I finished this jacket a few days after Christmas, but didn't want to review it until I posted my year end review for 2010. It part of the Threads Magazine Collection. I made the skirt of this pattern three times already. This first jacket can be worn with either skirt.
Here is my review:
Pattern Description:Misses' Jacket with Front Variations and Skirt.
Pattern Sizing:6 - 22, I used 14 with modifications
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, I lengthen the sleeves.
Were the instructions easy to follow?No problems. A breeze.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?There were two things, in particular, that I liked about this pattern: the pleating at the back waist and the pleating at the front of jacket view C. I thought both design elements were nice and I didn't own any pattern that made this design. No dislikes.
Fabric Used:Wool blend from Fishman's Fabrics. I purchased it over 15 years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:A little bit of both.
FBA, prominent shoulder blades
Design - Lengthen the sleeves and Added lining.
The process for adding the lining to this jacket was very simple. I used the front, back and sleeves patterns to cut the lining. On the center back lining I added about two inches on the fold on that pattern piece to make the back pleat. After attaching the front band, I attached the lining finishing it as you would any other lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I plan to sew view C of the jacket. And yes, I recommend this one to others. This would be a good wardrobe pattern for beginners to test their sewing skills for making a princess seam jacket. Also, this is a great wardrobe builder. The skirt is simple and versatile; it can be worn with a variety of tops and jackets.
Conclusion: This is a nice little pattern that is great for beginners who want to test their sewing skills for jacket making.