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Reviewed by:mitaliK

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Posted on:5/7/13 7:46 PM
Last Updated:3/24/16 3:17 PM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Coat/Jacket    
Fabric:Polyester Shantung  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Passport dress & jacket.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Somewhat. The instructions are clearly written for the gathering the collar are written very clearly. However, the instructions for the welt pockets aren't as clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Loved the jacket shown on the cover. Hence decided to make it. It isn't the everyday jacket the gathered collar makes all the difference.

Fabric Used:
It was a remnant so don't know exactly but it definitely polyester.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had limited fabric so I toned down the collar a little and made 3/4th sleeves rather than full.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Will defintely make the jacket in plain fabric (silk) and would exaggerate the collar.

Good for intermediate or advanced level.

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fauxgetaboutit said... (3/25/16 12:44 PM) Reply
So cute! Perfect fabric choice. Love the ruffle as it's nice but not overwhelming.
judypin said... (3/25/16 2:44 AM) Reply
I love that fabric! The jacket looks wonderful on you!!
Eg1976 said... (3/25/16 0:36 AM) Reply
Looks great!
leslan said... (3/24/16 10:41 PM) Reply
Great fit, construction and fabric. Looks great
carebare1 said... (3/24/16 9:33 PM) Reply
Quality job. Very good a matching the design. Very nice fabric.
shoes15 said... (3/24/16 7:31 PM) Reply
Interesting jacket. I like these less-formal looks for work - you get a jacket without all the stuffiness. Great pattern-matching on that and a super fit.
Holm Sown said... (3/24/16 5:05 PM) Reply
Your fabric choice is stunning and it looks great on you.
Living Beauty said... (3/24/16 4:49 PM) Reply
beautiful! you really made this pattern pop! the fabric is really working it! thanks for the review!
marleesmom said... (5/31/13 11:24 AM) Reply
This is just beautiful on you! And now I must make one for myself. Bravo.
Sue Parrott said... (5/29/13 10:03 AM) Reply
Your jacket is really cute! I hadn't noticed this pattern before. Thanks for drawing my attention to it.
RadarRadiance said... (5/29/13 9:18 AM) Reply
Love your fabric, cute jacket!
Lori V said... (5/29/13 7:09 AM) Reply
This is a very pretty jacket.
Cheryl in Chicago said... (5/18/13 0:00 AM) Reply
I agree with mad badger, I have the pattern, but did not "see" the jacket
madbadger said... (5/7/13 8:10 PM) Reply
This is one of those patterns that I never looked twice at but your version makes me want one of my own. Nice job - really great jacket!
Amiejean said... (5/7/13 8:05 PM) Reply
Wow! Beautiful. Great job and great review.
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