A review of Vikisews Cheryl Jacket
I consider myself an overambitious beginner sewer and there’s no doubt that this is an advanced project with welt pockets (scream) and lots of bias binding (whimper). There’s a lot of layers to deal with and getting it all under the presser foot felt more like wrestling than sewing at times but I did manage to finish it to a pretty good standard. The instructions are very clear, I only struggled to understand the pocket lining; I had to do three tests to get it right and then still managed to go wrong on the final make but I improvised my way home.
I could probably have gone down a size and still got an ‘oversized’ look but I can fit another quilted jacket underneath for taking the sting out of winter bike rides. It’s not something I’d necessarily make again but overall I’m very happy with my jacket and it was a great learning experience.