1950s | Jackets | Vintage Sewing

Vogue 2934 – I’ve Got To Find an Alternative to Red…

October 16, 2012
Vogue 2934

I’ve been sitting on this pattern for quite a while but I finally found the time to make it! I had some red polyester twill lying around, which was intended for another project, but didn’t work out. So I decided to put it to good use. And here it is:


It’s such a lovely, easy piece to wear – I’ve hardly taken it off since finishing it! But it has made me realise I have a lot of red in my wardrobe – I’ve got to work on wearing some other colours…

Anyway, the jacket was really easy and quick to make. I chose the size medium, which worked out fine. I also lined it in a black and red poly-cotton:

Jacket and lining detail

It’s such a fun jacket to wear, that I think I’ll probably make it a few times more in different colours and fabrics – watch this space!

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  1. I love my version of this in boiled wool.
    And I say go with the red, it looks great. I wear way to much of it too, but if it suits you, why not.
    I’m thinking of making a lightweight version for summer evenings, ( which is coming up in the southern hemisphere).

  2. I made a version in fake fur and I agree, it was very easy to make and comfy to wear. Not the best for my body shape unfortunately, otehrwise I would make more of them as well.

  3. I love it – and you look wonderful in it.
    This one is on my (too long) list of thing to do… As the days are getting shorter and colder it would be good to have it done as soon as possible.

  4. This is so cute! I also like the red, but if you are looking for a change, why not burnt orange? You could pipe it with an autumn plaid. You could also line it with plaid, for just a little pop of extra color on windy days. Deep royal blue would also look pretty. Eggplant? Since it’s autumn, I’ve been totally obsessed with jewel tones. It’s a great, versatile piece!

  5. You did a GREAT job! Red is wonderful on you – no wonder you wear it a lot. I too have this pattern sitting around unmade as of yet. You have inspired me to get going on it – thanks!

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