as a vest|
An interesting vest in a neutral color and smooth fabric is one of my wardrobe staples. I've got a series of black and brown vests in my wardrobe that I wear over and over. This is my version for early fall 2008. It is unlined, and I added hidden inside pockets on both sides of the front. The texture of the fabric hides the stitching.
The darted & shaped silhouette of this pattern makes a perfect little body skimming vest. The line is flattering, the smooth but crinkled silk makes a perfect layering piece---it will easily slip under a jacket or coat when the weather gets colder. I altered the pattern by shortening the armhole 1/2". The front band is pieced by lapping and then twisted as it is sewn.
|Marcy's new Jacket Pattern Vogue 8358
When I develop a pattern, I give it a studio name. This was dubbed the Euro-Member's-Only jacket. It looked great on all figures. If you are tall, make the longer version. Multiple side seam darting adds sculptural shaping to the body and sleeves, and you'll love the clever (and simple to sew), built in pocket. The front is lined to the edge for a clean easy finish. I've made versions in linen, cashmere, padded silk and stretch cotton. This is the perfect toss-on jacket to dress down with jeans or dress up with tailored pants.
|Linen version uses 'cardiac' stitch topstitching and features velcro closures.|
|Black cashmere (front lining is striped dupioni) with hand sewn super-sized snap closures.|
|Threads version, done in cotton stretch poplin, for a silk screening article in the October/November 2008 issue.|