Tuesday, January 3, 2012
M5860 Jacket Paired with Vogue 7608-A
I finished up M5860 in time to wear for a girls night out during the holiday week. A jean jacket that is figure flatting and stylish. I like everything about it:
patch pockets with flaps
longer length (makes me look slim)
fitting along the sides
Pattern Description: Misses' Unlined Jacket: Fitted, unlined jacket has princess seams, patch pockets with flaps, collar and collar band, long, two-piece sleeves with cuffs and optional jewel stone embellishments.
Pattern Sizing: 8-22; I used 14 with my usual modifications.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were great; nothing confusing. Nice pro tips including for resizing the under collar and tip on how to reposition the pocket after making a full bust adjustment.
One of the things I plan to do better in 2012 is to take a serious look at the layout and include comments on that in my review.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Like above at the start of the review.
Fabric Used: I used a stretch woven twill fabric from Vogue. The stretch in the fabric made it easy to "curve" the pocket and flap into position after making a full bust adjustment. Great fabric to work with for this project. Stretch woven is not recommended, but it is a good choice. Especially with a FBA.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made my usual adjustments, which are here. Additionally, I top-stitched around the flap and the pockets twice. I used smaller buttons on the sleeves in an effort to use what I ready had on hand.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I will make at least one more version of this jacket for the summer (white or beige).
Conclusion: This is a great slimming jacket pattern. Try it.
I made matching jeans using Vogue 7608. This time I made view A, flare leg pants. I changed the design on the pockets and exclude the design on the pant leg. Now I have a few pairs of jeans for the weekend.