I cannot believe the amount of sewing that I have done over the past few weeks! If any of you follow me on my social media, you know that I pretty much stepped away for a couple of weeks. It was a distraction, and I needed to step away to focus more on other things. Life is complicated enough without your phone pinging every few minutes, right?
Well today (3/19/16) was Children’s Choir Day at the Praise and Worship center that I attend. I had whipped up this jacket the day before and thought it would be nice to wear since the weather was cooler than usual. I really enjoyed this past week.
I know that God is blessing me spiritually, because I see the effect on those around me. I think that I will keep away from social media and check it every few weeks for my customers. I really did enjoy life away from that PULL that social media tries to have on me.
Anywhoooo…now for the jacket.
Pattern Description: McCall 6844
Pattern Sizing:US 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were very easy to follow. If I remember correctly, it only had 5 or 6 pieces, so the less the better.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the peplum on the jacket. I chose the view that had the hi-low peplum. Its a different look than what you normally see.
Fabric Used: Ankara, 100% cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern actually calls for knit fabric, and I chose to use woven (Im a rebel). I chose the same size that I would normally cut, but instead of the 5/8 seam allowance, I used a 1/2 seam allowance. I also added a sash to close the jacket, but the pattern doesnt call for one.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew it again.
This pattern is very simple. I think that a beginner would find no trouble at all. If I sew it again, I don’t think that I would use the same pattern size I chose. I believe that I would actually go up a size. It is a nice fit, but it would really be uncomfortable if I wanted to wear long sleeves underneath it.