My first Marcy Tilton – Vogue 8982

Marcy Tilton patterns are unique. I’ve shied away from them because they’re not really fitted. I like fitted clothes. The challenge here was to give add some shape with this pattern Vogue 8982.

I just love the piecing on this jacket. Remember that faux leather jacket with its piecing?
McCalls 6292

I still want to make this in real leather…one day. But Spring is here so the prospect of my making a leather jacket this year is diminishing. That doesn’t mean it’s not on the cards next year.

ChesneyCat and SarahLiz have made Vogue 8982 as have a few PR sewists. The buttons variations are a key feature that made me wonder what buttons I’d use with this jacket.

On this test version, I’ve used hooks because the fabric is so detailed. I was given 10m of this fabric from a colleague years ago so I use it for toiles in the hope of making it wearable. So if it doesn’t work, I’m ok with that.

On my knit version, I’ve used buttons. Three buttons. These buttons were made by the lovely Lynnelle from yousewgirl. I’ve sewn on these buttons and used hooks and eyes as the closure until I was happy with the button placement. So I wore this jacket to work so I gave myself a whole day to figure it out. 

These knits are from Pitt Trading. They’re so soft; wash well; easy to sew; don’t unravel.
This version have the shoulder seams totally moved forward. On the previous version, the shoulder seams rolled forward at the shoulder point only. This version sits much better on me.

This little jacket was sewn up in 2 hours. The time to sort out the button placement took a whole day. 

I still love to wear a great fitting jacket and I’ll use this knit version as a cardi-jacket TNT.
You could go ballistic and use different fabrics and trims all over this jacket if that’s your style. I’ll certainly do an FBA on the next version:)