DIY Ankara Jacket – Butterick 6328 Pattern Review

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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  1. Mary Louise Mello
    March 29, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Dayyyyyyyuuuuummmmmmm ????

  2. Henrietta
    July 25, 2017 / 10:06 am

    When can you post this for us to follow. Pleasssssssssse

    • montoyamayo
      August 2, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      I’ll add it to my list of future tutorials! Thank you for the suggestion!

  3. Breonna
    July 26, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Hi Montoya, I just came across your YouTube channel this morning as I was scrolling on my homepage. I stopped because of the beautiful denim skirt (that’s all I wear these days so it caught my eye) but then I looked at who was wearing it and said Hey I know her! 🙂 … we went to Berkeley together and I believe you were about 2 years ahead of me. Your roommate on the Afro floor was my host during senior weekend, I forget her name. Anyway I just wanted to say that I am truly excited for you and you are such an inspiration because I literally just started my journey sewing and getting into crafts and you are already there. I will definitely be using your blog and channel as resources to practice and perfect my projects. And of course I have to leave my comment about the Imani necklace, I’d love to win it because it’d be a reminder of what you can do (sewing) and who you can inspire with the things you love, whether you have a CAL degree or not! God Bless sis

    • montoyamayo
      August 2, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      Hi Breonna! Wow the Afro floor days. Lola was my roommate. Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment and for the support! God bless you as well!

  4. Latrice
    September 15, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I love everything you make and I love the way you style it as well! Tutorial please!!!!

    • montoyamayo
      September 17, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      I will definitely add this to the list of tutorials because I need another one. Thank you for the feedback

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