Pattern: The Landgate
Fabrics: waterproof cotton fabric from The Cloth House warehouse.
Pattern Sizing: Medium.
Did it look like the photo/line drawing on the pattern once finished?: Yes
What did you like or dislike about the pattern?: Nice, straight forward make. Easy to follow pattern, I prefered to bind the seams inside for a nice finish.
Did I make any pattern alterations or design changes? Yes, I dipped the hem at the back into a curve, just to make it good in a storm. Also used the same fabric for the pocket linings.
Would I sew it again or recommend to others? yes, its a good pattern. If you’ve not made a jacket before, take it slowly and maybe use a waxed cotton.
Conclusion: This is the second Landgate I’ve made. The first in a Merchant and Mills waxed linen, re-waxing it proved tricky and thought this waterproof fabric would be perfect. The fabric is thick and didn’t like pressing all that much (used lots of steam aand a pressing cloth), it’s waterproof rather than shower proof and with wear the fabric will soften. Using the metal eyelets gives a really professional finish and instead of using cotton cord, I used a thick elastic cord in a contrasting khaki. The jacket is easy to wear and unisex, so would make a great make for a guy.
This is not a sponsored post, all opinion are my own. I purchased the pattern and fabric.