|Sewaholic Patterns: 1103 (Minoru Jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Posted on:||3/9/13 10:32 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Wool Coating [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Zip-front weekend jacket with a secret hood hidden inside the wide collar! Flattering raglan sleeves are comfortable and easy-to-sew, and the elastic waistline creates a slim, curve-hugging silhouette.
I made a size 12, but made a little extra room at the elbows and added a godet in the center back for extra hip room
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Almost! I made a lot of modifications, but the underlying structure is the same.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes! Between the printed pattern instructions and Tasia's sew-along online, you can't go wrong.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that it is designed for pear shaped ladies like me. I love the hood (a generous size which will actually shield your face from the weather, unlike some skimpy hoods). Some people complained about sleeve length, but it was just right for me. Also, if you are making this as a raincoat and intend to be active in it, I think longer sleeves are appropriate - you need the extra length/room for mobility. I like the elastic waist. I think it does need some sort of pockets on the exterior, so I added side seam pockets.
Wool coating for the exterior. Cotton flannel for the lining. And bemberg rayon to line the sleeves (underlined in flannel).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Oh boy, I made a lot. I made the hood detachable. I made the collar shorter in front. I made overlapping plackets in front to cover the zipper. I omitted the elastic from the cuffs. I added extra room at the elbows. I raised the waist elastic about 1/2 inch. I added side seam pockets. I added toggles. More details on my blog: http://errantpear.blogspot.com/2013/03/finished-minoru.html
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I will definitely sew this jacket again, but I will stick more to the intended style instead of trying to make this pattern into something else. I made a lot of changes but this jacket doesn't really need them (unless you're trying to make a hybrid Minoru-dufffle coat like me!) It is an excellent pattern on its own.
Like it a lot! Any dislikes are a result of my own alterations.
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