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|McCall's: 6656 (Misses' Unlined Jackets and Coats) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Sherpa [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Loose-fitting, unlined jackets or coats have front extending into collar, front princess seams, and two-piece sleeves. A: Side front button and elastic loop closing b: Sleeve patches. C: Single-layered (Sherpa side shows on collar and lower sections), raw edge finishes B, D: Purchased trim. C, D: Lower front and back. I made view C.
Xsm-Med. I made a Small
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Any confusion was on my part. Once I allowed myself to just do what they said to do without questioning I was fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: The collar! The use of raw edges which makes things so easy. All the different looks with this pattern. I like the overlapped seams letting a little bit of the pile peek out. Dislikes: I had a real problem with the Sherpa side of the fabric being called the right side on the pattern directions. Since the majority of it is inside the jacket, that seemed odd to me. I actually had to label the pictures in the instructions as to what was showing. Again, I think this was a "me" thing. Once I trusted the instructions and quit using my left brain I was fine. Another thing I didn't like was there was no suggestion for any kind of closure. I think at some point I might add one, but I will wear it a few times without and see if that seems necessary.
Sherpa which is 100% polyester faux shearling. Reversible with one side like ultrasuede and the other like a lamb or sheep pelt. Since this was my first time sewing with Sherpa, I had all kinds of needles and feet out ready to see which one worked best. My first combo was the best which was a jeans needles and a jeans foot. I used the longest stitch length on my machine.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only thing I did that the pattern did not suggest was to serge all inside seams. The fabric didn't require it for raveling purposes, however, it did tame down the flaking which was fairly severe at the cut edges. Here is a picture of the inside. To "defuzz" the cut edges that were part of the design, my new best friend became the lint roller to clean off all the excess. Here is a before and after pic of the cuffs. I had concern about setting the sleeves in on this bulky fabric but I was pleasantly surprized when they turned out fine. They are covered by the collar, anyway, but here is a pic of the sleeve cap.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes! My original intent when buying this pattern was to do my version of PattyE's , which I simply adore, but I saw view C when purchasing the pattern and then a few moments later happened on to a big bolt of Sherpa so I thought it must have been divine.
I love my jacket. My sister said I look like Julie Christie in Dr. Zhivago. Tells you how starved we are for cold weather in Houston.
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