In The Folds’ Flynn Jacket
Size Range (with measurements):
29 7⁄8″-51 5⁄8″ Bust, 33″-54 3⁄4″ Hip
What size did you make?
For both the denim jacket (view A) and wool jacket (view b) I made a size “I”, which was going by my bust size.
What are your measurements, height, and body type?
What adjustments did you make and how long did they take?
Since I was testing the jacket, I didn’t make any adjustments apart from making the sleeves slightly shorter for the denim version (view A).
What fabric did you use?
I used a basic denim for view A and a blue boiled wool for view B (because wool is not a suggested fabric, I used some cotton sateen for some of the lining and for 1 side of each pocket bag).
What was the construction process like? Did the instructions make sense to you?
I always learn so much when I’m sewing patterns from Emily, whether it’s her patterns for Peppermint Magazine or her own patterns. This pattern was no different. The inside of my denim coat where I used all-the-bias-tape is gorgeous. Emily’s finishing methods are truly lovely, and definitely require that I slow down my making rather than continuing with my normal slap-dash technique. I also learn processes & finishes that I add in to patterns from other companies that give less consideration to finishing.
How do you like the pattern’s fit? Do you think the design works well for your particular body shape?
I’m not really a believer in people needing to ‘dress for their shape’ but I find both coats to be very comfortable, and I think they’re both a great style (and they suit my style well) and I think they’re well drafted for the larger sizes. The short answer here is yes.
Will you make the pattern again? If so, what fit or design changes will you make?
Yes! Although I don’t need another version just now, I’d love to make a linen or canvas version for an Elizabeth Suzann jacket inspired vibe.
Overall pattern rating
Size Range (1-5): 4 — based on the new standardized size range ranking (the ease in the pattern would also include a much larger range of measurements and would put this squarely in the 5 rating)
Instructions (1-5): 5 — I always learn something when sewing one of Emily’s patterns and this was no different.
Construction Process (1-5): 4.5 — There was a lot of bias tape to attach and I felt like I cut notches but then covered them with bias tape before I could use them? A small gripe since the insides of my jackets look great!
Final Fit (1-5): 5 — I thought there was a bit much volume in the denim coat after making it, but I sat with that thought for a while and have definitely come round!
Overall Rating (1-5) + Explanation: 4.625 Making this pattern will somehow both up-skill you and also make you feel like an awesome sewist! I would take the sizing with a grain of salt, since I’m technically not within the size range but didn’t make the largest size.