Sunday, February 16, 2014

Next Up - Anorak Jacket



McCall's 6531 in View C ( the white one in the bottom right corner)
From McCall's website

This is the pattern for my next Mood Sewing Network project using Soft Purple Floral Outerwear - the description 
"This polyester taffeta-like fabric would make a stylish trenchcoat or anorak, with its soft, washed floral print. Pretty shades of purple and charcoal. Crisp like a taffeta, medium-weight. "



  I feel it the fabric has a bit of water repellent tendencies and with the medium-weight will help keep the wind from cutting right through the jacket.  This is just what I need for a spring rain type coat.

I am not going to line this coat but instead use flat fell seams throughout.  This feature will be particularly nice with the rolled up sleeves.




21 comments:

  1. Oh, I've got this pattern too...I'll be watching for your purple version!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, I think this is a great looking pattern.

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  2. Can't wait to see this! I have this pattern as well, am planning a spring jacket in linen, unlined. It's so cute!

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    1. Thanks, Coco, linen would make a great jacket.

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  3. I saw that fabric at the store and I loved it! Cannot wait to see your jacket :)

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    1. That is cool you saw it in person, one of these days I am going to NYC and the fashion district.

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  4. Can't wait to see this!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, it will have some very special touches and notions!

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  5. I'm making your comment section sound like a broken record, but I've got this pattern on my short list as well, and can't wait to see what you have to say about it when it's done. :)

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    1. That is too funny. I am anxious to see the finished project, it isn't a hard sew just lots of finishing details.

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  6. Oooh, pretty fabric!!!

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    1. It is so wonderful to sew, presses and holds the press, easy to stitch.

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  7. Lori how did you know that I've been craving a great anorak jacket??? Can't wait to read your review of this pattern.

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    1. I just have ESP, Faye and knew we were on the same wavelength! Seriously, this pattern has been on my list for some time and with spring coming it is a perfect time to make this jacket.

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  8. Oh such a great pattern! I can hardly wait to see what you do with it. The fabric is gorgeous! I picked this pattern for the green military look! Love the version you chose!

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    1. I have a military one (RTW) and it is fun to wear. I think this will be a nice combination of fabric and pattern.

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  9. Well, I am another one that has that pattern and mine is cut out. I am making mine more of a military style jacket in kind of a grey khaki, unlined as well. I am thinking of doing Hong Kong seams with a navy print.

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    1. I can't wait to see your jacket. I had thought about Hong Kong finish but with my fabric, I went with the other finish.

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  10. I really like the look of this pattern. I always think about making an anorak, they're so versatile but it never seems to make it to the top of my list! Can't wait to see how yours turns out.

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