|Pattern Description: |
From the pattern envelope: "Fitted, lined jacket has collar, shoulder pads, yokes, side pannels, no side seams, welt pockets and two-piece sleeves with vent, button and buttonhole trim. Semi-fitted, slightly flared pants have raised waist with mock band, carriers, side front pockets, fly front zipper and hook closure. Purchased belt. Biase, selfbinding finished waist facing. Semi-fitted blouse has bias collar extending into tie ends, single-layer flounce (wrong side shows) with very narrow hem, french seams, two piece sleeves with ruching and invisible zipper and narrow hem. Bias binding and neck facing finish neckline and armholes.
Multi-sized pattern: A5( 6 to 14) and E5 (14-22)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions and illustrations for the pants were great.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE that this is a multi-sized pattern and with the help of "Fast Fit Easy Pattern Alterations for Every Figure" by Sandra Betzina I was able to figure out the correct size according to my body shape. I also like the generous size of the pockets and the raised waist is very comfortable.
No dislikes. I think this is a great pant pattern.
I used a wool suiting fabric (95% wool, 5% cashmere).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the length to suit my 5' 1" height.
I left off the belt loops. They are quite narrow and I did try to turn them over without a loop turner. "Tried" is the key word in that last sentence and reminds me that I should search for my loop turner. But the fit is very comfortable and I really don't need a belt with these pants.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, and yes.
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