Pattern Description: Chanel style jacket in two different lengths, 3/4 sleeves and small patch pockets, Wrap skirt also included in the pattern
Pattern Sizing: "Burda Young" 6-20. I sewed size 12 view A. This just fit. Perhaps because it is a Burda young pattern, not a lot of spare room!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes though I lengthened the sleeves slightly and omitted the tie fastening. I made a straight skirt (Burda 8765) in black velvet to wear with it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were fairly straightfoward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I chose this pattern for the small amount of material required. It provided me with the opportunity to add some black velvet ribbon as trim. I liked the small slits at the bottom of the sleeves and at the bottom of the seam in the back of the jacket
Fabric Used: Harris Tweed for the main body, black velvet for sleeve and front facings, black velvet ribbon trim, satin for lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used some fabric left from a coat I had made (see review Burda 7423) so I could only lengthen the sleeves as far as the material allowed. I used black velvet for both the sleeve and front facings. The slits in the bottom of the sleeves allowing this contrast to show slightly. I didn't use any fastenings, preferring the jacket to fall open and show the black velvet facing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew this jacket again in the future. I would recommend the pattern to others and suggest that it might be useful for someone wanting to do some tailoring without too many complications.
Conclusion: This is a useful jacket to have in your wardrobe. It can be worn with skirt or trousers and could be suitable for most occasions if made of appropriate material.