|Pattern Description: |
Jersey blazer with front patch pockets, buttoned front, darted raglan sleeves, and subtle peplum.
34-52. I made my usual 34. This isn\'t made with a lot of ease, so if you\'re in between sizes and planning on layering, it might be good to size up - although I should specify, it\'s more fitted in the circumference of the jacket (when you go to button it up), but the raglan sleeves are roomy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was going to let the peplum craze pass me by, but I loved this jacket as soon as I saw it in the magazine. I like the raglan style combined with the slightly fitted jacket. The peplum is subtle and creates a nice silhouette, I think.
The button placket and collar have a facing, which is a technique which has simply never grown on me, to be honest. However, it\'s necessary here to maintain the clean lines, and it works.
Now, that I've made it up and worn it a bit, I wish I had interfaced the button holes, not just the facing. This might not be as bit a deal in a more stable fabric, but I can tell in my photos that my stretchy ponte roma knit is pulling on the button holes.
Ponte roma knit, which is perfect for it, although some thicker and stabler knits (possibly even a sweatshirting) would work well.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did a square shoulder alteration - this is easier to do in a darted raglan sleeve than a regular, but it\'s definitely something I\'ve been fine-tuning over the years as I\'ve never found a good source clearly demonstrating how to do it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love it and can see myself making it again in a different fabric.
Conclusion: Lovely jacket.