I digress, so back to being a better blogger, back in October I was picked as one of testers for Sewaholic's new Cordova jacket pattern. It was the first time I have used one of her patterns and gotta say, the experience was ah-ma-zing. Even in the trial stage, the instructions, illustrations, and pattern pieces were great. Especially the illustrations, which while we're being honest here, I will admit to using more than the written instructions. I pretty much only read instructions after running into trouble, which I know would eliminate a good bit of operator error, but still.
So this is a great jacket pattern,"fitted with princess seams and features a peplum detail, pleats at the sleeve cap , and a zip front closure." I actually made a muslin for this, before cutting into my good fabric and still I think the shoulders are a tad too big. It's an easy fix for future makes - at first I thought I would go to a smaller size, but really looking at the pictures I think maybe taking a larger seam allowance in the shoulders and a little additional shaping in the waist should fix it.
I used a silk blend fabric that I got from Casual Elegance fabrics several years ago and acetate lining from Fabric Mart Fabrics.
I did have to shorten the waist,(to be 5'10" I am ridiculously short-waisted) but other than that no changes. As I stated before, I will make a few additional one next time.
And my flasher pose - so you can see the lining of course!
Just wanted to say, that I am pretty sure that I am not in Tasia's targeted demographic. I'm guessing I'm older by about 15+ years and I'm not exactly pear-shaped. I still recommend that you run, not walk to your nearest source of Sewaholic patterns and give this one a try.
Happy Sewing, Suzanne