It's starting to feel a lot like Fall9:00 PM
Pattern: McCall's 5007 - View A
Description: Short, boxy jacket with princess seams, 3/4 length sleeves and collar variations.
black stretch corduroy
lining - blk/wht polka dot charmeuse
Notions: four 1 1/8" buttons, four sew-on snaps
Skirt: Zigzag Skirt
This little jacket is McCall's version of the Elie Tahari Elsa Jacket from his Spring 2005 Collection. This was a very easy pattern, the instructions were very well written and illustrated and the lining went in quite smoothly. I decided to use a corduroy and line it with a polka dot charmeuse that I found on the $2.00/yard table at Wal-Mart.
The collar on this jacket is amazingly well drafted. The upper collar is slightly larger than the lower collar, and it attached beautifully. I fused the entire front sections to give the jacket a more tailored look. I topstitched and added the buttons. The jacket sewed so beautifully that I couldn't bare cutting buttonholes, so I used four sew-on snaps, like the Tahari jacket instead.
I love the look of this jacket, the vintage styling. I plan on getting a lot of wear out of this jacket this Fall.