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Sunday, March 28, 2010

V8567 Complete

Thanks to everyone for the commentss on my coat. I've worn it several times and received lovely compliments.
V8567 is a finished project finally. It took longer than necessary to finish this one up. This was not a difficult project at all. Here is my review:
Description: Jacket,top, dress, skirt and pants. I made the jacket and skirt. The jacket is lined to the edge, has front & back darts, sleeves with darts and topstitching. The skirt is cut on the bias and has elastic waistline casing and below mid-knee length.
Pattern sizing: 16-18-20-22 I cut size 18.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.
Fabric: Not sure, but I think it's a rayon something. I have several colors in my fabric collection.
Were the instructions easy to follow: Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: I loved everything about this pattern. I've wanted to make it for a long time.
Would you sew it again, would you recommend it to others: I highly recommend it, but I have many other patterns in my stash I want to try. I probably won't make this one again.
The pictures below show some of the details described in the pattern. This first picture is not a really good one. I know everyone would like to see the finished projects on me. But it's so easy to take a picture on the dress form. I am planning to do better in that respect though in the future.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Coat That's Actually McCall's 5718

I finally finished McCall's 5718. In the previous posts, I referred to this as a Butterick pattern when it clearly says M5718. I don't know what I was thinking. I just had to laugh out loud when I looked at my blog. But here is my review of this coat. Pattern Description: Loose-fitting lined jacket or coat has yoke, stand or turned down collar, full-length raglan like sleeves, side front seams w/pockets, buttons & buttonhole closures. The sleeves for View C have cuffs and the pattern calls for multiple rows of topstitching which I did not do. (still may do it though) Pattern Sizing: 18-24 I made the 18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Originally, I was going to make the jacket but I decided to do the coat version. I like the collar and the sleeves.
Fabric Used: I'm not sure what it's called. But I remember buying it on one of our shopping excursions in Atlanta a few years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make the jacket version of this. I have so many patterns I want to try out. Conclusion: I look forward to wearing this coat for our upcoming Spring weather. Tomorrow's forecast is 61 so I may not need to wear it. LOL!!
I have to say that I haven't purchased any new fabric so far this year, except for linings, (which doesn't count in my book). I am sewing from fabrics in my collection. This was one of my goals to not buy any until June. I've been tempted, of course. My daughter frequently sends swatch pictures from the various fabric sites along with photos from Nordstroms or Bloomingdales ,of what the fabric could be made into. So for now, I'm content to not buy anything. She has gifted fabrics to me (the latest just last week)! Now if i can just make good on No. 5 of the goal list.