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|Reviewed by:||Re Becca|| |
|Posted on:||7/31/14 10:46 PM |
|Pattern Photo:|| Marfy Pattern Info|
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Cotton suiting [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: This jacket has short kimono sleeves, collar with raised points, edge-to-edge closure, short belt and patch pockets. |
Pattern Sizing: It really does only come in European sizes 42, 44 and 46. I made a 46 and I am about a 14 in Big 4.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Well, yeah! I don't look quite as stylized, but close.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No instructions. The only part that was tricky was where the tulip sleeve connects to the front at the yoke. Here is the pattern layout and you can see the point Z is where the yoke and sleeve meet. The front sleeve is the little piece with letters Z at the front shoulder and B connects to the underarm side point on the side front.
I decided to do a partial lining with some cotton shirting, and a hong kong finish with the left over fabric from this jacket.
The inner construction of the sleeve and the partial lining look like this from the front. I hand stitched the facing to the lining and the hem to keep it in place. I left the back loose.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Perfect for summer or winter in Houston, what's not to love!
Fabric Used: A wonderful and stylish cotton sateen that I either got from EOS or from Roz at SMF Its been stashed for a couple of years and my memory is fuzzy.
I definitely used Pamela's fusible woven interfacing on the front facing, collar and the back yoke to give the fabric some extra stability. I wanted to use a zipper for the front, but I couldn't find one that matched so I thought the yellow coordinated well. I really like it with a pop of color.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: For the first version, I angled the collar points downward so they didn't point up and over my shoulder. The center front is marked on the pattern of the body, so I started tapering at about the yoke line and added about 1" total by the collar point. For the second version I extended the front past the center front and inch so that it closes with buttons instead of a zipper.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I absolutely love this jacket and I can't stop wearing it! Its super cute and unique. Maybe 2 versions is enough, maybe not.
Conclusion: Love it!
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