|McCall's: 6531 (Misses' Unlined Jackets and Belt) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Posted on:||7/22/13 2:16 PM |
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McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Microfiber [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Unlined parkas in two lengths
XS-S-M or L-XL-XXL in envelope. Although I usually make a 16, I usually find L(16-18) to be big, so I chose M(12-14).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I made View C but haven't added the cord stops yet since Fabricland was out of them the day I shopped for notions.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, except for the patch pocket on View C. I couldn't make sense of the instructions, so I just got it on there as best I could. I also didn't quite use their method for inserting the zipper. The instructions say to open the zipper before pinning to the two sides. I knew mine would never line up if I did that, so I closed it to pin and baste and opened to stitch. Watch the direction of the teeth. I think I turned the coat inside out to pin and baste the closed zipper.
Elastic Casing. I recommend thread tracing the placement lines for the casing so you can see them on the right side. I hadn't even marked them and just eyeballed the casing application. Their guide for the waist elastic measures 29 3/4". I found this a bit snug and would suggest cutting the elastic to your waist measurement if that (like mine) happens to be larger.
I made all of mine the same size, to fit the buttons; however those for the cord, especially at the hem should have been smaller to fit within the hem allowance.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think the cords hanging down the back on View C are pretty silly, but I did as I was told. Besides looking odd, I anticipate sitting on the cord stops won't be too comfortable. I suspect I will be removing the cord at the bottom. If I were making it again, and wanted a cord at the bottom, I'd have it come out the front as in View B.
Canadian Mist -- a sueded water-repellant microfiber-cotton from Sewing Studio.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened sleeves and body 1". I had a metal-toothed separating zipper on hand that was a couple of inches shorter than specified, but since I had shortened the body 1" and didn't think the zipper had to come right to the top of the collar I went ahead and used it.
Seam Finishes. I used a mock flat fell seam finish without the extra row of topstitching.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would, if I didn't already have so many other jacket patterns in my stash. Just for fun and practice, I also made the pocket for View B. It's quite cute and I think I might make the shorter version some day.
I'm really happy with this jacket. It looked quite complicated in the photo but actually went together quite easily, step by step.
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