McCartney Jacket Pattern Review

McCartney Jacket Pattern Review: Alida Makes

Hey y’all! Today I’m going to review the McCartney Jacket Pattern by Shwin Designs. Just to be clear, I did not receive this pattern for free nor did anyone ask me to blog this. These are just my honest, unbiased opinions.

McCartney Jacket Pattern Review: Alida Makes

When I saw this jacket pattern my first thought was YES! It’s like a grown up Imagine Jacket! (I think we all know how I feel about the Imagine Jacket, buy you can read about it HERE and HERE.) My first version of this jacket didn’t go too well, but I learned a lot so this time it was a piece of cake to sew.

McCartney Jacket Pattern Review: Alida Makes

 

The printing was easy, the instructions are very clear. There are photographs of each construction step and I LOVE that in a pattern. The fit is great, I made the Large based on my measurements and the fit is exactly as I’d hoped. I did change a few things. I changed the collar because I like the sporty vibe of a ribbed knit collar. (If you are interested in a tutorial for how to do this let me know!)

McCartney Jacket Pattern Review: Alida Makes

I also added a step after I noticed my ribbing was looking floppy when the jacket wasn’t on my body. It’s a small thing, but if I’m going to go to the trouble of sewing myself a jacket I’m going to tell people I sewed it, and if I hang it on a chair or coat rack I want it to look as good as it does on my body!

McCartney Jacket Pattern Review: Alida Makes

To fix this issue I simply topstitched around the sleeves and waistband after the jacket was constructed. I made sure to shove the seam allowances toward the jacket (not the ribbing) and sewed along the jacket side. Now my ribbing stays together nicely!

McCartney Jacket Pattern Review: Alida Makes

If I make this jacket again (and I plan to!) I will probably add an inch or so to the length of the bodice pieces. #longtorsoproblems

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8 thoughts on “McCartney Jacket Pattern Review

  1. Yay! kuddos to you for giving it another go. This came out so amazing. I need to try out this pattern. I think the fit looks perfect but I hear ya’ on the long torso thing. I always want t-shirts and jackets to sit lower on my hips which is why sewing for one’s self is the best because we can make it the way we want it.

  2. Thank you I have this pattern & have not been able to find some time yet, but this looks great on you thanks for the tips!

  3. Great review! I appreciate your thoughts on the ribbing and the length. I am a shortie but I have a long torso too. So really #shortlegsproblems. ha.

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