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|Reviewed by:||Alice Wang|| |
|Posted on:||2/24/14 2:27 PM |
New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 2 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Rayon Poly Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Misses' Separates -- Misses' top, skirt, pants and jacket.
4-16. I made a size 4 (but see alteration below)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of. My fabric is a block coloured one, and I'm wearing it without rolling up the sleeves so I think mine looks a little less formal.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This was my first ever jacket, and I thought the instructions were great as I had no trouble following it. I chose this pattern as my first jacket project as it is unlined - I thought I'd ease myself into the world of jackets!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the simple design of the jacket (cannot comment on the other garments yet), as it's princess lined. Ideally I would prefer the lapel to be a bit less wide. Although I did not use it this time, with another jacket I might do a contrasting facing for the sleeve rolled-up look, too!
I don't actually know what the fabric is...I want to say it's somewhere between a twill, viscose and a poly blend. It has a very soft hand, and is comfortable to wear. I really liked the dark red/wine colour and how soft it is, so had to have it!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Very weirdly, the only alteration that I had to make was to let the bottom half of the sleeves out a bit. Now I had no idea that I had disproportionately massive forearms, but New Look has shown me just how blissfully unaware I was... The rest of the jacket fitted fine, if not a little on the loose side for my liking (you might have noticed that the button is a little off centre to pull the jacket in), but I ended up letting out each sleeve by just under 2cm in the forearm area!! Without the alteration I could just about get my (massive) forearms through the sleeves, but bending my elbow was a chore. After the alterations I could just about roll up the sleeves.
So be warned! This might just be the pattern that reveals a hidden weirdness of your body... OR could it be that the sleeves for smaller sizes are drafted a little bit too narrow? I'll have to leave you to decide for yourselves...
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I think I would sew it again, but next time I would like to line it, take the seams in slightly for a better fit (and a more centralised button) and reduce the width of the lapel.
I would, without hesitation, recommend this to others, but I would also warn you about the sleeves... (but I would also bear in mind that it could just be an issue for me!)
A great pattern, and a easy first jacket project for me -- and maybe for you too?
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