|Reviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||10/17/03 4:13 PM|
|Last Updated:||10/20/03 12:52 PM|
Simplicity Pattern Information
|Edit 10/20/03 Due to disruption in Ofoto's photo links I have reposted the photos in this review. I will start doing this to my previous reviews but, unless I can find another way to do it, it is a cumbersome project that will take awhile. If there is a particular review you need where you want to see the photo please post a comment there and I will get to it as soon as possible. Ann|
Pattern Description: This is a hooded coat with a relaxed fit, patch or side seam pockets in 3 lengths. It can be made with a reversible fabric as I did or with contrast lining. I believe the pattern is now out of print as I can't locate it in the Simplicity catalgue. It is fairly recent so may be available still.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes XS through XL are included.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted an quick to sew coat that would feature my reversible fabric that would work as a raincoat. This pattern delivered.
Fabric Used: I used an animal print with a moleskin texture which reverses to a satin side.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I was concerned about it being too big but made my usual size figuring extra space would be needed to wear over winter clothing. I did not add my usual extra for hips and bust. I cut the sleeves out intending to just roll them up to show the reverse side contrast. This works OK but I realized it would look better to have full length sleeves over long sleeved garments so I added sewn on cuffs to lengthen the sleeve. The pictures were taken before I added the cuffs.Here's the back
I'm pleased with the coat and was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that it could be worn over a coat I made last year Chenille Coat (see review of Sandra Betzina Coat). Last year's coat of olive chenille has a high close fitting collar, and though loose fitting, it is smaller than the raincoat so they layer nicely when more warmth is needed.