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|Reviewed by:||Darkvil|| |
|Posted on:||7/5/14 5:02 PM |
|Pattern Photo:|| Green Pepper Pattern Info|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 4 people |
|Fabric:||Ripstop [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
An outer jacket to be worn on top of a light coat.
Used for Fishing, Cargo or Photography
A total of 17 pockets, outer and liner both with pockets, zips, velcro, clasps.
The pattern is for chest sizes from 30" to 48"
XS S M L XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it looked exactly like the images on the pattern.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I am a beginner this is my first ever project. I wanted something that was challenging and would have many techniques in so I can practice them, this was perfect for that. The pattern has very detailed information for every step, you do not have to assume anything it shows your step by step.
There is a lot of cutting out to do and many many pieces.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the fact that it looks like a shop bought fishing jacket, if not better than some. Very high quality design, a good ample fit.
It was for fishing so I wanted a totally water proof garment.
Breathable Coated Ripstop Hexagon Nylon 4oz
Sawitex Waterproof & Windproof Lining
Seam Grip (Seam sealer)
x3 rolls of polyester thread.
Total cost of materials was about £25 GBP
Cutting of the ripstop had to be done very precisely with a scalpel adding 2mm all around, as the edge of the fabric has to be melted on a candle to prevent fraying, which shrinks it about 2mm.
You can cut it with a soldering iron to cut and seal in one go but very difficult for multiple layers or curves.
Also I didnt use any pins at all as it would not have been water proof, instead I used a sewing glue pen to hold it together before sewing, this worked a treat.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This is my first pattern so I didn't make any alterations, and it turned out nice.
The only thing I did change is the central zip, they take you through on taking the zip apart to size it precisely to the jacket, but the zip I had was heat moulded. So I just hid the top of the zipper in the seam and trimmed it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would highly recommend it to others.
But it is a lot of work, it took me about 1 month to make as a first project, on and off at weekends and some evenings.
Would I sew it again, well no I have done it to learn sewing but for me the challenge is now done, so move on to the next project.
A great pattern, easy to follow, makes a professional looking jacket and very functional.
If you use ripstop nylon be prepared to have a lot of patience and precise cutting. Would be great in medium weight cotton drill if you didn't need it waterproof.
A lot of pockets and I mean a lot, pockets on pockets on pockets in some places
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