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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

McCalls 5525

I wanted a short, white trench this spring.  Now, it's the end of July, and I have my jacket.  I do love it... just wish I had it a few months ago.  This has taught me to plan ahead for these bigger projects!

Here is my review from Pattern Review.

Pattern Description: Semi-fitted, lined, double-breasted jacket and coat have collar, lengths and sleeve variations, shoulder pads, princess seams and side front pockets; coats B, D and E have back vent; jackets A, C, coats B, D, E have belt carriers; jacket C, coat E have epaulets with button closure; coat E has pocket flaps with button trim; jacket C, coat E have collar tab; jacket C has front yoke; jacket C, coat E have back buttoned yoke; coats B, E, jacket C have sleeves with button bands; jackets A, C, coats B, D, E have topstitch trim, button closure; jackets A, C and coats D, E have self-tie belt. 

This is view C.

Pattern Sizing: 8-24W

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? Very well written. There are a lot of steps and little details, but I just took it one step at a time and eventually finished.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love all the details - the tabs and buttons. The fit is also great for me.

Fabric Used: Rayon twill from Sawyer Brook. It is a good weight for a light jacket that still has body.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made a straight 12. The only alteration I did was to add about 2 inches to the sleeves (I not really tall but have loooong arms). No design changes.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is my second version of this pattern, so I won't be making it again any time soon. I'll definitely keep it in my pattern library, maybe for a heavier weight coat in the future. I strongly recommend this pattern. I like both versions I made.

Conclusion: I nice classic trench with great details and easy-to-follow instructions.


Amanda S. said...

Ooooh, LOVE IT!!! You will get so much use out of this. Great fabric, and the contrasting buttons are perfect.

Adrienne said...

It looks fantastic!

Cennetta said...

I love it. Great job on making it.

Dei said...

This a fabulous! So want one. You did a great job with this.

Susan said...

Love it!

Tammy said...

Ooo, yay! I've been wanting to make one for so long! Your's looks amazing, maybe I'll start on one for fall/winter.