Pattern Review: Vogue 8863

"I Always Find BEAUTY in the Things that are Odd and Imperfect. They are Much More INTERESTING." - Marc Jacobs

Hi guys! Below is the pattern review for a diy Katherine Tilton jacket I made using Vogue Pattern 8863. This was another outfit I wore for the Hanuel Journal photo shoot. I absolute love the jacket. It's loose fitting and asymmetrical, and I added some leather detailing.

Pattern Review: V8863

Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, lined jacket has front extending into standing back collar, underarm gusset, right side welt/pocket, lower sleeve attached to lining, exposed zipper, uneven front hemline, and purchased applied trim.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the website once you were done sewing with it? Yes, exactly like the picture because I used the same fabric color. No Ankara Fabric this time. ;)

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were not the easiest to follow. I have to re-read the instructions for the collar a couple of times. I had to play around with the collar placement a couple of time before it made sense. 

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love that it's different. And I was challenged by it and I learned a few new things. I love the exposed zipper, sleeves, collar, and uneven hemline. It's actually a nice jacket. 

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I didn't like attaching the gussets. I still don't understand why it's needed. 

Fabric Used: Pale Red Gabardine & Black Rib Knit from Fashion Fabric Club, and leather from Michael Levine: Low Price Fabric . 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  No, I didn't make any alterations. But instead of using Decorative Ribbon for the exposed zipper, I opt for leather instead. 

Would you sew it again? No, I think one is enough.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I'd recommend it to Intermediate and advanced sewers.. It's definitely a statement piece.

Vogue Pattern 8863
Pearl Bilat Studs courtesy of Hanuel
Pictures by Hanuel


  1. I love your interpretation of this pattern. The best thing about sewing is you can "make it your own."

  2. Great job on this jackets. The color looks good on you. I will have pick this one up when Joann have another sale on Vogue patterns.

  3. I never noticed this jacket. Beautifully done!


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