**This jacket was cut and started in May of this year. I joined Weight Watchers in September, so the sizing is a little off from the original cut of the pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, and, since this was my first jacket - I followed them very closely.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I got this pattern on sale from Jo-Ann's for $3.99 - I am so winning! This pattern includes a jacket, a skirt and a pair of pants. I have made at least 1 item from all three. What a deal! And, of course - I made it, I love it!
I used Polyester Crepe in Purple - it was about $4.95 per yard from Fabric.com. I purchased enough of this fabric for a jacket and a skirt.... Yes, I made the skirt that I'm wearing in the pictures above.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1) The pattern calls for snaps to close the jacket. I started putting the snaps on, but it makes the jacket look larger on me than it is (although, it is big). So, I took the snaps off and I will wear the jacket open over a shirt. If I take the sides in a little bit - then, I will go back and add the snaps.
2) All that talk last week on PR about the Brother PE-500 - really got me thinking. So, I added a decorative stitch to the hem of the jacket, the hem of the sleeves and down the front (all the places the pattern called for top stitching). I used black thread that I had on hand - although, trying to take pictures of it - I wish I had used some embroidery thread. Live and Learn.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is my most complicated pattern so far (I feel like I say that every time I write a review) - and, I love this jacket (even though, I didn't get the sizing just right)! I'm on the fence on whether or not I'll make this jacket again - since, I have other jacket patterns that I want to try.**I am not the best fashion photographer - although, I am getting better (I can't see it, but I feel it). So, these are not the best pictures. I don't have a tripod or a dress form (and, I want both), so I just took these pictures on a hanger on the wall in my closet. "Why the closet?" I do some of my best thinking in there (at least, that's what I tell myself). LOL!