review here and blog post here then I made it back in March 2008, see review here and blog post here.
My latest version is for me. Lynne and I talk about Cabi Canary quite a bit and she was so excited about the entire Ponte collection. I liked many of the items and had purchased 3 yards of gray ponte from Fabricmart a couple of weeks ago. My intention was for a cardigan and a simple skirt, well plans change. Lynne is going to make the trench coat and said she was looking at this McCall's pattern for her version. Her enthusiasm was contagious and I fell on the Ponte Trench Coat bandwagon.
|Ann Taylor Loft|
So the information. I made a size 10, a size smaller than my normal jacket size. I ended up taking the jacket in more on the side seams, shoulder seams, underarms and top of sleeves. I kept trying on this jacket and heading to the mirror to see what I needed to do for fitting. I wanted this jacket on the slimmer side, as it looked in the Cabi picture
My advice would be if using a Ponte knit, go down a size. I did not line this jacket due to the many size adjustments I made after some of the construction was complete. I felt I could not even come close to getting the lining to be the correct size, so I used some black knit and finished the facings
Here on me
I will style it quite differently - just came home and put on the Ponte trench for pictures.
I do think this is a piece I will wear quite a bit and will be a nice addition to my closet.
Thanks Lynne, can't wait to see yours.