|Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, unlined jacket has collar, left front extending into drape and stitched hems. A: purchased decorative hook/eye tape for closing. A and C: right front and right collar edges may be cut on selvage, wrong side of fabric shows on drape. B and C: purchased decorative zipper.|
I did both B and C, but both of them with View B's length. This is a very short jacket, View C moreso than B, so I even lengthened the second one I did.
Pattern Sizing: 6 to 14 and 14 to 22. I did size 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this was an easy pattern. The zipper is different compared to how you normally do a zipper, but after I did it once, it was way easy the second time.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that this is an asymmetrical pattern and that the zipper shows. I like that it shows how to use a good selvedge with it, if you choose.
They do not show it on the package but you can also wear this zipped all the way up for a less casual look:
Partially zipped collar in leopard
Fabric Used: 100% polyester knit for the first one, I did the second in a leopard print sweater knit.
Leopard Sweaterknit version
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None except making the sweaterknit version longer.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? If you like something a little bit different, yes I would recommend this. I like that its just a little bit edgy compared to most patterns. I am not sure if I will do it again, only because I now have 2 of them and I do not think I need a 3rd one in such a distinct pattern.
Conclusion: The pattern tells you how to shorten the zipper but I wish I had gone with a LONGER zipper on both of them, even the first version that I did not shorten. The zipper SHOULD be flush at the top and bottom and I was not able to get it flush at the top even with the recommended 22" zipper. So for the second one, I made it flush at the top and indented up on the bottom, which is fine by me but would have preferred it to be flush both ends.
I really wanted to do the hook and eye tape version but I could not find any of that tape locally and the price for the tape online with shipping was just seemed too high to be worth it.