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|Reviewed by:||MrsCharisma|| |
|Posted on:||4/13/14 4:32 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 3 people |
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|Fabric:||Boucle [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
This double-breasted jacket makes all the difference in the world! This lined jacket seems to be in two parts, but the slender long sleeves are firmly attached to the short wide sleeves
36-44, I cut a 42
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I mean, it's Burda mag. The instructions are cryptic. And the sleeve instruction was impossible. I'm sure I didn't do it right...but I just made it work.
Otherwise, it is fairly simple to put the bodice together. Logic gets you through it.
Oh, and I don't understand why they would have you sew the seam and THEN try to insert the pocket. So much easier to insert the pocket while the pieces are flat.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the asymmetry and the knit sleeves.
It's an oversized pattern so I wasn't thrilled with the amount of ease. The neckline is also really wide.
Wool blend boucle from Fabric.com. Pongee lining from FabricMart. Ponte from SR Harris Warehouse
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Inadvertently, I forgot to add seam allowances to the back facing. So it's TINY! Oooops!
Also, I added allowance to the cap sleeve but not a proper HEM allowance...so my lining peeks through.
I added 1" to the knit sleeves.
I decided to add black piping and a hanging chain. My piping sewing leaves much to be desired
My boucle wasn't really unraveling but I knew I wanted to stabilize it. However, I didn't want to added weight of block interfacing. So I cut strips of interfacing and fused it to the edges after cutting. I then serged the pieces. This seemed to work fine.
I used the fashion fabric for the pockets as my lining weight compared to the boucle was SO different that I didn't like the way the pockets felt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make the shorter version in black...but you can't have too many asymmetric jackets with big cap sleeves and knit undersleeves!
This is my first piece of outerwear and I went back and forth with loving and hating it the entire time I was sewing it! It needs a good pressing but I am happy with it! And the weather is still cool enough to wear it.
**It's been about a month (and yes, mid May is still jacket weather in the mornings!) and I *LOVE* this jacket. Love. Love. Love.
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