|This jacket totally rocks!|
I love the fabric, the line of the jacket, the way the button (soon to be buttons) pop against the floral camo of the fabric. It's just very. Very me!
From the Sew Serendipity book that has taunted me since I bought it some three years ago, I finally decided to pull out the pattern papers and make something, At first, I had no clue what I would make. The cover skirt is my favourite but clothing; fitted things like pants or skirts, scare me right now. A jacket seemed like a good idea, so voila! The Parisian Jacket, made with the finest $2 per meter fabric I could find!
Pattern Description:†This hip-length jacket is aptly named the Parisian Jacket, as once it was finished it reminded me of Paris and the Chanel style. I guess it is the way the fabric came together along with the button tabs.
Pattern Sizing:†Ladies sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?†Yes, though my button tabs kind of blend into the fabric, I wasn't thrilled with the reversed tabs look.
Were the instructions easy to follow?†It's easy, but it can be confusing. The main part of the instructions are at the front of each section, so there is some flipping back and forth between the main sections and sections concerning the particular variation you are working on. Little post-it note tabs on relevant pages are an easy way to mark the pages you need.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?†I can see this being very versatile. I imagine making another one using a mix of leather, silk and lace, and it would be completely different from this version.
Fabric Used:†An unknown medium weight fabric with a little stretch found in the $2 clearance section of Fabricville.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:†I only switched the way the tab is oriented on the sleeves, but other than that, I did change a thing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?¬†Yes! It was fast and easy to put together and quite flattering on me. As I mentioned earlier, I found an old leather skirt and have some silk and lace in my stash so I am planning on making another one really soon!
Conclusion:†A great pattern that I can see sewing up over and over again.