MISSES' JACKET AND VEST: Semi-fitted, unlined jacket or vest has raised neckline, seam detail and shaped hemline. A: front-button closing. A and B: two-piece sleeves. B and C: raw edge finish, seams stitched on right side of fabric, and front snap closing. I made View A
I cut size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes I thought the instructions were pretty clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the lines in the jacket and the neckline and hemlines
duchess satin Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 1 inch to the length of the sleeves. I also fully lined the jacket. I mistakenly removed my button placement markings before I sewed the buttons on. So I just kinda fudged it. I overlapped the jacket and pinned it in place. So the jacket is not as fitted as it's intended to be.
EDIT 8-JUL-14: I forgot that I added 1.5 inches to the length of the jacket. Because the back hem was so high, I wanted to make sure that it at least covered the top of my skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I wouldn't mind having this in a less dressy fabric. Yes I would recommend it. This is a stunning jacket.
I needed this ensemble for a special occasion. I really felt like I "settled" on my fabric because I couldn't find what I really wanted. But in the end I got a boatload of compliments when I wore it.