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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 5278 (Misses' Jacket w/ Shawl Collar)

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Posted on:1/3/07 5:14 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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nicegirl said... (2/12/07 0:56 AM) Reply
Don't know how I missed this when you first posted! Saw it in the Fabric Stash contest gallery and had to tell you how cute it is. I adore a peplum and a shawl collar. I'm sure you look better in it that you think.
HenriettenDK said... (2/7/07 9:13 AM) Reply
I can't tell you how much I like this!
Nancywin said... (1/7/07 1:17 AM) Reply
Yours looks much nicer than the pattern envelope. I think it looks really sharp! Nice job.
OP Gal said... (1/4/07 2:02 PM) Reply
Cute design, and I love that houndstooth. It's so "in" now. Thanks for the review.
Katharine in BXL said... (1/4/07 1:08 PM) Reply
Nice job, and better than the envelope! Try bagging the lining to insert te linin all by machine, and use a reference book like JFRP or Connie Long's linings book.
Seamingly Simple said... (1/4/07 10:28 AM) Reply
Kkkkaty's observation that you try a larger size is right on: I'm 5'2" , wear a size 10RTW and sew size 14. The design of this jacket is fabulous and I think shorties like us could carry it off in a solid colour. I'd recommend finding some delicious fabric and going for it again. It'll be easier and faster the second time around.
krystalkaes said... (1/4/07 10:01 AM) Reply
I love the jacket! I also am short waisted and abundant in posterior so I also will take your advice and admire the work you have done and stay away from this particular pattern. Thank you for the review. Good job.
LBJ said... (1/4/07 9:54 AM) Reply
I love it! I have been eyeing this pattern. Thanks for the review and I like yours tons better than the Marc Jacobs!
Danvillegirl said... (1/4/07 5:35 AM) Reply
Great looking jacket. Love the fabric choice.
pterion said... (1/4/07 0:13 AM) Reply
This is absolutely darling. I love the styling of this pattern and houndstooth was a perfect fabric choice.
Erica B. said... (1/3/07 11:37 PM) Reply
What an adorable jacket. This is one of those patterns that I flipped by. Yours is so cute, I may have to look again.
yummymummy38 said... (1/3/07 11:18 PM) Reply
Beautifully made jacket, love the style. there's a BWOF pattern with similar collar and no peplum that i plan to make, may be better for us short waisted people!
KarmenG said... (1/3/07 11:11 PM) Reply
Love the look. You did a great job. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a piece in my stash is screaming to be this jacket! I also vote Yes - please post a picture with you modeling ; ) I bet it looks better than you think.
Marji said... (1/3/07 10:16 PM) Reply
under "knowledge base" up top is a wealth of information. The stitch you will want to use is called a "fell stitch" and the technique is illustrated here, although you won't see the stitches if they are done properly, ie, inserting the needle back down into the 1st layer directly under the previous stitch. I think they are so visible in the illustration just to show where they go. Have fun with it. You've done a great job already.
Heatherrique said... (1/3/07 10:09 PM) Reply
Thanks for your helpful and motivational comments! Please see plea below the conclusion.
said... (1/3/07 8:38 PM) Reply
Very Pretty.
coloreyec said... (1/3/07 8:34 PM) Reply
Now that is too cute. I can see it with a mid calf pencil skirt and a large brooch or flower on the collar.
Lhan said... (1/3/07 8:32 PM) Reply
Aha! I have looked long and hard at this pattern to decide whether I like it or not - your version is much more enticing than the pattern picture. Do post a picture of you in it! You might be surprised at the comments, and it is SOOO helpful to we readers. kkkkaty might well be right - I use size 14 in the big 4 patterns, but I wear 10 in US rtw - I thought that they might use pattern sizing specific for different countries, because I wear 14 in rtw here in Australia as well - ditto in NZ and the UK. Not sure now. In the right size, it might well look a lot better on you. I remember my mother wearing a coat with a big collar just like this - in a hideous shade of mushroom mind you, but it was cuddly!
Sharon M said... (1/3/07 8:01 PM) Reply
Oooo, this is cute! I like the peplum and the collar. Too bad you don't like the way it looks on you. Maybe you just need to get used to silhouette of the jacket if you've never worn anything like that before. It sure is cute on the hanger :-)
Vonnevo said... (1/3/07 7:46 PM) Reply
Fabulous jacket. Thanks for an excellent review and I have noted the tip re the shotness to waist. Enjoy wearing it, I'll bet it looks wonderful on :)))
Lori V said... (1/3/07 7:03 PM) Reply
I like your jacket, I will have to pick that pattern up at the next Joann's sale.
kkkkaty said... (1/3/07 6:10 PM) Reply
It's very pretty, and I love the fabric. I think perhaps you bought the wrong pattern size, though. A 10/12 in RTW (which I also am) is a 14/16 in pattern sizes for the big four pattern companies. That may have caused your fitting problem... great job on the jacket and picking the fabric!
Marji said... (1/3/07 5:52 PM) Reply
well, it's very cute on the hanger
Nicoal said... (1/3/07 5:31 PM) Reply
This is gorgeous--although I'm short-waisted as well, so I'm going to take your advice and just admire it!
Re Becca said... (1/3/07 5:25 PM) Reply
I like it in the WM muslin! TOO CUTE! Yours looks so much better than the envelope
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