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|Reviewed by:||clcruick|| |
|Posted on:||4/18/14 8:02 PM |
|Last Updated:||4/18/14 8:10 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular |
Jalie Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Coat/Jacket Outerwear |
|Available for sale on PR: $12.75 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: Zip-front jacket or hoodie with front pockets in princess seam and self-fabric cuffs and hem bands and stylish topstitching.|
Pattern Sizing: 27 sizes F-FF
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although I blocked my colours.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Jalie has terrific instructions. There are written directions that are more an order of construction. These are accompanied by illustrations that help make things clear. There are many small pieces in this jacket (sleeves and hood have four each!) and I chose to put them together first, rather than following the instructions precisely.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the opportunities to play with colour. The pattern has many pieces and offers a lot of scope for such play. I love the hood; I call it the medieval executioner hoodie (mostly due to colour choices, but also shape)!
Fabric Used: Rayon ponte knit in black and heather grey from Queen Textile, Toronto. This is a lovely fabric to wear, breathable and soft. It has more stretch in the lengthwise grain.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations. In future, I would probably shorten the jacket. The jackets are shown in solid colours and I chose to block my colours.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would like to sew this one again. I had some mishaps with the collar and collar facing, and ended up redoing a lot of the finishing details. This is not to be discouraging to anyone else; it was my own inattention! It really is a great pattern and quite easy to put together when one is attentive!
Conclusion: This is a great pattern for a light jacket. It is quick to make up and makes a great piece for transitional weather. There are opportunities to play with colour or pattern in the fabric(s) used.
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