Pattern description: Misses' jackets with detail and collar variations. Optional details include button tabs, ruffled fronts, pleated collar and cuffs, elasticized cuffs, drawstring collar, zipper front
Sizing: 6 to 24
Instructions: They are very good. Simplicity gives detailed written instructions plus illustrations for this pattern. The instructions are very good for the pocket which is a bit unique in design. It is built into the princess seaming of the jacket. First step is to construct the pocket flap and attach it to the front panel:
|You can see the seam here,|
This jacket is unlined and I really like how the front facing piece (same as the front piece) is shaped. This hides all the seaming from the pockets and gives you a much cleaner finish.
this tutorial (one I had posted earlier) for the interfacing and a clean edge on the facing.
Likes/Dislkes: I was digging through my pattern stash looking for a lightweight jacket pattern and discovered I really don't have too many. This one won for a couple of reasons: 1. I didn't need a zipper (mine have all disappeared since Meredith has been making zipper jewelry. 2. the fabric requirements were close to my yardage 3. looked appropriate for a 21 year-old
The pattern had great structure and some stylish details
I also liked the back tab details, the belt look without having to deal with a belt
Changes: The only one was to eliminate the wide elastic cuff on the sleeve. The reason - I did not have enough fabric, short by 2", so I added 1" to the sleeve cut line on View C and that worked perfectly. My daughter and I wear the same size. She has a bit broader shoulders and is a couple inches shorter. The sleeves are too short for my, so they will be just right for her :). On my dressform and on me, the shoulders are a bit wider on this jacket, so I think the fit will be perfect for her.
Conclusion: My daughter is thrilled to have another jacket besides her Columbia fleece jacket. This will look stylish when she is going to work or great for a more casual weekend look.
I have fabric and a zipper (hidden from Meredith) for View B, which is for me. That will wait a few days, I have a couple more gray pieces of fabric to sew up. It must be the winter weather hanging around here making me want to sew gray fabric.
These pictures were taken with a flash and an overhead light, so a bit of light bouncing off the fabric.
Close-up of collar: