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|Reviewed by:||yummymummy38|| |
|Posted on:||1/30/14 5:27 AM |
|Pattern Size:||Petite |
Pattern Info provided by yummymummy38
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 1 people |
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|Fabric:||Chenille [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Military styled coat, with raglan sleeves
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
not too bad. Apart from the front pockets, if you have made jackets before and can bag a lining it was straightforward. I would recommend reducing foot tension on thick fabrics like this.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
raglan sleeves, in seam pockets in a princess? seam which flares out below the hip
ruby red polyester? chenille. It frayed like dickens and I felt like throwing it away at one stage. (frayed too near seams, had to iron on interfacing to save it.) Lined in snow leopard print polyester, also very ravelly. I was going to go for red buttons, but 7yo DD helped me choose these gorgeous aluminium ones, "use these mum if you want them to stand out, or the red if you want them to blend in!"
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
cut a 19, grading to 20 at waist. Should have added more room in the hip area. Shortened piece 2,4,5 by 7cm (tuck at 17 cm above the hem). Removed 0.5cm from upper sleeve pattern piece, front and back and would add this back to the raglan seam next time. Shorten sleeves by 1cm. Used giant snaps instead of buttonholes. Forgot to iron interfacing to sleeve hems as did for hem, but would do so next time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again, but would make it single breasted, graft another collar, give it more room around the hips. Be warned, it is a close fitting coat, which is OK in South Australia (winter minimum 8 degress celcius, max 14) where one only needs a long sleeved layer underneath.
I'm enjoying my Russian calvary coat for as long as the fabric lasts!
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