|Kwik Sew: 3716 (Jackets) - Type:Coat/Jacket|
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Fabric:||Microfiber [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: This is a pattern for a simple unlined jacket with shawl, standup collar. Arm princess seam in front with inseam pockets. Has short sleeve and long sleeve variants. Long sleeve is one piece, with dart. |
Pattern Sizing:XS to XL. I sewed XL but it was too big, especially in the arms.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Not as slim fitting as those on the models.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was attracted to the pattern because of the stand up collar and I still like this. For a jacket, this is a simple construction.
However, I don't like the fit of this-it seems oversized and unflattering. The arms in particular seem wide. The body is relatively easy to correct, but the arm fit is more daunting. I'm leaving this as is for now but may come back and correct the fit.
I've made 4 or 5 shawl collar garments in the last year and have not totally perfected the shoulder/neck right angle pivot seam.
Fabric Used: This is a wearable muslin for a project planned for a wool gabardine. I used a navy nylon microfiber for this garment, which has been in my stash for quite some time. I made a sleeveless sheath dress out of it last week, so with this jacket I have a matched suit. The fabric needs some more weight/structure for this jacket. Because neither gabardine or microfiber fuse well to interfacing, I experimented with using a sew-in interfacing consisting of a cotton lycra fabric, also in stash. I really like the final feel of the fabric and its weight. I interfaced the entire garment with the cotton, just serged the edges of the pieces--in one step both the seam finish and the attachment of the underlining. This has a nice look to it too, much better than a fused interfacing and I plan to use this approach again in other garments.The stretch cotton is cool and comfortable.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No, except the underlining/interfacing addition.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a NO-GO as a muslin--I'll find something else to do with the gabardine.
Conclusion: This unlined jacket is easy to construct and has a nice standup shawl collar. Also good front pockets. However, the fit is clunky, especially the wide arms.
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