|McCall's: 5759 - Type:Coat/Jacket|
Review submitted in 2013 Lined Jacket Contest Contest
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|Posted on:||10/20/13 3:36 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Wool Coating [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Semi-fitted jacket with princess seams, flaps, front band and two-piece sleeves; jacket A has standing collar; jackets B, C have collar with collar band; jacket C has belt with buckle; button closing.|
Pattern Sizing: AA(6-8-10-12), D5(12-14-16-18-20). In this case I cut a 20 and added 2 inches of length to each applicable pattern piece.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The directions were very clear here. This is a great jacket for a beginner who may be intimidated by constructing a lined jacket. This pattern provides a well tailored product without being overly complex to create.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the princess seams, oversized collar, and the design element of the pocket flap. I did NOT like that the pattern does not include functional pockets and that the front bad does not continue along to the back of the jacket.
Fabric Used: Red wool coating with red leather details. The lining is a red "silky" material of an unidentified fiber. It is definitely a synthetic though given that it is impervious to ironing and steam.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the collar, front/hem band and some other details with leather. Given that this change focused the spotlight on those details, I decided to extend the band to the back hem of the jacket. I also decided that non-functional pocket flaps would not fly so I added functional pocekts with welts made of scraps leftover from the leather collar. Finally, I decided against the buttons, prefering to keep the jacket front clean and modern. I fastened the jacket with large 7/8" snaps on the inside.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend it to others although I'm unlikely to sew it again myself because it's a pretty distinctive piece.
For more on my opinions about this jacket and other stitchery, check out my blog at: http://sewinginstyle.blogspot.com/2013/10/another-contest-cool-jacket-and-buttons.html