A review of Waver Jacket
This was my first outdoor jacket, so quite a big project for me, and I’d definitely recommend the pattern as an introduction to outerwear.
I used a grey wax cotton for the outer fabric, and made up the longer version in a straight size small – my measurements were in between sizes but fell more in line with the medium, but having read a few reviews that mentioned the sizing, I decided to downsize. This was definitely the right decision as the finished fit is spot on, and still roomy enough to wear a jumper underneath.
My PDF pattern seemed to be missing a couple of lines on one of the pages (see picture) – not sure if this is a one off glitch, but it might be something to watch out for. The cut lines for the lining are drawn in red on the same pattern pieces as the main jacket. This means that you either need to trace them out all over again, or if like me, you’re lazy, cut the pattern pieces down to size after you’ve cut the fabric out for your outer jacket.
There’s quite a lot of prep involved – transferring pattern markings, cutting fabric and lining, interfacing pieces – which was probably the most time consuming part, but definitely worth it. Joining the lining was a bit confusing, but other than that, the process of sewing it up was pretty straightforward and really enjoyable.
I’m really pleased with the finished jacket and would definitely use the pattern again or recommend it to others. You can see a full round up and lots more pictures on my blog here: http://magnificent-thread.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/papercut-patterns-waver-jacket.html