|Pattern Description: Misses Anorak with sleeve and collar variations. I made View C. This jacket is unlined.|
Pattern Sizing:6-14, I made a size 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! I only bought enough twill tape to use as the casing for the waist drawstring, and I used a cording for the actual drawstring.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the only change I made was stabilizing the pockets as my fabric was very drapey and I wanted them to have more body.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?It's versatility. I wanted to be able to wear this as a over blouse/top with layers when it gets cold this winter.
Fabric Used:Polyester. It's called Liquid Gold, and it reminds me of sandwashed silk. It was $10/yard, 60" wide, I think it is made by Hoffman or Kaufman Fabrics. I got it at a great fabric store in the OC.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Other than my usual lengthening at the waist, no pattern changes. I searched for brads at Michaels & Joanns Fabrics to no avail. They go on the top corners of the pockets. The brads I found were so big and I didn't want to damage the fabric putting them on, so I left them off. It think they should call them rivets perhaps? Either way, I felt that putting them on would wreck the fabric!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, it goes together very fast and is fun to wear.
Conclusion: As the color is a little off-gray, I had to really search to find a separating zipper that matched. From there on, I had to go with gold buttons and beads to finish it off. I am very happy with the gray - gold theme of this top!
Well, the holidays came around and gave me plenty of opportunity to wear this fun top but not enough to take a good picture of it and post with my review. Blessing in disguise, I guess; I have worn this over and over again, it has turned out to be my favorite go-to top!