Pattern Description: The Misses' jackets were designed for medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton, cotton types, denim, twill, gabardine and linen. The jackets have a front and back yoke along with a three panel front and back. It features pockets in the yoke seams with flaps and topstitching details. View B has a waistband and cuffs.
Pattern Sizing:Misses XS-XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?It sure did!
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, Kwik Sew walks you through this beautifully. All steps are explained and illustrated efficiently and in a logical order. This is my first experience with a Kwik Sew pattern and I am now a fan.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I loved every detail of this pattern and could not find a single thing I would change.
Fabric Used:Denim with lycra from Mood. Having a long-standing love affair with toile, when I saw Cissie's Jalie jeans from this gorgeous toile denim I had to have it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Not a one, although I do think there is a LOT of ease in the shoulders and bust. This is an XS and it is still roomy. I used a solid color light weight cotton for the chest pocket bags for less bulk in the seams, the edges of which I finished with the serger. Kwik Sew gives no instruction for this.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes and yes. This is my first experience sewing a jacket and I can't wait to make more for fall.
Conclusion: My original plan was to make Cissie's same jeans. Once the fabric arrived I feared it was the type of denim lycra that stretches quickly and I'd be yanking those jeans up all day long. A jacket seemed a great use for it. I'll be going to NY for my sister's birthday at the end of the month and I knew this jacket would be something she'd love and wear often so this one's for her and more fabric is on the way for one for me. Pocket and topstitching Back view