I’m so super excited to share this jacket with you! I was literally jumping in my sewing room with a super big smile on my face when I finished it!)) I planned it back in December, but only could start it in January. Still, I couldn’t give it a lot of wear as here the weather got colder. I put thick sweater (with several t-shirts underneath) under the Kelly Anorak to take some photos outside, guys, it’s freezing here when it’s sunny, lol!
Some things about sewing this anorak…let me call it a jacket, lol! There are so many names for similar clothes, I get lost, so I just choose what my brain receives better, haha! So, many things about this jacket I told you in this video, where you can also see it in movement. By the way, check out the giveaway! 🙂
But there is one thing I forgot to mention! So I’ll just mention all here 😉
In general, it was pretty easy to sew, and I’ve learned a lot (!!!) from this pattern, it was so interesting to make it! But there were some “not clear” steps on the way, or there are some observations:
- I think it can be best to staystitch the armhole and the neckline after you cut the fabric. Because there is a part when you need to “sandwich” back piece between yokes (page 11), sew it and then turn it. So during this “turning process,” this parts can really stretch a lot!
- On page 14 when you are adding zipper and facing and placket… There is no clear instruction to which side you should press the seam allowance. So in my case, I pressed it inside, and when I needed to topstitch the placket (page 15) I caught all those seams, and I top stitched on top of the placket (not the jacket!). Although I believe you can do it otherwise, just choose the look you like 😉 Check the photos below.
- When you are sewing collar (page 18), I believe there is a part of instruction missing. Check the instructions for the cuffs on page 20, the sewing is very similar.
- I also found that when I assembling sleeves on page 19 – I was left with no idea on how to make that seam (of cuff extension) into flat felled seam… No instruction for it, only suggestion that you can make it. If you have any idea on how, please let me know! I would really love to sew it in flat felled seam next time!
So I spent all my bias tape on closing the seams of the sleeves, if only I knew I could have bought more bias, I just went with the ads that all seams are enclosed, lol!
In general, I love this jacket so so so much! This print is my dream, and deep down in my heart, I hope that I will be able to find more of this fabric!
Oh! And I made an error!)) lol Did you notice? I stitched the back yoke to the inside of the back, to the wrong side, and then I kept wondering why is this supposed to be like this! haha! But next time, I’m doing this on purpose, I’m so much in love with the look! I plan to cut two yokes and sew them as you sew the yoke on shirts)))
Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Files
size 10 for upper part and size 12 for hips
bust – 93 cm (36,6 in)
waist – 77 cm (30,3 in)
hips – 101 cm (39,7 in)
Sweater – by me
Earrings made by me
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