Review | McCall 5176 – Cropped Lined Jacket

Here it is–the jacket that took me a month to complete. But it’s finally here and ready to wear. The pattern is McCall 5176, View A. It’s a semi-fitted jacket with darts, princess seams at back and flared sleeves with topstitching details. View A has contrast ruffles at lower edge of jacket and sleeves. The fabric for the jacket is chocolate crushed velvet from Wal-Mart, about $6.00/yd. The lining is brown satin from Hancock Fabrics, $5.99/yd. I bought the button from an independent sewing store in my city called Sew Unique.

Here is the jacket before I put on the sleeves.

Here are the sleeve pieces, the outside and the lining:

Here I am slip-stitching the sleeve lining to the inside of the jacket. It was very tedious and time-consuming 🙁 .

This is an inside view of the lining. I just love the shiny satin!

Here’s a view of the pleat. I guess the pleat gives you more room to move your arms. I’m really not sure what it’s for, but it’s a nice touch.

Here’s another view of the inside where the facing meets the lining.

And here is my finished jacket in all of its glory!

4 thoughts on “Review | McCall 5176 – Cropped Lined Jacket

  1. Thanks for stopping by, Tyra B! Yes, I took the pictures myself. You know, people have asked me if I’ve ever considered modeling, but I really never have.

    I don’t know if I was truly inspired or not. I really liked the McCall’s pattern I choose, and plan to wear it with some tops I have already made. This is the first jacket I’ve ever sewn, and I’m glad it came out well.

  2. This is a really cool jacket. It looks like you spent quite a bit of time on the production. This looks like something that could be sold in a New York City bistro. Where do you get your inspiration? Who is your photographer, BTW? Did you take these pictures yourself? Have you considered modeling before? I think the jacket is nice, and you wear it well.

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