Sunday, April 8, 2012
Black Jacquard Coat - M5766
My evening coat was made using McCall's 5766. I was more pleased with how it turned out than the Vogue dress. This one has been in the stash for a couple years. And was the perfect complement to my dress.
Pattern Description: Misses' lined coats: Fitted across bust coats have empire waist, princess seams with pleated lower section, side seam pockets and sleeve variations; coats are above mid-knee length.
Pattern Sizing: 4-18; I used size 14 with modifications. View A
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. Except I omitted the slits in the cuffs and made the pleats a little longer for more shaping.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. No problems following them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything about the design of the coat.
- Wide Collar.
- Bell 3/4 sleeve.
- Empire waist.
- Princess seam - easy FBA.
- Big decorative button.
Dislikes - The pockets are about two inches too high.
Fabric Used: Black floral jacquard from JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I simple FBA and I added a few inches to the length of the coat. Plus the two changes mentioned above.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I plan to make one for my DD. And yes, I do recommend it to others.
Conclusion: I really like this coat. The style and fabric are perfect for a special occasion coat. This pattern was not difficult to sew.