I am off to see the eye doctor.....over the last few months I have noticed some blurring at night when trying to read the screen (TV/Computer) and I also noticed that when something is too close to me I squint a bit to read it. So, I am off to see what is up and get whatever it is fixed ;-)
Now, on to my fab jacket!! this was such a great fabric to work with and sews like a dream. The coat that inspired it was worn by Catherine Zeta Jones in a gorgeous wine color. I believe it was a cashmere coat and since the cashmere I wanted I could not find I went with a Wool/Cashmere "look"
The oversized coats/jackets ruled the runway earlier in the year so of course it was on my radar and I had to make one (I might make two or three) I had been meaning to add a very classic, camel color coat to my wardrobe and this one is perfect.
DIY Jacket (pattern) HERE / Gap Jeans / Wild Pair Platforms (old) / Necklace Express
Pattern: V8930 View C Fully Lined
Fabric Used: Coating HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE (also make sure you use the code "MIMI10" / Also Similar and great HERE, & HERE
Pattern Sizing: I cut the XS
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions are clear and if you make the one that is not lined (View A/B) then it is even easier.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the oversized shawl and the look of the jacket but I wanted to be able to belt so it looked more like the Catherine Zeta Jones jacket.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only thing I did was make a belt so I could wear it both open and belted. I also made view c which is fully lined. I used a rayon blend for the back piece and sleeve lining and the shawl facings with the same fabric of course.
Would you sew it again? I don't think so only because there are so many others to sew.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes!