Misses Jacket and Vest. I sewed view D with the flounce.
Misses 8-16. I sewed a size 10 thru the shoulders, bust morphing to a 12 at the waist and 14 at the lower edge. It fits perfect.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but I like my fabric much better than the fleece it is pictured in.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were fine. This is a very easy sew, everything went together easily and with no problems.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the flounce on this. It has just enough "flounce" to it, enough to add a touch of femininity without being frilly. The collar is interesting as it is two pieces with the wrong sides together, sewn onto the front, the turn of cloth allows the under collar wrong side to show, the outer edges are left unsewn. I really liked how it added a nice contrast to the collar. There was nothing I disliked.
I used a cotton knit from Vogue Fabrics that I recently ordered. It is super cozy and comfortable, similar to a lightweight fleece in weight and has about 25-30% stretch cross grain. I used the same fabric to make the "Magic Pencil Skirt" by Pamela's Patterns which I absolutely LOVE. I made corded buttonholes for the first time to help prevent stretching of the buttonholes in the knit. My samples sewed out beautifully. I used lightweight tear away stabilizer under bottom layer of fabric and scraps of water soluble stabilizer on top, with buttonhole thread as the cording. Grabbed the jacket to sew the real ones and my machine did not like the real jacket! The left side of the buttonhole sewed perfectly but the right side really needed help feeding through the machine. Fortunately with the pattern of the fabric it is not noticeable and the knit does not fray.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None other than morphing between multiple sizes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I highly recommend it and WILL definitely sew this again.
Great quick jacket with a lovely feminine shape.