Here's my version of the S4047 Retro 1950's swing jacket that I finished yesterday, and...
and here's the pattern photo...
This is the outfit I'm wearing to church tomorrow. The red dress is a Vogue OOP circa 1990 or thereabouts. I don't know if the dress is finished. I was thinking about embellishing the waist inset, but am not sure at this point. When I first made the dress, I was 25. Now that I'm 41, I prefer a lower neckline instead of the jewel neck. So, my question is, do I want to put more into this dress? It is fine the way it is and not embellishing will give me time to start on another jacket/coat and dress.
A couple of things I love about this swing jacket:
1. The swing-ey back. If you examine the pattern illustration on the front left side of the pattern envelope, you can see that it is full in the back. Mine is too:
It can be casual, dressy, or contemporary. Here are some different views of the way I'll wear it:
3. It's roomy and comfy.
4. Very easy sewing IMO. However, the one thing that would bug up a beginner or advanced beginner is the notching on the collar. It's the kind of thing where a sewer has to stitch 5/8" on either side of a point and clip to the point of stitching. Then attach that piece to another. It requires precise sewing and I even had to restitch both sides a second time because I didn't like my first line of stitching. It's been a long time since I've worked on a project requiring precision.
5. It's lined. My lining feels "luxurious". Like a real RTW lining. It looks *special* on the inside :) .
Tomorrow I will work on a full pattern review for this jacket. There is much more info to add so stay tuned...