|Pattern Description: |
Misses Jacket, Top, Dress, Skirt, and Pants: Semi-fitted, lined, partial interfaced jacket with princess seams, slit opening in back and cuffs. Top and Dress are close-fitting, lined, with bra insets, princess seams and back zipper closing. Flared skirt with back zipper closing, contour waist with grosgrain ribbon and above ankle length. Straight-legged, lined pants with contour waist with grosgrain ribbon and side zipper closing.
6-12, I made a 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the bias insets in this jacket. I saw it done up in plaid in Vogue Magazines about 2 years ago and it's been on my must sew list ever since
A mystery blend plaid from JoAnn Fabrics that I bought about 2 years ago. I fell in love with the crazy color combo of mustard and turquoise.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
none. This is the straight size 12. Next time I sew this, I would probably cut a 8-10 for my upper body because the shoulders were a bit too wide and I ended up adding shoulder pads to help it hang correctly. I would also let the waist out a bit for my ever expanding middle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes - I think it's a really flattering and easy to sew jacket. The angled seams may be challenging for the novice sewer, but I think the pattern instructions are very good to help you along.
I made this a Scottish themed jacket (my family has mostly Scottish heritage - love for plaid must be in the blood) - I found these gorgeous dragon buttons (are dragons Scottish? If not, they should be) and I embroidered the lining with a beautiful thistle crest that I purchased from Urban Threads.
Front View on me click here
Back View on me click here
Dragon Buttons click here
Cuff detail click here
Lining detail click here