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|Reviewed by:||Elizabeth made this|| |
|Posted on:||10/12/11 10:17 PM |
|Last Updated:||4/5/15 8:31 AM|
Pattern Info provided by Elizabeth made this
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
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|Pattern Description: Plain cut unlined jacket with elbow length raglan sleeves, sporty sleeve and belt tabs, high collar, and belt|
I graded down to a 34 in the neck and shoulders without too much trouble
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?yes. The only weird direction is the "shoulder seam". This is a raglan jacket, but the sleeves do not extend to the neckline like a lot of raglan sleeves do. They stop approximately where a set-in sleeve would which is kind of a nice feature...the comfortability of raglan sleeves with morIe of the slimming look of a set-in. But back to the "shoulder seam"--it's really wee--like 1.5" or something like that. Mark your stitching lines and carefully match your seams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about this jacket. The tabs are a fun detail, the collar is comfortable and flattering, and the belt cinches in the waist nicely. I concluded that the me-without-kids-living-in-some-European-vista version of myself would totally be wearing this whilst riding an aqua Vespa carrying bread, wine, enormous greens for soup, and a costumed dachshund.
Fabric Used:stretch cotton sateen that actually was okay from JoAnn.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I shortened at the waist so that the jacket hits at my high hip per my usual.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Whenever I wear this jacket out, I will definitely consider this pattern.
Conclusion: A great jacket to layer for fall or as a spring topper. More on my blog.
Elizabeth Made This: Fall Jacket
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