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Reviewed by:mew55

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Posted on:6/20/14 11:40 AM
Last Updated:6/24/14 2:13 AM
Pattern Size:Petite 
Project Photo:Islander Sewing Systems: 218 by mew55

Islander Sewing Systems: 218 by mew55  Islander Sewing Systems: 218 by mew55  
Pattern Photo:Islander Sewing Systems 218
Islander Sewing Systems Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $22.95 Pattern Details
Fabric:Cotton Duck  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:

Pattern Sizing:xxs

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?yes but I needed to review the Craftsy class sometimes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like how it all went together so nicely.

Fabric Used:It was a cotton home decor fabric but had the look and feel of denim. I was concerned about the thickness but had no problems.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Shortened the sleeves 2 inches

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I would sew it again if I needed another jacket.

Conclusion: I enjoyed the class Sew Better Sew Faster ...I have never made a coat or jacket before or sewn welt pockets or sewn without using pins. I didn't have topstitching thread...I used "Heavy" thread on top and regular in the bobbin. Used a #18 needle. I didn't even use one spool of the "Heavy" topstitching thread. I used a scrap piece of 1x2 pine wood for the clapper and finger pressed the small curved seams. Used a hammer to flatten the bulky seams.

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Sharonspils said...
Great jacket!
6/25/14 10:51 PM
redside said...
Very impressive!
6/24/14 10:46 AM
Happy10821 said...
Great work...the top stitching is fabulous!
6/22/14 7:00 AM
donna wicks said...
Love your jacket. I have this pattern and had forgotten about it until now. You did a great job on this.
6/21/14 2:49 PM
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