Monday, September 12, 2011

McCall's 5477

Pattern Description: Semi-fitted lined jacket, hip length has notched or shawl collar, princess seams, bias side front and side back panels, shoulder pads and centre back vent.

Sizing: 8 to 20

Likes/dislikes:  I liked this pattern the first time I saw it and purchased it right away.  It is OOP now but I am happy finally to have made it.  I think the plaid version would be so fun to make.

I like the fitted jacket style, the bit of peplum look without the fullness. Interesting collar and sleeve variations are more likes.  The only dislike is it takes quite a bit of fabric 2-3/4 yards and it does take some time to construct.  The time is worth it though.

Fabric:  A Vera stretch sateen from  I had to be very creative as I only had 2 yards of fabric.  This meant 3/4 sleeve and the front facing is pieced but it doesn't show from the right side.

Changes: Only changes were due to my fabric shortage.  The rest of the construction is followed per the instructions.

Instructions:  Were very clear and concise.  I really like the dart in the front and front facing, makes a natural roll line.  The instructions were also clear on all the pressing direction and the lining construction. Also, the front facing (which extends to side seams) and back hem facing are a nice addition to the lining process and add some structure to the garment and the gathered areas.

you can see the dart here
Conclusion:  Another winner in the jacket sewing.  Again this jacket was made for Erin and she loved it.
We both really like the silver buttons on the jacket and the back tab adds great interest.

I cannot get my dressform to fill out the shoulder area in these jackets.  It just isn't broad enough.

Erin wants one more sewn item (at least for the time being) a knit shirt from a New Look pattern.  I do have time to sew for her as my dryer is broken again (second time in a month), this means I haven't been able to prewash any of the fabric from that big box!

One more note - check out the anniversary winners - two people have not claimed their prizes.  The other three were mailed on Friday.


  1. Beautiful colour. I made this jacket a long time ago - at a point when it was beyond my level of skill. Time to revisit I think.

  2. It looks fantastic! The bold colour suits the flamboyant details of the jacket.

  3. A wonderful color for a jacket. Well done!

  4. This is precious! I'd love to make one for my daughter.

  5. It's SO pretty! I am just chuckling to myself because I have that same pattern...I tell you, we're twins separated from birth!Don't you justl love that Vera Sateen?

  6. I would love to see how Erin wears it. What will she pair it with? It's a lovely jacket - great job. g

  7. absolutely beautiful, I love this color and of course the design lines are so lady like.

  8. I love that jacket! Such a neat design and very pretty color. Great job!

  9. Oh my gosh I love everything about this jacket, I can't remember when I last made one and now I have an urge!

  10. Lovely jacket. I have this pattern too, but have not sewn it yet.