Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Notes on a Pattern - McCall 7057, View B
Today's installation of Notes on a Pattern is McCall's 7057. This is a new fall Palmer/Pletsch jacket. At first sight, I knew I would make it. For some unknown reason, JoAnn's does not have the new patterns when they are first released. When it was finally available in stores, I was lucky to find this one still in the box next to the cabinets.
Anyway.. What do I like about this jacket? Several weeks ago, I pinned a similar jacket on my Pinterest board: This Should be In My Closet. I like the hood that doubles as a shawl collar; it is a comfy versatile wrap jacket that can be dressed up or down; and, finally, it's easy to make.
It's described as a loose-fitting, unlined vest and jackets have front extending into hood or collar and side front seams. View B has a belt, self-lined front and pockets. It has princess seams, which are not clearly illustrated in drawing. The guide sheet shows the design lines more clearly.
This is a Palmer/Pletsch pattern. Fitting and tips included. Because I really like this jacket, I'm moving it to the top of the list of things to make. I'm still hunting for the right fabric for it. Fabric.com has a wool melton that would probably fit the bill. Polar fleece is another option.
So, what do you think about this new pattern?