Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My second entry

The Victoria Blazer is complete and I have entered this as a second garment made from a new to me pattern.  Unfortunately I am not real happy with the outcome and I knew days before that it was not going to be a jacket I will wear much, if at all.

The jacket is cropped.  Because of a shortage of fabric I could not make the full length one.  The front on me is shorter/higher than in the back.  Due in part to no forward shoulder adjustment and even though the full bust measurement is more than my full bust, I probably needed a vertical FBA.  Here is a side view of the jacket that completely illustrates my point.  ( I feel very brave showcasing a not so flattering view; but it is exactly the biggest issue I have with the completed jacket.)




I like the jacket from the front and back views; I just can't go around in a way for people to see only the front or back. :-(



There are some other issues with attaching the lining and the lapels and collar.  I think there could be a work around with that.  I am just not all that interested in working on another one in a longer version at this time.  Too many other patterns and projects to work on.

You can see my full review here.

Next project is a McCall's Knit Jacket!  More later.

6 comments:

  1. Well dang! That's a real shame, and I think you are brave, too. It's a beautiful fabric and the color is gorgeous on you. I totally get it, though, and like you, wouldn't be comfortable wearing it like that. I would be constantly tugging it. Love the way you just move on, however! :)

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    1. I tried wearing it some yesterday, around the house. I was tugging it. I tried pinning a brooch to the center using it like a toggle. It looked like I was trying to fix something; i.e., not natural feeling. I am going to donate it to Goodwill and think that someone will get good use from it.

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  2. So honestly is that a pattern malfunction or user error? Sorry that you used your pretty fabric for something you won't wear...

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    1. Actually Carolyn, I think it is both the pattern and the user error. There are some nice features about this jacket. It is more of a swing jacket and thus I think you will have that feeling of more fullness in the back than the front. The jacket does come to my center front but it is designed to wear closed. I hate the loss of this fabric; I will donate this to Goodwill and hope that someone else will enjoy it.

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  3. I love it! I'm sorry you don't:(

    Can you give it a test run? I think that as sewers we see the small things and analyze fit based on a still photo. But in reality we're moving and a few bust drag lines shouldn't be the end of a cute jacket :)

    I wonder if the McCalls jacket you're working on is the same one I'm thinking of cutting out today!

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    1. I have worn it around the house and find myself tugging at it. I think I will try it with a sheath style dress and see if it I like it better. As I mentioned to Carolyn who also commented that I think this is a user and pattern combination that did not work out to my liking. I am now working on McCall's 7262. The fabric I have is a thicker knit and one I think will work well for this. Is this the one you are working on?

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