12.17.12: added a couple 'on me' shots at the bottom of review
Pattern Description: Misses Unlined Jackets & Coats: Loose-fitting, unlined jackets or coats have front extending into collar, front princess seams, and two-piece sleeves. A: side-button front and elastic loop closing. I made view A.
Pattern Sizing: XS - XXL. My pattern contained XS - Med. I made the Small.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I believe so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Super easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I'm all about a cool collar; love anything that has a little drama at the neckline. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: From EOS - Italian doubleface wool blend, coating weight, gold w/gray, flecks of black. Collar is faux black Arctic fox from Fabric.com. Buttons from Joanns. Thread from Superior Thread - So Fine....great thread.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added an inch to the upper back. Design changes - I topstitched all seams to control the thick selvedges on the inside and add a little more interest. I serged all the lower edges using the bottom stitching on the right side of the fabric. I tacked the fur down all around the inside so I wouldn't have fur facings flying. This was my first time working with a long fur. Before sewing I trimmed all the fur from the seam allowances which made construction super easy and much neater.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably would sew this again...it would be super cute using a sweater-type fabric. I recommend it as a cute sweater or jacket depending on fabric.
Conclusion: I love this as a jacket I will wear with jeans and a white button-down. The fit seems true to size. You might want to double-check the circumference of the sleeves before cutting out. They are a little on the skinny side.