Good instructions and the sew along YouTube video made the sewing of the jacket a breeze. Jacket fitted well. Only alteration I made was to shorten the sleeves by 2”.
I worked slowly through this pattern, carefully checking the instructions at each step as I hadn’t made a jacket before. Some of the processes, like the sleeve placket construction, were new to me but I still ended up with a very wearable jacket. The application of the collar made me scratch my head a bit but I looked up the video tutorial which made it much easier to understand. I used a plain cotton drill for the main jacket with a contrast fabric on the reverse collar, sleeve facings & back internal yoke. When I wore it for the first time my husband asked if I had bought a new jacket. He was surprised that I had made it & thought it looked very professional- probably the best compliment I could have wished for!
I made this jacket in a chunky corduroy and it was perfect. Easy instructions and great fit. Its nice and roomy to layer under, especially in the sleeve area.Pockets are great to put things in when I go for a walk. I used a lighter fabric to line the inner yoke and outer collar for good looks.
Wow I got 3 compliments in a matter of 2 hours wearing my canvas jacket! I used a bright patterned fabric ( well not canvas but similar weight) . I love how I can create different mood looks by turning the color up or down, cuffs turned , fully buttoned or not. You will not be sorry to sew this jacket.
I made the size based on the bust measurement and the jacket fits perfectly, It is a boxy fit so there was no need for grading at hips. I like how comfortable this jacket is.