I was in my local fabric store a few weeks ago and saw this piece of fabric. The color caught my eyes immediately. I thought is was such a pretty color not too dark but not too light. I am not that good with naming colors so when I got home I searched google images for various pink shades and raspberry was the name that matched this color perfectly. It looks like a fuschia color in the pictures but it's much darker when in the natural light.
Misses jacket, belt, skirt and pants, semi fitted lined jackets A, B have collar, bust darts and princess seams. A: above hip, below elbow sleeves. B: below hip, pockets and belt. Semi- fitted, straight skirt C, above mid-knee, has yokes, carriers, front pleats and back zipper. Semi-fitted pants D have waistband, side pockets, mock fly front zipper closing and back darts.
I made View A in size 16 with the longer sleeves. The pattern was purchased a while ago and at that time I wasn't sure of the sizing so I went ahead and purchased the larger size since the pattern description stated semi fitted.
-3/8" round back for the fabric pattern piece as well as the lining piece
-Since I used a size 16, I didn't need to do a FBA. I just sewed larger seams in some areas.
Fabric: Raspberry Faux Suede
Lining: Raspberry china silk
Buttons: Brown wooded buttons (purchased at pacific trimmings)
I didn't encounter any problems with the overall construction of this jacket. My problems was trying to figure out what color and style of buttons would look good with this color jacket. I knew I didn't want to use covered buttons, I wanted something simple and not flashy. After I constructed the jacket, I went down to the garment district on a Saturday morning to find a buttons that would compliment this jacket.
I went to several different stores but couldn't find anything that stood out. My last stop was pacific trimming and sure enough I found these fabulous wooden buttons sitting there waiting for me. When I placed the buttons on the front of the jacket I knew they were the ones. I didn't realize that deciding on and finding the right buttons could be such a task, anyway I am happy with my selection and I think it compliments the jacket perfectly.
Here is a close-up of the wooden buttons that I used for this jacket. Overall this was a great pattern. Simple lines and the directions were easy to follow. One of the good thing about this pattern is the princess seams which makes the FBA and shaping easier during construction. I give this pattern two thumbs up.