Women’s jackets with collar and sleeve variations
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? Very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the ruffled collar. I dislike how fabric requirement charts used on Project Runway patterns are for the individual garment elements. I ended up with enough fabric leftover for a skirt. I am a little surprised that this pattern doesn’t include a lining, but was too lazy to create one. The only design element that I’m not thrilled with is that the pockets are quite small. My keys keep falling out. However, with the empire-waist seam and the front and side front panels, there is no way to make them bigger.
Fabric Used:corduroy from fabric.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used the long, straight sleeve with the ruffled collar. As for alterations: FBA, narrow shoulder, full bicep and above the waist petite adjustment. There are no lines to indicated petite fold placements.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I would recommend it to others, but it’s a unique jacket. I’m not sure I need another one in my wardrobe.
Conclusion: I am not normally a ruffle gal, but the collar is really growing on me. I’ve put off sewing a fall jacket for so long because I didn’t want to deal with all the fussy details. This jacket showed me that jackets aren’t too much work and having a well-fitting jacket is worth it. I’m now ready to take on a more challenging jacket.