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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 4933 (Princess Seamed Jacket 6 Looks)

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Posted on:1/17/06 2:49 AM
Last Updated:1/17/06 4:35 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 

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OP Gal said... (9/21/09 5:22 PM) Reply
I think your jacket fits well and the fabric is very interesting. It's pretty. Thanks for the thorough review. I have this pattern and decided to check PR before I made it. I'm glad I did. I think I'll find another pattern.
Minya, Warrior Seamstress said... (1/25/06 10:48 PM) Reply
Thanks for the warning. I find myself wanting to make a jacket--my first--and was considering this as a pattern. Not anymore!
artist1lisa said... (1/17/06 11:12 PM) Reply
I also agree with Marybeth on the boxy shaping,but still,it looks cute.Your hard work paid off.
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (1/17/06 11:31 AM) Reply
You know, I finally gave up on most McCall's patterns because I find them to be basically too boxy and require more fitting work than say, Simplicity. However, I'm glad you were happy with your final results.
Sherril Miller said... (1/17/06 10:48 AM) Reply
I liked your jacket and was surprised you weren't as happy with it. I'm wondering if it's possible to pick a stetch lining fabric to use with a stretch fashion fabric?
Cambric Tea said... (1/17/06 8:24 AM) Reply
I am so glad that you are happy with your final jacket, and good for you for taking on a lined jacket after a break. I still have yet to do my first ever. (:
Linda F said... (1/17/06 8:04 AM) Reply
Thank you for a great review. Seeing how this is one of the patterns I was considering for my first jacket in about 25 years, I appreciate your candor.
MaryBeth said... (1/17/06 6:44 AM) Reply
I agree that the pattern is excessively boxy. You neeeed a curvy fit to bring out your best shape. Wish there was a better picture of your final result. I think that the Big 4 pattern companies sell patterns these days by using the words "easy" (meaning they've left out the details that make the pattern work well) and 2-hour (meaning they've left out the details that make the garment look professionally done). we're not that easily fooled, eh? Maybe that's why there are so many sewing books these days. I love Cecilia Podolak's jacket book BTW for great sleeve setting techniques.
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