Vintage 1950 Vogue Jacket

by ooobop

in 1950s,Vintage Sewing

Vogue 2934 jacket

It is jacket weather for sure in the UK and a damn fine excuse to put this pattern to work. It has been patient enough!

Such a simple one to make but beware, there is a lot of hand-sewing involved which makes it very time consuming.

I used an inexpensive wool blend for the outer fabric. It’s got a great texture to it which makes it very snuggly.

vogue 2934 jacket

For the lining I splashed out on 100% silk satin and I’m so jolly glad I did. It feels like heaven, every time I put it on.

v2934 jacket

I’m not sure I could get away with wearing anything else other than a pencil skirt with this jacket for fear of looking like a Weeble but it is nonetheless very flattering for such a cropped cape-like shape.

The dolman sleeves and big substantial cuffs did it for me. But I do love those ‘frogs’ too!

v2934 jacket

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Sharon Pickles September 30, 2013 at 1:30 am

I have this pattern and have never used it – I love the classic way you’ve made it with the pencil skirt. Looks great :)

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Thanks Sharon. I need some more pencil skirts now!

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bettym September 30, 2013 at 2:36 am

Woo someone else who has made this!
I’m still on the final bit of hand sewing. I did mine in grey with bright purple lining. Sort of a little envious of your version ;-)
And congratulations on completing all the hand sewing for this one, it’s getting a little tiresome but I’ll get there lol

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Thanks Bettym. Yes the hand sewing seems to go on forever but it will be worth it. I love the sound of your colours too :-)

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Melody Mae September 30, 2013 at 4:40 am

Oh god. I’m dying.

It’s gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

lol. Thanks so much Melody Mae! :-)

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ywea September 30, 2013 at 8:34 am

I love the photos!

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Thank you. We had fun with these :-)

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Sarah September 30, 2013 at 10:32 am

I am in love with this jacket. Well done!

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Thanks Sarah :-)

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charlotte hintzen September 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

WHAT a great jacket and this look in general is totally smokin’!

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Thank you Charlotte :-)

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Evie September 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm

So pretty! I have my grandmother’s copy of the original pattern, but I’ve not made it yet.

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Thanks Evie. It really is a breeze. I hope that you get to make yours one day :-)

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brocadegoddess September 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

GAH!! So fabulous!!!

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ooobop! September 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

lol. Thanks everso :-)

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Camelia Crinoline September 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm

It’s gorgeous. I love the bright red lining and the frog closures.

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ooobop! October 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Thank you Camelia :-)

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Lauriana October 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

What a wonderful jacket! Elegant and flattering.

I love the look of it paired with a pencil skirt and I agree a full skirt wouldn’t quite work but I think some trouser shapes would, in a ‘retro meets modern’ kind of way.

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ooobop! October 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Thank you Lauriana. I think you are quite right. Though I haven’t worn trousers in such a long time. I’m convinced I look terrible in trousers but I’m slowly coming round to some 50s style capri pants!

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