Friday, October 26, 2012

The Starlet Jacket Attempt

Pattern Sizing:  0-16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  It actually looks worse.

Were the instructions easy to follow?  The instructions are via video accessed through Craftsy, but the presentation of the steps is not as well thought out as it could be.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The drafting is very odd.  There is a lack of curves compared with other patterns:  the neck line is very shallow and the armscye is more of an angle than a natural curve.  

Fabric Used:  Maggy London Paris Pink basketweave textured cotton suiting.  I got this fabric on sale for $1 a yard, so I had plenty to use for muslins.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  I didn't bother with the armhole princess seams in the bodice; I sewed shoulder princess seams since these fit my hollow chest area much better.  I did use the collar pattern and lapel shape, but the results, as you can see from the picture, screams Goofy, not Pluto, but Goofy!  Needless to say, I stopped while I was behind and moved on to an established pattern.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  No, no, no.

Conclusion:  I have yet to see a decent version of this jacket.