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|Sewaholic Patterns: 1103 (Minoru Jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|About kealoha |
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|Posted on:||2/5/13 7:14 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $17.98 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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The Minoru Jacket is a zip-front weekend jacket with a secret hood hidden inside the wide collar! If you prefer, skip the hood and let the dramatic collar be the focus. Flattering raglan sleeves are comfortable and easy-to-sew, and the elastic waistline creates a slim, curve-hugging silhouette.
No need to choose between having a hood OR a cute collar. The hood is tucked away in the wide, roomy collar, ready for when you need it, but stays hidden when you don’t! The collar looks great done up or left open. The jacket is fully lined, with interior patch pockets to stash your cards and keys safely and out of sight.
Practical and pretty!
Sizes: 0-16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!) I made mine in a size 12 but graded the hips down to a 4.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
For the most part, yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I think they were but I was mostly following the sew-along pages on the sewaholic website and those were very detailed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the optional hood, the elastic waist, the high collar and especially the slim-fit.
I only dislike that there are no front pockets on the original pattern, but they are very easy to add.
Polyester suiting for the main fabric. Polyester satin for the lining. Sweatshirt fleece for the front pocket lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made up the pattern in a size 12 but graded down to 4 at the hips because I'm not pear shaped. I raised the waist 1". For the inner pockets, I didn't add velcro. But I added front welt pockets because I love and need pockets on a jacket. I made an embroidery floss bracelet for the hanging loop and I also lined the hood in my lining fabric. I added a placket behind the zipper so that the metal zipper wouldn't touch my face.
I made a huge mistake during the construction and put in one of the collar pieces upside-down and when I ripped it out and put it back in, because I had already serged the seams, the piece was smaller, so I had to adjust the all the pieces to fit. This made the length shorter and the collar more narrow as well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I definitely recommended this pattern to others. So many people have made it that there are so many great ideas and resources on other blogs to piggy-back off of.
I might make it again one day. I don't need too many jackets as it is, so if I ever make it again, it would be to maybe make it in a heavy wool so that I can use it when I visit home in Canada.
This was my biggest yet most successful project yet. The pattern is amazing and the options to personalize it are endless. If this is your style, I think everyone should give it a go!
Front hood on
Front hood off
Back hood out
Back hood in
For more photos, please check out my blog post: http://eleynagomez.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/minoru-completed/
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