Pattern Description: This is a TNT (tried & tested) pattern for me.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Basically it did, but with raw edged salmon ruffles on the front & back.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? So easy to modify, seeing that this is the 5th time I've made this basic pattern jacket!!!
Fabric Used: A cashmere blend from LA fabric district. Lining: Bemberg/Ambiance for logantex.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Most of my time was spent fussing with the rows and rows of ruffles...finessing them just right. I added 4 inch wide machine basted ruffles (4 layers on each side), hand gathered and placed them. Bottom 2 ruffle layers wrap around the back of the jacket. Covered buttons, sewn button holes. Fully lined with piping, self drafted facing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Of course I won't be sewing this exact style again, but with this pattern you never know. Since it's a cashmere blend it's pretty warm to wear. When worn, I didn't need a coat and only have worn camisoles to layer, nothing more. I sewed this back in December 2009, so it's already been to parties galore!
Styled for cool breezy Michigan spring evening:
This is the J.Crew original. It was made in silk & flannel. Retailed for $188.
The lace cami I made & love. It just goes with everything!