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|HotPatterns: HP Boho Deluxe Patchwork Jacke - Type:Coat/Jacket|
Review submitted in 2013 Lined Jacket Contest Contest
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|Posted on:||10/29/13 9:07 PM |
|Last Updated:||10/29/13 9:21 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Would NOT Recommend |
|Fabric:||Boucle [See other projects in this fabric]|
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With Patrones Feb 06 #45 Valentino skirt
Skirt photo here
Line drawing Here
Fabulous jacket inspired by a Loius Vuitton design features patchwork elements using three contrasting/co-ordinating fabrics. Shoulder princess seams, peplum, curved collar, curved waist insets using braid or sequin trim. Flap pockets and curved sleeve cuffs. Overall fitted especially the two part sleeves, see how they curve
This was a 2005? pattern back when they had Slinky Girl in sizes 6-14. I chose the 10 a little too large for my bust size and ended up taking princess seams in and w e l l lots and LOTS of other adjustments and drafting errors I'll touch on later.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less. The collar was drafted so differently than line drawing. There was NO notch to sew into lapel like most notched collars but it absolutely could NOT be sewn that way as it was way too small and just wouldn't work. The only way it could work was how I did it so I think it must be correct
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Ho HUM If any of you have sewn a Hot Patterns design you will know the order and methodology of sewing is very strange and often makes no sense. I bumbled along and did it mostly my way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Hated the drafting. LOVED the design, it was what drew me to it way back in 06?? and the fact peplums are so in style now and the ability to use three different fabrics so nicely crafted with waist insets, curved cuffs etc.
A gorgeous, gorgeous oranges, reds and black houndstooth boucle with metallic thread. Perfect for my gold metallic theme I wanted jacket to have. Cinnamon sienna diagonal weave and with stretch corduroy.
Lovely tapestry ? brocade? in only a 5/8 remnant Squeezed pattern pieces all in including hem facings.
Gold metallic piping an additional design feature and gold braid to accent the curved seams.
Three perfect gold buttons from Etsy Vendor Here
She was so kind to break up her lots so I could buy one of each consecutive size, a cool design feature
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Oh lordy where do I begin I was ready so many times to chuck the whole damm wicked devil of a pattern. I made 3 muslins and completely redrafted the sleeves as they were so ridiculously small. I know from experience that they would be small and drafted high and tight up into armpit from making the HP Mongolian Jacket So I cut out LARGEST sleeve size , 3 sizes up and adapted arms eyes to match which is kinda above my skill level.
Anyway largest size was still ridiculously small. Soooo I first fit bodice and armseyes and then drafted a sleeve including curvy design elements from HP sleeve to fit into this armseye I kid you not circumference of largest size cuff was 6 " My wrist diameter is 6 inches, medium build I think?. So I had to completely make new curved cuffs to match the new sleeves.
As mentioned above the collar was drafted completely different from line drawing. It puzzled me , no notch on collar to match lapel notch where there was in fact one but I like the open collar look.
Also dimensions for braid were way too little. 2 yds as stated barely worked for waist and upper curved pieces. I had to really stretch it. No way it also was going around flaps and cuff seams. I used a lovely metallic piping for princess seams and cuffs and left flaps as is
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Hahaha No way Its in little pieces in the rubbish bin.
But I am very glad I finished and I learned lot about sleeves and armseyes etc. And perseverance. I have been spoiled by sewing out of 'envelope' with Burdas so this was a great challenge. i love the rich burgundy/warm fall tones colours.
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