Fitted jacket with several options giving very different looks Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not yet on me but might do one day...second test garment looks much better now I've gone down a size. Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes so far but I don't think they are as clear as other patterns from the big 4 (might be I'm not used to them) I like the numbered notches. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I couldn't get the sleeves to look right on first test garment. Second version seems better. Love the look of peplum and collar in version 2 but also tempted with version c. Fabric Used:
Furnishing cotton from stash to test the fitting. Second test garment is some linen from stash. Final will be wool. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Usual body adjustments and every combination of more sleeve, less sleeve, different angle. Next step might be to convert to normal sleeves.
For second garment , after advice in the comments I went down a size and let out seam allowances where I need a bit more room. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I really want to make a wool version but not as it is so it needs it sit in the naughty box for a while...
I'm more inclined to finish this purple version and move onto the wool. Conclusion:
Unfinished and left to think about its behaviour. I love the shpe of the patter and raglan sleeves are usually a good option for my shoulders but not this time it seems. I searched for ages to find a jacket I really liked and wanted to make in very expensive Donegal Tweed. I will have another go in a while. Sorry to be vague!
Now I've got a better fit with the purple, I'll sleep on it and prob change my overall verdict. Thanks to all the help and comments. Hope you agree thus one fits better.