Today I have a review of project number two in my Spring Wardrobe Challenge. You can check out my first project, here, and if you’re interested, you can read about the pieces I had planned here. You’ll find that I switched this project up a bit. I had originally intended on using a BurdaStyle pattern, but I wanted a style that looked a little more similar to my inspiration, pictured below.
It took a little bit of searching, because as a mom of twins, I needed something that could come together fast. Finally, after scouring the internet I came upon Kwik Sew’s pattern #3764. What an exciting find, as it looks so similar to the Old Navy jacket. I was so excited that I went ahead and ordered the pdf version so I could get started ASAP!
(If you haven’t tried a pdf pattern from a McCall’s brand yet, you should know that they put some stipulations on them. You have to download the patterns using their designated software, and it involves downloading it to your computer. You also can only print the pattern a few times. I recommend ordering the hard copy version when you can.)
However, I loved making this pattern! The directions were so clear to follow, and as the jacket isn’t fully lined I was able to finish it in a day! I also liked that the sizing was done in S-M-L-XL vs. numerical sizing. This took a little of the guesswork out of picking the correct size based on my measurements; plus as I’m still carrying postpartum weight, it should allow for more wear out of the jacket, as my size fluctuates.
Keep scrolling for my full project summary.
Inspiration: Old Navy Sueded Knit Moto Jacket
Pattern: Kwik Sew K3764, View B
Fabric: Dusty Grey Microsuede from Fashion Fabrics Club, 2 yards
Notions: Coats Fashion Metal Separating Zipper, 22 inches
Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing, 2 yards
Thread & 90/14 needle
Total cost: About $35.00
Time Commitment: I’d say if you worked nonstop it would take half a day max.
Size & Fit: My measurements currently are about 36-35-40. I made the medium. It fit a little snug in the waist, but really well everywhere else.
Modifications: None, but I do want to try mixing and matching some features from View A to View B, like adding pockets!
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner
Helpful Hints: While making View B, the pattern directs you back to View A directions at times. I accidentally skipped sewing the fused lining on, and had to do it later. Luckily, this wasn’t a huge issue at all. But just something to pay attention to as you work!