Pattern Description: Out of print pattern. Semi-fitted, lined, above or below hip jacket has neckline variations, shoulder pads, princess seams and long, two-piece sleeves with mock vent and button trim.
Pattern Sizing: Multi - Mine was an 18-20-22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not really, because I modified the heck out of it!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Honestly I didn't follow the directions, because I modified the jacket to be reversible.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Based on the pattern images, I assumed the pattern was a little more fitted.
Fabric Used: The fabrics I used had been in my stash for a significant amount of time. The purple was a medium weight fabric. The stripe was very lightweight. I had very little fabric left and had to piece the purple on the lapels and collar and didn't have enough fabric to make a deep lapel.
I decided to make the jacket reversible so I didn't use facings. I didn't have enough of either fabric for a full length sleeve so I altered it to 3/4 sleeves. The purple pockets on the striped side are faux. I put buttonholes on both sides and sewed the buttons together so that they work like cuff links. I used a covered button covered in the purple fabric for one side of the buttons.
Would you sew it again? Maybe. It's very basic. I would definitely use a heavier fabric next time or interface the heck out of everything.
Would you recommend it to others? Sure.
Conclusion: This is a very versatile piece for the Mini Wardrobe contest. It can be worn 3 ways. Stripe side with purple buttons. Purple side with gold buttons. Purple side - open with the strip side showing and the purple buttons in the top button holes.