|Pattern Description: |
A blazer made for stretch cotton velveteen. Front and back princess seams; distinctive pleated pockets and contrast top stitching.
34 - 48
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not sure, I didn't follow them too closely, but they are brief written instructions only with no guide pictures (very similar to Burda and other magazines).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's very distinctive and a definite smart casual jacket. The separate pieces for the upper and lower half of the jacket make it very flattering for pear shapes. The pockets are beautiful, and I also like the shape of the collar and lapels.
Cotton velveteen WITHOUT stretch. I was concerned that I wouldn't have enough ease without the stretch, but when I measure the pattern pieces to get the circumferences, it is actually quite generously sized and I didn't need to add anything. I've worn the jacket now, too, and there is plenty of room.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Other than shortening the bottom half a little (and the pockets by a corresponding amount), just grading here and there. I did a sway back adjustment, as usual. No design changes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I may do one more - a denim version for warmer seasons, but it's too distinctive to make more than that.
I've classed this as a wardrobe builder because there are so many ways to wear this - with a dress, jeans and snazzy t-shirt, trousers and shirt, endless variations with a very adaptable garment.