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Sewaholic Patterns: 1103 (Minoru Jacket) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket
Review submitted in 2013 Lined Jacket Contest Contest    printable version
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Reviewed by:JennaF
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Posted on:10/24/13 2:05 PM
Project Photo:Sewaholic Patterns: 1103 by JennaF

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
The Minoru Jacket is a zip-front weekend jacket with a secret hood hidden inside the wide collar! If you prefer, skip the hood and let the dramatic collar be the focus. Flattering raglan sleeves are comfortable and easy-to-sew, and the elastic waistline creates a slim, curve-hugging silhouette.

Pattern Sizing:
0-16. I muslined both a size 6 & 8 but in the end went with the 8 for a bit more ease.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were; yes. In addition, the pattern designer hosted a sew along that has helpful tips & photos.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The results are just so professional. The pattern is very well drafted, the design is versatile. I love the top stitching.

This isn't so much a dislike, but I believe it is worth mentioning, you can see the seam allowances of the jacket lining inside the collar in front of the hood, so you'll want to be sure that it's finished well. I just pinked & zigzagged mine, but next time I'll bind it, I think (I don't own a serger right now).

Fabric Used:
Stretch twill from Fashion Fabrics Club. The lining is a polyester sating from

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added welt pockets. Did a .75" broad back alteration, raised the elastic 1", shortened coat at the hem (and placket) by 1.75", omitted the sleeve cuffs, instead using a self fabric facing at the sleeve by lengthening the fashion fabric sleeve 2". I also sized down to a size 4 in the hips, according to my measurements.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I do have plans for a warmer weather Minoru. I highly recommend this pattern.

A well drafted versatile pattern. I would love to sew another! More ramblings to be found on my blog if you're into that type of thing
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Quickie said...
...and there is your Minoru... You can be proud!
10/24/13 2:51 PM
MrsCharisma said...
It's done! It looks amazing!!!! Gah I need to buy this pattern!! Said in the whiniest voice ever! :) Great job on getting all figured out. You'll be whipping jackets out for all seasons!
10/24/13 3:33 PM
ArtAttack said...
Yes!! It turned out great! I love the color and the surprise of the lining. Great job! Good luck in the contest and thank you for entering!
10/24/13 3:48 PM
Deepika said...
Your jacket is gorgeous. Fits perfectly too. I am yet to sew mine. I might have to get that stretch twill too.
10/24/13 4:39 PM
AndreaSews said...
Your jacket is beautiful. Love that color!
10/24/13 8:17 PM
msschiel said...
Love this! Okay, all these recent reviews have me definitely ordering this pattern!
10/24/13 10:16 PM
Nenewhis said...
Now that's a beautiful jacket. Beautiful work, well done!
10/25/13 2:02 AM
KathleenS said...
Great jacket. I love the colour and the pockets are perfect - just what is needed.
10/25/13 3:39 AM
Scheri said...
Well done jacket
10/25/13 10:18 AM
PattyE said...
Wow great jacket!
10/25/13 10:04 PM
marec said...
Cute as can be! I love this style on you.
11/1/13 11:34 AM
grays08 said...
Ok, so maybe it pays off to muslin after all, lol! You did a wonderful job on this. It is so cute on you and really love your fabric choices too.
11/1/13 4:36 PM
petro said...
Wow that looks good, I want one!
11/4/13 8:21 AM
Margaret said...
Great-looking jacket! Nice work!
11/8/13 3:31 PM
sewin said...
Love this jacket. The colors are awesome.
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