I’ve been on the hunt for a simple jacket pattern that would showcase the full print of my ankara without any seams interrupting the flow of the fabric. When I can across this pattern I knew I had to give it a try. I’m glad I did, I had no fuss sewing this jacket pattern. This is a perfect pattern for beginners, there were only three pattern pieces. Though the pattern did not call for a lining for the back, I lined it. See the full pattern review below. The fabric that I used was from my stash and it is no longer available, however any wax print fabric used will produce a beautiful jacket. Browse through some option here and here, try not to get yourself in trouble by adding too many to your cart.
Pattern Description: Butterick 6328, View A
Pattern Sizing: I cut the size 8
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? I didn’t use them, but yes, as I read through them are easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked how simple it was to sew together.
Fabric Used: I used a wax print fabric
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the back neck facing and opted to fully line the back, which required me to have to shorten the back pattern piece.
Would you sew it again? Yes, I have a beautiful yellow and green kente print I plan to use for my next one.
Conclusions: If you’re looking for a simple jacket to sew, this is the perfect project. Also, I didn’t follow the recommended sizing on the pattern as the finished product would have been to large for the look I was trying to achieve. According to the pattern I should have cut the 14, but know that I have some knowledge of sewing patterns under my belt I’ve determined what size to cut to suit my body type. Trial and error helped me to gain this knowledge.
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