|Pattern Description: |
Loose-fitting wrap, fully interfaced, self-lined, flared jacket has shawl collar with collar band, pockets, shaped seam detail at back and two-piece sleeve with slits. Purchased belt.
As noted by another reviewer, this jacket runs SMALL. Very small. I cut the size18, which I never do... I'm usually a 14 or 16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but it's a bit shorter. I think the proportions on the model are deceiving. I agree with the other reviewer who thinks she is probably wearing 3 or 4 sizes larger.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Sure. Although, I would have liked the diagram for the back neck wedge to be a bit larger. Also as noted by another reviewer, the CB seam on the collar LINING should be topstitched, not the BODY CB neck seam. I forgot this error and ended up top stitching both the body and the lining and that seam was quite bulky when I top stitched over it. I can confirm that the notches on the bottom peplum are placed incorrectly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It seems like most of the peplum swing is located directly at the sides.... which I think is kinda weird. I would not have draped or drafted it that way myself.... I think that seam on the peplum could easily be redrawn to direct the swing/ease out evenly across the back.
Lightweight wool flannel coating.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Also, as noted by another reviewer, the armhole is a bit small. I was actually cutting this out at work (coincidentally, I'm a tech designer for a ladies suit company) and our pattern maker walked by and totally called the length of the armhole. He suggested that I trim it down by 1/4" and then sew the armhole seam at 3/8" SA, which I did, and it worked fine.
I'm 5'10" and have long arms and wish I had lengthened the sleeves. I also forgot to preshrink, so the roll up cuff isn't really a roll up for me, but that doesn't really bother me.
I wish I had used a different material to line the sleeves. The double layer of wool is warm but quite bulky.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, One is plenty for my wardrobe, but I do recommend it if you like the look.
It's not hard to put together and I'm very pleased with my new jacket.