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Reviewed by:Lori V
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Posted on:2/27/14 10:54 PM
Project Photo:McCall's: 6531 by Lori V

McCall's: 6531 by Lori V  McCall's: 6531 by Lori V  
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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 5 people   
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Pattern Description:
Anorak style jacket with several style options
Pattern Sizing:
XS to XXL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It looked very much like the pattern envelope, with only one change
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were incredible to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the look for the jacket, very RTW style.
Fabric Used:
An outerwear from Mood Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 1" to the sleeves but they are still a bit short. Another change is the drawstrings, I did not do the buttonhole openings in the back. I didn't like that look, so I made buttonholes at the front.
I also used Snap Source snaps for the front of the jacket and with these snaps, the one snap at the collar will show when the collar is opened.

Since this jacket is unlined, I used flat felled seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is such an unique style, I don't think I will make it again. I do think many will enjoy this pattern. I was so impressed with the design and instructions, it is a great pattern.
Conclusion:
I love my new jacket and check out my blog for more pictures.
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ArtAttack said...
I have this pattern and you make me want to grab it out of the stack...really cute!
2/27/14 11:03 PM
SewWil said...
Your jacket looks great! I need this pattern!
2/28/14 0:29 AM
Elke said...
Very cute jacket and it looks great on you!
2/28/14 5:59 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
I ordered this after the last review of it and promptly forgot about it. Yours is so pretty in this patterned fabric. Glad to hear the instructions are good. Great looking jacket!
2/28/14 7:27 AM
Rustybobn said...
That's wonderful! I like the whole outfit.
2/28/14 9:08 AM
caper81 said...
This jacket is beautiful! I can see why you fell for the fabric. I haven't ventured into online fabric shopping yet, but seeing your jacket makes me want one like it;)
2/28/14 9:31 AM
carolynw said...
Every minute you spent making this was so worth it! A gorgeous jacket - and you know you'll never see another like this! It's what makes us sewers so darn great!
2/28/14 10:44 AM
MrsCharisma said...
I am waiting on fabric for this jacket as we speak. Love the jacket on you and the fabric!!
2/28/14 11:30 AM
Levone said...
Great looking jacket!
2/28/14 12:53 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Ohm I love it! So cute!
2/28/14 4:03 PM
CissieW said...
What a cute jacket! I saw a woman in the airport yesterday wearing a very similar jacket and I wanted it! Now I know how to get it! Very RTW looking!
3/2/14 4:20 AM
VirginiasDghter said...
Not sure if I commented on your blog but this is more fabulous than I'd imagined when I saw the fabric. THAT FABRIC! Great choice! Very, very nice!
3/2/14 9:40 PM
 
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