|McCall's: 6611 (Misses' Lined Jackets) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Wool Crepe [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Fitted, lined jackets (do not meet at center front) have front extending into drape, princess seams and peplum with back pleats. A: contrast lined. B: self-lined.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It does with the exception that I have a fuller bust than the model so it's tricky to tell.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Step 13 is missing. You are supposed to sew the peplums together- either the outer and contrasting or both outer for the self-lined. Step 14 tells you to turn the peplum right sides out. That's why.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I don't like that the line drawing and the main model have jackets that indicate small shoulder pads yet the pattern says nothing about adding them. I tried my muslin on with no shoulder pads and I got that look that so many people who have made this jacket end up not liking. With a full bust like mine, I opted for a home-make shoulder pad (check out Casey's shoulder pad tute) to give the jacket lift and help with the proportions of the garment on my body.
If you add small shoulder pads, you should find your jacket looks more like the line drawings and the sketches on the envelope.
Fabric Used: Wool Crepe. This is the first time I've used wool crepe (I'd used poly crepe). This is such a wonderful fabric to work with. It's not shifty or moody but it gives a garment an added layer of luxury.
I combo lined my jacket. The front pieces are self lined, the back pieces are lined in Ambiance and the sleeves are lined in batiste. I like each of these choices for the properties they lend.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Starting with the size 14 (which I never do- I measure 42" bust, 34" waist, 42" hip) but I have a small back so I always use a smaller size for the back.
1. I added 1.5" to the sides of the side front instead of doing an FBA.
2. Did 1/4" SA on the vertical seams, 5/8" shoulder seams and then
3. Ended up taking 2" off the length before attaching the peplum. I like drapey but as it was going it was going to look better if it was a little more fitted. or at least I'd like it more. My waist likes showing itself so I'm sure I did it to comply.
4. Starting with the size 14 sleeve, I added 1/2" to the sleeve head and about 1" to the width. The sleeves are a tad loose but they're comfortable and not too annoying. I'd rather have drape lines than tight lines.
5. I made small shoulder pads. The shoulders are kinda full but there's no sign in the pattern about pads. Once I put them in it seemed like the pattern wanted them there. Also, the fashion sketch indicates pads. I highly recommend adding them in.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably not only because I want to make so many other things. This is one of my first jackets and my first jacket to fit so well. I would recommend it but taking notes from those of us who have used the pattern.
This jacket was quick despite all the fiddling and it's bolstered my confidence in tackling another jacket.
Should be a simple pattern but I found I had to do a lot of adjusting to get the proportions for my body right. I wouldn't make this jacket without muslining first.
Here are somephotos of me wearing my yellow jacket.
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