McCall's 6292

Added Feb 13, 2012

by Phamburger

Bay Area, Califo...

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Description

After a long week, I decided to “reward myself” and finish up my jacket/cardigan.

I bought the pattern and fabric a while ago, and after months of procrastinating, I decided to “just do it” on Sunday of last week (while everyone was watching the Superbowl). I finished sewing the last stitch yesterday. I don’t really like it as much as my other garments. The bust area and back are waaaaaay to big, the sleeves are loose and puffy, and it’s too short. It would probably fit perfectly for someone a couple sizes larger than me.

Despite all those “flaws,” this is still the best thing I made. I took my time in ironing as I sewed, and I also fully lined the jacket so you can’t see any yucky seams.

Material Notes

twill cotton (main fabric), 100% cotton (lining)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton, Other

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    Feb 13, 2012, 02.57 PMby kelepso

    I agree with several of the comments above. I also like that the jacket is short. Cropped jackets look great on petite figures. It doesn’t look ill-fitting in the photograph. Nice job!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 01.22 PMby Kasiorist

    lovely jacket, I like the length of the sleeves and the collar- or lack of it :D

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    Feb 13, 2012, 07.18 AMby marieba04

    I agree with @smallone. A lot of the patterns sold at the store are sizes 6-12+. I have never found a pattern for sizes 0-4. But it is very easy to adjust patterns by folding them at certain places that need alterations.

    You did great!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 05.11 AMby smallone

    Your jacket looks great, in fact I looked at this pattern just yesterday…..nice clean lines and great fabric choice.

    I’m pretty petite and I have to remove 1 -3 inches from the center back of pretty much every pattern, its one of my standard alterations…. I guess petite isnt just about shortening bodice length you get to be petitie in more than one direction :)

    So if you wanted to revisit this you could maybe add in a center back seam and remove the excess there, you could tell if it would work by just pinning it out first….. you might also find removing excess at the back gives you a better fit at the front too….you’d have to alter the facing but you could probably put a pleat in the lining, the front looks a pretty good fit to me.

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    Feb 13, 2012, 04.35 AMby efh1687

    Nice job! This looks fantastic

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    Feb 13, 2012, 01.22 AMby emilykate

    Wow! I have wanted to make a jacket for awhile now but have never been brave enough. Well done!

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