Monday, September 16, 2013

Swirled Jacket

Pattern Description:  McCall's 7109 is an out of print pattern that has a front buttoned princess seamed jacket with long or short sleeves and scalloped detail. There are two 7/8" buttons on each of the sleeves.


Pattern Sizing: 8-24

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? After putting the  instructions down, I couldn't find them until I had finished. It had fallen between the footboard and the hope chest.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It was the jacket that drew me to this pattern. Specifically,  the neckline, buttons on the outer sleeves, and the scallop bottom of the jacket. Years ago, I purchased a cream, textured double knit suit just like it and I'm still wearing it.

Fabric Used: Crème/Black ITY knit from Fabric Mart

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Lined the front and upper back with the same fabric and raised the neckline one inch.

Would you sew it again? Yes Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: In my closet is a black princess skirt that is a stand-alone piece that warranted the need to use this fabric as a jacket instead of sewing a dress. It can be worn with my sleeveless black dress or a red dress. The next jacket will lengthened about three inches and the neckline will be raised at least two inches. I can't wait to make the slim skirt suit in a solid fabric.


  1. The pattern might be OOP but your jacket is certainly "on trend". And your style as well:)

  2. Such a nice print which made a lovely jacket! It's quite rewarding to see a project come together so nicely once you've "mis-laid" the instructions! Nice work!

    1. Thanks, I'm playing around with the idea of a hat.

  3. Dorothy. This is a stunning piece of work. I bet you look great in it.


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