Sunday, July 18, 2021

Versatile Vogue 1817--New Marcy Tilton Pattern

Marcy Tilton's new jacket/vest pattern is super versatile.  I've made it in a techno fabric and a French terry, both are super comfortable and the perfect all-year weight for my climate.


This is another quintessential Marcy pattern; somewhat of a puzzle, challenging but so gratifying to make.  This version is the techno fabric that has a bit of metal thread woven in so it retains its crinkles in a good way.  

I finished it with a twill tape and snaps and changed the collar.



I tend to wear it closed more often.  It has just the right amount of asymmetry for me.



There are many interesting details in this pattern.  Both front and back bottom pieces are single cut,  all four different.  A lapped flange separates the upper bodice from the lower pieces. 


Twill tape/snap detail.



This one is out of her Icelandic Black Tweed French Terry.  It looks a bit narrow at the bottom in this photo but it's fuller when worn.



The French terry fabric called for a hoodie.  It wasn't hard to make the change.  I took the pattern pieces from a Katherine Tilton OOP pattern, adjusted the circumferences, and it went in without a hitch.

This is a very stylish and wearable pattern that can be adapted to lots of different fabrics and occasions. Heck, I could even see this as a shirt.  I urge you to give it a try, especially if you need a bit of a sewing challenge.

 

18 comments:

  1. Such great looking jackets. Very wearable but with pizazz. Love how you interpret Marcy's patterns choosing fabrics that add to the style. Seeing your version with a hood got me thinking about it slightly longer as a rain jacket! Having seen both this and your review of the shirt 1784 think I would be more tempted by this one adapted for a shirt than 1784 - interested to know how you think they compare. Not that I need to make a decision any time soon as 1784 hasn't yet made an appearance in the Vogue Pattern books here in New Zealand. Still a girl can dream.

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    1. Good question. V1784 is quite a bit wider, more boxy than V1817. I think that's the main difference. And I'd say V1817 might be a tad easier to sew. But hey, go for it, make BOTH!

      I really like the idea of this one as a rain jacket. Not sure how V1784 would do for that but it's worth a try. Maybe sew it as a shirt first and see?

      Thanks for checking in and the great question!!

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  2. Oh yes, I love them both and have ordered the pattern. Thank you for highlighting this jacket - I do love Marcy's designs.

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    1. Thanks so much for checking in and commenting. Have fun making this!

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  3. Vancouver BarbaraJuly 19, 2021 at 2:09 PM

    I love the silhouette and the crispness of version one and the coziness and snuggliness of the French Terry. As usual, you inspire me.

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    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! Lovely to hear from you.

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  4. This would be so great as a top...I see a very crisp white shirt. Then maybe a grey chambray. Or maybe a thin and wide wale corduroy playing with placement and nap. I am always so happy when I see a new post from you. I wait until I have time to really read because you always make me think, give me ideas that can translate to my own sewing.

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    1. Now you've got me thinking! I just threw out the idea of a shirt without much thought but now...gonna have to do it! And I love the idea of white!
      Thank you so much for your very kind words. I love doing the blog and hope it will be helpful to those who read it.

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  5. So interesting how the two fabrics support the same style - each unique and chic!

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    1. That's one of the things I love about sewing my own clothes...choosing fabrics that might not be the obvious choice. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But mostly, when I work with fleece or French terry its at least wearable!

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  6. Thank you so much for the link to Marcy tilton patterns. And your inspirational vests. I love your sense of style. Over here in Australia we are a long way behind your patterns, in availability in the stores. But I just discovered by following your links I can order them directly from u.s. and they are soon much cheaper. Thank you thank you. I've ordered a bundle of m.t. patterns....hopefully they will arrive within the year!!

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    1. Oh gosh, that's so wonderful to hear! You will love her patterns. If you have any question about them just ask!

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  7. Hi Gayle, I really enjoy and am inspired your blog. In fact, I am trying to lay out the pcs of 1817 right now to see how much fabric I need. I am only 5'3 and don't know how long this is or where to shorten since it is a complicated puzzle! Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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    1. Boy, Luisa, I’m not sure what to tell you. I’m about 5’6” and the rounded part of the hem is about mi-thigh on me. As far as where to shorten I would say it’s going to have to be in the upper sections, before the flang part that separates the top and bottoms. Hope that helps!

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  8. Thanks for that Gayle. Working on the shortening now.
    Did you use two right fronts for your techno jacket? It looks very symmetrical, front and back, which is a nice version.
    Also, I am wondering if collar from jacket B can be used on vest A with no special modifications. You mention changing your collar. How so?

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  9. You have a keen eye, Luisa! And jogged my memory that the techno version was made three or so years ago from V9230. The patterns are very similar...but different! I would try that one, too, I love it.
    I cannot answer if the collars are interchangeable but I'd guess yes. Are the vest fronts and the jacket fronts the same at the neckline? I can't remember. If they are then yes, they are interchangeable. Good luck with this, I know you will enjoy wearing it!

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  10. It was such a pleasure to meet you at Diane Ericson's workshop. I can only find Scuba fabric on Etsy - would you mind sharing where you got the fabric with the thread? I don't want to use a solid fabric. Was it hard to sew on? like Pleather or did you need a special needle or thread. Looking forward to seeing what else you do! You have motivated me!

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    1. Hi Karen,
      I'd love to see that coat you were working on some time! Yes, it was a great retreat, wasn't it? The fabric I used on this garment is not scuba, it was another techno type of fabric with metal running through it. I wouldn't recommend trying to find it, it's prickly! But a taffeta, the kind that Marcy sells, would work. And I'm not sure which fabric with the thread you are talking about, sorry! Tell me more!

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