Very loose fitting jackets have stitched or serged seam and hem options. Included are Nancy Zieman's time saving tips. Pattern Sizing:
A "very loose fitting jacket" has over 10" of ease (McCalls ease chart). I went down by 2 sizes and made an XS. I highly recommend downsizing as there's just too much ease. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Eh, kind of. I made some changes. Were the instructions easy to follow?
Simple instructions as always with Nancy Zieman. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the shawl collar but the sizing should be revised. I'm also not a fan of how the ties pull the back forward adding bulk to the front. Fabric Used:
A two sided ponte de roma; grey and red with a crinkled texture. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added pockets, but then, as this is one of my first serger projects I screwed up my rolled hem and had to cut it shorted. And now the pockets show. I cut a xs instead of a m Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I won't be making it again... but you should give it has potential. Conclusion:
I wanted a sweater that would fit with some grey trousers. In the end I think I have something that resembles more of a short bathrobe than a knit jacket. It has been relegated to my home wardrobe of yoga pants and and warm sweaters, because it is quite cozy.