Pattern Description: From the Threads collection: Misses' / Miss petite jacket, dress and knit cardigan.
I made the jacket which is view B and the dress which is view A.
|The completed outfit|
Pattern Sizing: Available in 8-22. I cut a 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! I absolutely love the end result.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very. The jacket was very easy to sew and went together quickly. I honestly can't think of any one aspect of construction that gave me any hang ups.
|Close-up of sleeve gathers and band|
The dress took a little longer to construct. Because the fabric has some stretch I wanted to make sure there were no unsightly ripples or puckers especially with the curved neckline.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was a little disappointed at how much blind stitching by hand and tacking down the instructions called for.
|The instructions call for you to take down the collar facing to the shoulder seam|
I would have liked to see a more polished finish especially since the jacket was unlined. I used my serger quite a bit to finish off edges as well as fusible web at the sides and center back seam of the jacket instead of blind stitching. Despite that I really like the style of this pattern and how quickly it went together.
|Here is the inside of the collar lapels|
|Inside view of the jacket|
|I finished the inside of the front dart but realized once I finished that it's actually covered up by the front facing|
Fabric Used: I'm not 100% sure as it was a gift. I feels like it may be twill with a hint of stretch.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the pattern pieces at the waist and bottom for height but that was it.
|I finished off the zipper edge with quilting square scraps|
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm not sure. I am really pleased with the final product but the jacket is a bit too distinctive and I recently made a tunic with a neckline similar to the dress. If I do make the jacket again, I will lengthen the sleeves so they are full length as well as add an inch or so to the jacket hem. It's fine now but when I put both pieces on my dress form for pictures, I noticed that the jacket is shorter than where the zipper stops which bothers me just a little.
|You can see here where the zipper isn't fully lapped and is exposed because of the jacket's short length|
Conclusion: Solid pattern with no fit issues that went together pretty quickly. A bit on the trendy side but a great wardrobe builder nonetheless.
Total: $1.50! Well if you count the cute red belt I bought to match my red shoes then the total comes to $12.50 but who's counting, lol.