Pattern: Midtown Trench
Designer: Indygo Junction
Fabric: Amy Butler Love Stone Path
Overall Impression: We LOVE this pattern. It’s the kind of jacket you just want to live in. It’s the kind of jacket you want to make more than one. Every time we try it on to show new sewers how easy it is to make, they love the look. The jacket is extremely comfortable. It feels great in the shoulder area and the pleat in the back helps to create that adorable A line. It simply is a style for anyone. The cuff adds an extra fashion detail at the end of the 3/4 sleeves. This is a superior pattern and would make a great first sewing project.
Quirks: This is a totally minor thing but the way the instruction patterns are printed is a little different. The instructions are so easy to follow with clear written directions and wonderful hand drawn graphics, but the pages of the instruction booklet have to be opened and removed from each other for the order to make sense. As I said, a minor thing.
Now get creative. This pattern offers great design opportunities The cuffs and back yoke are begging to be another color or embroidered. The eight-piece construction begs the sewer to use a variety of fabrics which would create a more artistic effect. This turns the simplest combination into your original design.
Grade: A Between the very useable pockets and the over-all great look, I can’t say enough about this pattern.