Added Oct 18, 2012
Solana Beach, Ca...
I made this jacket with quite a few changes from Pattern 115A – November 2006. One of the biggest challenges I have found in making clothes for a petite figure (me at 5’4") is that standard features such as collars and pocket flaps are not downsized relative to bodice and sleeve pieces. The result is that the petite figure can be swamped in these details. As I was making this jacket I found that the pocket flaps in chest and waist areas made me look, pardon the imagery, like an old cow with droopy udders! So I had to omit them. The result is a rather simpler jacket that I originally hoped for. But all that said, I would recommend this pattern. Made with properly sized pocket flaps, in a sold color, and with brass buttons, the jacket could have a military flare.
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