|McCall's: 5252 (MISSES/MEN'S UNLINED VEST AND) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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McCall's Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|See other patterns in this category: Mens - Jackets Vests |
|Available for sale on PR: $12.19 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Fleece [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses’ and men’s unlined vests and jackets. Loose fitting, unlined vest or jacket has yoke front, collar or hood, zipper closure (vests A & D, jackets B & E; jackets C & F are pullover) with or without sleeve and inseam pockets. |
Pattern Sizing: The pattern envelope says small-medium-large, but this pattern runs rather huge.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Although, you might notice that the model is pulling the front down with her hands in the pockets. I'm guessing that's because it's tough to put a zipper in fleece with getting at least a little rippling.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yup, they were good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? What I liked:
I really like the interesting lines of this pattern. The little mp3 player pocket is great, too, as I walk around listening to audio books all day.
What I disliked:
When they say “loose fitting” they aren’t kidding around! I measured the actual pattern and compared them against a finished garment that fit. I ended up making a medium, though according to the pattern I should have done a large. As you can see, it's still kinda big. However, it is nice to have the option of LOTS of layers underneath.
Fabric Used: I use a fleece from Joann’s.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t alter the pattern at all, but if I made it again, I’d probably make the sleeves and armscye less wide. It just seems way too deep to me.
I also would make the back of the pocket (the part closest to the body) out of fleece, rather than lining fabric. The thin cotton I used just doesn't feel substantial enough, and a little extra bulk isn't going to matter in this very bulky garment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might make this again, but definitely in a small. The fleece is very warm and comfy on chilly winter days.
Conclusion: A great winter wardrobe item! But be sure to measure a similar garment that you like the fit of and compare those measurements to the pattern tissue (less seam allowance) in order to choose a more accurate size.
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