Pattern Description: Jacket and vest pattern options
Pattern Sizing: regular misses
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, the basic shape of the jacket did, but with many added details
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them, but the instructions are very straightforward if you choose to use them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a basic princess line jacket which was perfect for adding the details I wanted to create my version of the "Marin" from All Saints.
Fabric Used: Matlasse which is a fabric woven in 2 layers to create an interesting texture. This texture is why I chose this fabrication for my jacket. I chose a brightly colored abstract floral print in Charmeuse for my lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added quilted details on the center of the upper sleeve, the shoulders and the center back of the jacket to simulate the "Marin's" details. I had to draft all of those pattern pieces and also pieces for the lining which the pattern didn't provide for. I also added heavy silver zippers to the front pockets to match the zipper I used on the front closure of the jacket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would use this pattern again because it's very basic and adaptable, however not with the quilted details. I would definitely recommend this pattern to others.
Conclusion: This jacket was a lot of work because of all the details I chose to add and all the handwork involved in creating a tailored jacket. All well worth the time it took to create and I'm very happy with the results!! This is a jacket I can wear for years and I will be making a pencil skirt in the future for a edgy suited look.
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