This jacket has slashes in the underlayer to allow for nursing, and there is an optional zip in panel, pictured to the left, to turn the jacket into a “Mama’s Coat”.
Pattern Sizing: Accurate.
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?
They were very easy if you read them with care. It’s a little tricky getting the overlayer on straight.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It’s easy to sew, and it makes a functional jacket.
Fabric Used: Cheetah patterned fleece.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I recommend it to others who want a jacket with nursing access. I have used it that way when exercising, and it kept me from getting chilled while nursing outside.
I’ve carried my daughter in a sling in the jacket using the panel. I was wearing a heavy wool sweater under the jacket and DD was wearing a sweater and warm jacket. We were out in 20 F weather, and neither of us got cold.
I probably won’t make it again. It’s not like I need a closet full of jackets like this, and this pattern doesn’t inspire me to make wearable art like some jacket patterns do.
Conclusion This is a very functional jacket for a mother.