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Posted on:2/1/14 6:22 PM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Fleece  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Very loose-fitting, pullover top or unlined jacket have collar, front and back extending into upper sleeves, lower sleeves and stitched hems, topstitching. View B has an asymmetrical front zipper closing.

Pattern Sizing:
XS - XXL or 29 1/2 bust thru 48 bust

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Super easy. Two pages of instructions and if you don't count the language translations and the glossary terms, instructions would easily fit on just one page.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Of course I love the big collar and the asymmetrical front closure.

Fabric Used:
The main black fabric was some cheap polar fleece that was used as packing material from a recent e-bay purchase I made (I'm sure it's the cheapest stuff out there, but I couldn't let it go to waste!). Stripe fabric on the sleeves is a cotton/poly knit. Polka dot collar is also a polar fleece. Pocket is a cotton knit.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a size XS and it is very roomy. No fitting darts in this pattern!
I could have easily taken in a few inches on each side to make it a little smaller, but I kind of like the roomy factor. It is very comfy to wear.

For the zipper - I didn't want just a plain zip so I combined a white zipper and a black zipper to make one zip. Luckily, I had separating zippers in my stash that the teeth matched so it worked. I also added polka dot ribbon to the sides of the front next to the zipper.

The front seemed a bit plain, so I added a pocket with a flap and button to it as well.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes.

A uniquely styled jacket that is comfortable to wear. More views and details of the pocket construction are on my blog.

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TJSEWS said...
I love how you combined all of the different fabrics to make a very stylish and whimsical jacket. Love it and you look great in it!
2/1/14 6:30 PM
pammieh said...
Great job -- I love the style of the jacket and wonderful choice of fabrics!!
2/1/14 6:56 PM
RoseE said...
Digging your style and your big collars!
2/1/14 7:08 PM
SewWil said...
Beautiful jacket. Love your changes to this. The two-colored zipper is very clever.
2/1/14 7:50 PM
mm said...
I love it.
2/1/14 8:45 PM
sacjeanie said...
I love this version of the top. Your pocket is perfect.
2/1/14 9:28 PM
JDpenelope said...
Love your combination of fabrics. Now, I want this pattern!
2/2/14 7:35 AM
ceedee said...
Love your jacket and love your sense of style and no-fear to make it your own! Combining zippers - who does that? Love your fabric story too. Looks great and you are inspiring :-)
2/2/14 11:19 AM
BillieJean said...
Great jacket!
2/2/14 4:18 PM
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