|Pattern Description: OOP. Semi-fitted, lined jackets A, B, below waist, have shawl collar variations, princess seams, drapey patch pockets and shaped hemline; dress A has short sleeves with pleats; dress B has long, two-piece sleeves with slits and self-fabric flower.|
Pattern Sizing: AX5(4-6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20) I made view B. The non bow collar view and long sleeves. I used a combo of size 12/16 above chest and size 16/18 below chest.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Other than I used the pockets and sleeves from Butterick 4610, as I wanted a more traditional 2 part sleeve.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I did not really follow the pattern instructions. I was a bit intimidated by my fabric, I was using 100% wool for the first time and wanted to make sure that my make, was worth the fabric. I used a combo of mainly 2 reference books. Jackets for Real People, which is quite practical for construction and the one I followed most closely. Also, Basic Tailoring from Time Life books, 1974. It is for the home sewer with tailoring techniques explained and illustrated.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pattern. Very classic shape and can be made for any season depending on view and fabric. I have made the short sleeve version with the bow previously, It turned out very well. Click Here
Fabric Used: 100 % wool tweed from Fabric.com Click Here
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had previously made this pattern, so had already traced it out and altered the princess seams to fit me. I also swapped out the sleeves with Butterick 4610 to have a more traditional 2 part sleeve. I followed the tailoring techniques in my reference books, which included interfacing the main pieces , shoulder pads, a taped roll line Click Here
Inserting the sleeves via bias easing, Click Here
Bagging the lining Click Here
I formed the pleated collar to appear to be a double collar and them steamed it into that shape. Click Here
It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. Many more details can be found on my blog in a couple posts, from the type of interfacing I chose, to my sleeve drama. part 1 and Part 2
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love this jacket, and would like it again in a corduroy.
Conclusion: I am not done with this jacket, as I have not decided what to do about the buttons yet. I have bought 4 different sets and can not make up my mind which to use.
Edited to add final picture, I went with the dark wooden buttons. I love this jacket. I think all of the hard work and worry was well worth it!!
KellysSewing blog Click Here