Vogue 7975: DIY Quilted Cotton Boho Jacket – Finished Garment

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Hi Friends,

I am very pleased today to be able to share my finished jacket with you. The first two posts that talk about the construction of this jacket can be found here (post one) and here (post two). Thanks to White Tree Fabrics for providing me with the fabric and the opportunity to make this jacket.

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

In addition to the fairly lengthy quilting process involved in preparing the fabric to make this jacket, the actual sewing process also took a fair amount of time. This was because I removed the batting from all the seam allowances before pressing seams. Further more, I ended up fiddling around with the fit, due to my brilliant idea of adding in the 3/8ths of an inch to all the seams: turns out that this was completely unneccessary, and I ended up removing a fair bit from the waist at the back and side seams. I also ended up removing 1 inch from the top of the armholes to raise the sleeves up, and added in sleeve heads, drafted using this tutorial from Poppykettle.

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

The jacket is fully lined with a cotton lining. I don’t like the way it looks in the next photo, but that’s cotton: it will wrinkle. I machine bagged the lining. I ended up weighing the hem of the jacket down by hand sewing in a length of gold chain. It does make the jacket sit closer to the body. At present this jacket does not have any closures, and I quite like that. I wish I had used the gold chain for the hanging loop and not the silver! Regret! But, the hem chain was a last minute addition so I have to live with it.

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version - lining, hem chain, hanging loop and label

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version – lining, hem chain, hanging loop and label

The trim was purchased online and machine sewn on. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I originally planned on including a pom pom trim, as per my inspiration jacket. But truth be told, it was too much. My balls were just too big. So I chopped them off. 😉

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version - trim closeup

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version – trim closeup

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

In conclusion this jacket is beautifully soft and cosy, but without being heavy or cumbersome. Perfect for a cool autumn day. I think it’s very…pretty…and I feel smart when I wear it, but casual at the same time. However, I am struggling a little on how to style it. I definitely think because it’s quite a statement in it’s own right it’s got to be paired with plain, simple items. A new white shirt is on my list of autumn sewing but how would you guys wear it?

Hope you all have a great week.

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Vogue 7975 quilted cotton version

Over and out!


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About sewmanju

I love to shop, but I also love to sew my own clothes, and am currently on a mission to improve my (fairly basic) dressmaking skills. I confess to going into shops and being outraged at the prices of some (not very well made) garments (is it an age thing?) and think "huh, I could make some thing at least as good as that for less" (is it something to do with coming from the Indian subcontinent?) So this blog details my sewing endeavours, both good and bad....I love to nosey through other people's sewing projects....now everyone can get to see mine.

38 responses to “Vogue 7975: DIY Quilted Cotton Boho Jacket – Finished Garment”

  1. TinLizzie72 says :

    This. Looks. Amazing. I love love love the fabric! And your labels and the hanging chain and the lining. So great!

  2. sewingaddict says :

    Your jacket is lovely – the fabric is divine! I’d wear it as you stated, with a white skirt or a navy skirt, maybe with a coral (?) top to match the trim? It really is a ‘statement’ jacket; you should be proud!

  3. Beth (SunnyGal Studio) says :

    oh my gosh I love it – perfect to wear with jeans and boots. Boho chic for sure!

  4. Elizabeth says :

    I love this jacket! I have had something similar pinned on pinterest forever so thanks for your sewing details and inspiration!

  5. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says :

    Your jacket is fabulous! No…FAB-U-LOUS! Just yesterday, I was strolling through the quilting cotton department, sad that summer is nearly over. {I only seem to sew dresses with quilting cottons.} And here you’ve given me all kinds of ideas for using my favourite colourful prints! Thank YOU!

    Your jacket, although not screaming Look at Me, definitely is a signature piece and does deserve the attention! I like how you’ve styled it. Keeping it simple with maybe a denim skirt and T also would look great!

  6. Lynne says :

    Wowsers! Your jacket is amazing! I think it looks great with the skinny jeans in your photos.

  7. sammooreanimate says :

    ThIs is beautiful, you did a great job with the fit too, well done! Love the colours & fabric, very stylish.

  8. Karen says :

    Beautiful jacket and worth every stitch!

  9. Tia Dia says :

    This is sooo ‘wow’. What a lot of work went into this project and it’s so amazing! I love all your details. The inside is just beautiful.

  10. Angela says :

    That is a really great jacket. You can tell a lot of care went into making this, it is such a special piece.

  11. stitchedupsam says :

    This is fabulous Manju, all the effort was definitely worth it. I think it looks better without the pompom trim. I like the way you’ve styled it, I would do something very similar. I’ve got a jacket I made a while back that is definitely a statement in it’s own right and I tend to wear it with a plain cream top and dark jeans. Actually I wore it last night with dark jeans and a cream top that had a lace yoke and it looked really good.

  12. Craftastrophies says :

    Oh gosh I LOVE that! It looks incredible.

    I see what you mean about being a statement in itself. I think I’d stick to simple shapes with not too much baginess – fitted shirts, tshirts and tunics, and slim pants and skirts – in the colours that are in the jacket itself.

  13. nettie says :

    This is so beautiful!! I’ve pinned a thousand jackets like it and never really considered making one. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Sophia says :

    The jacket looks amazing, I really like the color combination. I’m always a bit scared of sewing jackets since the fit has to be perfect. Have a nice day, Sophia

  15. lovelucie1 says :

    Wow! Amazing. Love, love, love it! That fabric is gorgeous!

  16. McCallPatternCompany (@McCallPatternCo) says :

    So Isabel Marant! We are in love with this jacket. Well done!

  17. prttynpnk says :

    Gorgeous! How about a white bow blouse and those jeans?

  18. Sabrina says :

    That jacket is really cute and you look gorgeous in it

  19. Thimberlina says :

    Loving the style and the fit, and the quilting. Bet you feel fabulous when you’re wearing it. 😃

  20. Geo P says :

    I love both the inspiration jacket and your jacket. I had other plans for this fall, but they might have just changed now. The ribbon welt is such a nice detail.

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