They tell me it’s officially Fall. The weather here doesn’t necessarily agree, but I live down south so that’s to be expected. 🙂 So what’s Fall without a new, pretty jacket? With the curvy lines of McCalls 7254 whispering to me to make it, I couldn’t resist. And in nothing less than red stretch velvet, because it’s almost red velvet season.
As a note, I purchased this velvet from FABRIC BRAVO- Better Service! on Amazon. I ordered 2 yards and was sent 1 yard and 34 inches. I emailed them about it and went ahead and used the fabric since I was able to squeeze my pattern pieces on it. Lesson learned, though.
As a pattern review I made View E in an XS. The sleeve on the pattern was short on me (I’m 5’8″) so I added 3″ to the length. I debated on whether to interface the collar. I eventually decided to do so, to ensure the collar would lay flat.
I like this jacket, the only thing lacking is pockets 🙂 I won’t complain though since velvet was not a recommended fabric. It’s supposed to be for sweater knits. The next time I make it, I may not interface the collar, depending on the material I use. But until then I will certainly enjoy this one.