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|Butterick: 6775 - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Reviewed by:||Cation Designs|
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|Posted on:||11/17/12 2:29 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Fleece [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: "Misses' Coat & Jacket. Semi-fitted coat in two lengths or jacket has front and back inset, full-length sleeves, frog or toggle button closing, attached hood or standing collar, topstitch trim, and optional patch pockets with flaps."|
Pattern Sizing: Size 10, 32.5" bust
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for my modifications.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Mostly. I didn't use the lining instructions exactly as specified, but it's a simple enough pattern that it didn't really require a whole lot of instruction.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really liked how simple the lines were, as well as the toggle feature. I'm a sucker for toggles. Unfortunately, since this was such a simple pattern, there's no zipper.
Fabric Used: polyester anti-pill fleece from Joann's for the shell, a plaid wool-poly flannel for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the hem by about five inches, which meant that I had to move the toggles much closer together so as to avoid hitting the pocket. I also changed the pockets to have an angled hand entry instead of a vertical one with flaps.
Since this pattern looks like it is meant for teens, or maybe just because I'm pear-shaped, I did have to reduce the side seam allowance at the hips to just barely 1/4". I also shaved off some of the curve on the front inset for a SBA.
I got this pattern at a thrift store so it was actually missing the original sleeve pattern. Thankfully, the original owner had replaced it with a two-piece sleeve (the original was a one-piece), which made it easier to alter for my arms.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again if I needed a quick jacket, as it actually comes together quite easily once you get the fit issues figured out. However, realistically speaking, I doubt I would since the design is distinct enough that I wouldn't want more than one. If you're so lucky as to come across it in a thrift store or on Etsy, it does make a pretty good introductory jacket pattern.
Conclusion: I really wanted to see if I could make a passable jacket out of that much-maligned, cheap poly fleece from Joann's...I think it worked! It's not a haute couture jacket by any means, but it was cheap to make and it does its job keeping me warm.
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