|Colette Patterns: 1023 (Anise) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Posted on:||1/7/13 4:34 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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A multi-season jacket in a classic short length. This double breasted jacket has gentle shaping, a simple rounded collar, and tailored sleeves. The one-piece front makes it easy to incorporate patterns such as plaids or stripes. Anise can be made with with either full length sleeves (version 1) or below-elbow cropped sleeves (version 2). Learn to create single welt pockets and insert a jacket lining as you sew.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less, although I added bust darts
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very, and I followed the Colette Anise sewalong on their blog, which added additional tips and descriptive photos that were really helpful with the more complicated areas
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a great introduction to sewing jackets, as there are no very complicated tailoring techniques, yet you get a smart little jacket at the end and you feel like a star!
Some sort of looser weave cotton, which unfortunately bags a bit with wear... I would definitely recommend a more stable outer fabric for sure. I used cotton batiste for the underlining and Bemberg rayon for the lining... both excellent choices.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a 2" FBA and chose to add darts to add some shaping, as the swing jacket look would have been very unflattering on me without it. As it was, adding the darts made the jacket have the shape it was intended to, on my body. I also lengthened the sleeves by about 2" and sewed narrower seam allowances on the sleeves as they were tight in the upper arm. I also adjusted the armscye as that too, was quite tight.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I did sew it again, I would use a more stable fabric; perhaps a wool for a warmer coat or a more stable lightweight weave for spring. I probably won't sew it again anytime soon though, because I would rather have other looks for additional coat options
Great coat pattern for someone who's never sewn one before - it's a perfect introduction to get yourself comfortable with the process, as well as learning to insert a lining and make welt pockets
Click Here for my blog post and more pics
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