Jacket Complete

As you can tell from the look on my face, I’m not just happy that I’m finished with my jacket, but am pretty pleased with the way it turned out. While it’s not the best example of my sewing, it’s not the worst either.

So, my overall opinions? First off, I LOVE the pattern. It’s well designed and looks great on (either casual or dressy). There are a few minor errors that I spotted in the pattern and instructions (the faux pocket flap sizes are reversed on the pattern pieces, the sleeve flap is never sewn down before pressed to the side, and the picture of how you sew the collar doesn’t have you sewing enough of the collar before attaching it to the jacket) – however, they are pretty obvious mistakesomissions. Additionally, I do suggest that you have some jacket making experience before undertaking this pattern as the instructions, although clear in most parts, are not in depth. I also learned, fabric choice is also important! I would highly recommend using a solid material unless you are willing to spend the time pattern matching. I intend on using this pattern again once spring rolls around – can’t you see this jacket in a yummy pastel? I’ll be posting a full review of this pattern on Pattern Review later in the day (i.e. when Easton naps).

19 thoughts on “Jacket Complete

  1. melissa

    oh my! I wasn’t that excited by the pattern as I never go for that style of jacket on myself, but it looks just AMAZING on you! It’s a really great shape, and I can see how it’d be perfect with jeans or dressed up. You’ve completely changed my mind on this style!

  2. Sarah

    What a great jacket, Stacy! I can see why you’re smiling–that style and color are perfect for you. Looking forward to seeing what else you do with this pattern.

  3. Peggy

    You did a wonderful job on the jacket. It looks amazing on you.
    You are such a pretty woman. It is wonderful to see younger woman like you having fun sewing and creating beautiful things.

  4. Sarah

    Beautiful!! All that work really paid off! Will you wear it today or do you have special plans for it? For instance, keeping it clean for a special date night. (Not that you can’t keep it clean throughout the day, just having little ones pretty much destroys all clothing. 🙂 )

  5. MelissaB

    Oh it looks sooooo great Stacy – it’s obvious you love it! I love it too! BTW, now I’m sad I cancelled my haircut today. Your hair looks so cute. I really need to get a few inches loped off mine and freshen things up.

  6. zaneta

    Hi Stacy,
    You did a fantastic job!! And you look amazing, I can’t wait to fit into a pair of normal jeans 🙂

  7. Lynne

    Hi Stacey. I am working on this jacket today. I’m a bit confused about the sleeve seam and vent. Do you sew all the way down the outer sleeve seam and all the way down the vent to the bottom of the sleeve? Thank you for any help you can give!

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