So she opened it yesterday, and here it is:
Loose-fitting jacket in two lengths has collar, dropped shoulders, long sleeves with slits, side front pockets and slightly shaped hemline. A: unlined, decorative topstitching and VELCRO® closures. B: partially lined with contrast fabric and snap closures.
AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20). I made 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I did view A, with all the embroidery.
May be next time I'll do view B with the contrast...
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were, and very instructive. THis is a rather large project, where it is important to do the steps in the right order.
All the little tips that make the pattern special were well explained.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The uniqueness of the finished item. You can't make two exactly the same.
Besides, it is fun to make and to see the project growing into a beautiful piece.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I hate velcro, so I did not use it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I made this one for my sister, and I think I'll make one for me, when I see a fabrics that screams "me! me!"
The pattern made me feel like an artist :-)
I highly recommend it.