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|Reviewed by:||yummymummy38|| |
|Posted on:||3/26/15 7:12 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 1 people |
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|Fabric:||Silk Tussah [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: close fitting dandy jacket with front mock peplum, trumpet cuffs and wide collar|
Pattern Sizing:I made my usual 38/40
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes, however the collar did not want to sit correctly (I tacked it down, rather than have it flapping around unattractively.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Not really, this took me 28.5 hours and there were many more alterations than a BWOF jacket usually requires for me.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Like the curvy shape, the French dart with mock peplum and unusual collar.
Fabric Used:cobalt blue raw silk (2.2m of 120cm)
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:Many! Tucks to narrow shoulders, raise neckline, shorten cuffs (usual for me), added 2.5cm for back hem. During construction there was excess fabric near the bust, and too tight sleeves, so more was shaved off armholes, shoulder seam was made more sloped and armholes were dropped.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I'm not sure if I will sew it again, I might now that the trauma of alterations is gone, probably altering the collar. I was on the fence about this for 18months, as one of the self fabric buttons fell apart and I procrastinated about remaking it. Now that I've worn it to many positive comments, I am loving it. It's flattering on a brick like me. I notice it is very similar to a Vogue pattern...
Conclusion: shapely little jacket, not recommended for beginners.
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