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Posted on:2/24/14 2:27 PM
Project Photo:New Look: 6035 by Alice Wang

New Look: 6035 by Alice Wang  New Look: 6035 by Alice Wang  
Pattern Photo:New Look 6035
New Look Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Rayon Poly Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Misses' Separates -- Misses' top, skirt, pants and jacket.

Pattern Sizing:
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!

Fabric Used:
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!)

Conclusion:
A great pattern, and a easy first jacket project for me -- and maybe for you too?

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MrsCharisma said...
Very cute! I have sewn the skirt and pants from this pattern and have had the jacket cut out for ages. Love it on you and in that color!
2/24/14 3:16 PM
Baja Susana said...
Very nice first jacket. You may want to adda button to the right of the existing button as a design element that will balance the placement. I am sure the sleeve issue is poor pattern drafting not your "massive" forearms.
2/24/14 3:57 PM
julie w said...
Your jacket looks lovely on you, perfect colour choice.
2/24/14 4:26 PM
MariannaSew2Pro said...
Like Susana said, it's not you, it's them!!! Lovely jacket, really well done and you look great.
2/24/14 5:07 PM
MariannaSew2Pro said...
Like Susana said, it's not you, it's them!!! Lovely jacket, really well done and you look great.
2/24/14 5:07 PM
carolynw said...
This looks amazing - and your first jacket - impressive!
2/24/14 7:47 PM
Jrhee said...
Very pretty - I love the color!
2/24/14 10:20 PM
TammyMJZ said...
I think you did a great job. I started a jacked (lined) in high school and never finished it. I just hated it. Plus I never saw myself wearing it. But this jacket you could wear with almost anything!
2/24/14 10:31 PM
endlesslyemily said...
Nice! It looks really polished and the color is flattering.
2/24/14 10:57 PM
NJcowgirl said...
First jacket!!!! beautifully done. Great color and fabulous fit.
2/25/14 4:28 PM
slmstyle said...
Very nice jacket-it fits you perfectly!
2/25/14 7:27 PM
 
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