I’ve had this project on the back burner for ever. Initially it formed part of my 2018MakeNine plans but never quite made it to the top of my sewing queue. I had the pattern, fabric and notions and, not to be undeterred, I duly put it into my 2019MakeNine plans too. And finally, finally, I’ve sewn it up!

I’d go as far to say, I’d started to have something of a mental block when it came to this pattern for reasons I couldn’t quite put my finger on…and now that I’ve sewn it, what do I think?

Well, it may be obvious from the pictures already…but I made a fundamental mistake when tracing out the pattern; a lesson I thought I’d learned when sewing up McCalls patterns previously and that is to size down a couple of sizes and do a Full Bust Adjustment. I didn’t do that – reasoning that as it a Jacket, I wouldn’t mind a bit of... [read more]