McCalls 5176 Jacket

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!

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  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.

  3. Hi, gold. Thanks for stopping by. Actually, the fabric, both the velvet and the satin, were easy to sew. However, it was difficult pressing the velvet, because the heat pressed some of the wrinkles out.

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