McCall's 6207 - Puffed-Sleeve Herringbone Blazer8:30 PM
Pattern: McCall's 6207 - View B
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 20, I cut the 16.
Fabric: Red & Camel Herringbone Tweed (100% Poly) from Hancock Fabrics
Lining: Light Camel (48% Acetate, 52% Rayon) - Zeus lining from Jo-Anns
Were the instructions easy to follow? I barely used the instructions. I only glanced over them for the pleats on the shoulder and the pleats on the jacket front.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this is a trendy jacket and not just a "classic". I wish that it had real pockets instead of faux ones with just flaps. I love that it at least has a 2-piece sleeve, I just wish that a vent had been included. After I'd given it some thought, I'd already cut the sleeves out. But next time I encounter a jacket or coat, I'll just modify the pattern pieces first.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made a small FBA and added 1 inch to the length. I probably could have gone a little larger on my FBA. I think I could have also done a swayback adjustment. Even though I normally don't make that alteration, it seems as if I'm starting to need one. I blame the stair climber at the gym.
I also tailored the jacket. I block fused the entire piece of fabric prior to cutting. Added in uncovered 1/4" shoulder pads and sleeve heads.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This a great jacket. I would highly recommend it, especially for those participating in the jacket-a-month sew-a-long.