|Pattern Description: |
Jackets have exposed seams which are finished with overlock or zigzag stitches, full length sleeves with overlapping lower sleeves, and sleeves and fronts have shaped bottom edges. View A has neckband with ties. This is the view I made.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This was my first Kwik Sew pattern, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the instructions to be clear and well illustrated.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that the entire jacket can be made on the serger. (I have a new one, and this was a fun way to break it in ) The only problem I had was the edge finish (exposed serged edges) where it meets the ties. If I make another one, I will probably finish the edges before I attach the collar/ties. The only thing I actually disliked about the pattern is that it only has 1/4" seam allowances. I don't know if that's true of all KS patterns, but I was afraid to not finish it in one sitting in case I forgot about the seam allowance and completely messed up the garment.
Bright red microfiber from my stash. Well, it IS the Christmas season!! Unfortunately, microfiber is NOT warm, so I'll have to wear something warm under it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I'll make another one. It's so quick and easy, and I'd like to have one in a more neutral color (and maybe warm). Yes, I'd recommend it to others.
This pattern would also be nice done with contrasting thread, since most of the seams are exposed. I think there are a lot of possibilities for creativity, not just with thread, but with color blocking, different edgings, and other modifications. I'm glad Hancock included KS patterns in their after Thanksgiving sale. I might have to try a few others!