Pattern Description: Project Runway jacket in two lengths with neckline and sleeve variations
Pattern Sizing: Available in 4-22. I cut a 16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I made the long jacket with long sleeves, collar, lapel, with front and back flaps.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It didn't offer as many options for a business casual jacket but I am pleased with the result. It was well drafted and the sizing was such that I didn't have to make many alterations to get a good fit. I disliked that the pattern wasn't lined but I was able to add a lining.
Fabric Used: A turquoise twill for the jacket and a turquoise poly for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I opted to line the jacket. I only added two buttons to the center front instead of three. The top button would have been right underneath the lapel so I lowered it about half an inch. Because of my body shape and short torso, the placement of the middle button would been in an weird spot that wasn't lining up with the buttons on the front tabs, nor was it in a place that was comfortable for my bust. Instead I lowered the third button and just omitted what would have been the middle button.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Although I am pleased with how this jacket turned out, I don't think I will sew it again. There are other jackets that are already lined so I can save myself some of the guess work.
Conclusion: Nice lightweight jacket that will serve me well for work.