You’d be forgiven, looking at the image on the front of the pattern, that this jacket was a bit longer than it turned out to be. Of course the neck to bum measurements were on the back of the pattern, but I didn’t see this when in the shop!
The pattern is printed on good quality paper that could be used lots of times, and I had no problems making it up, and there’s nothing I would change if I made it again as it fits my size 14 as it should.
The fabric I chose was bought on Etsy and came from Japan, and I used plain old Gutermann poly threads in dark blue and deep pink for topstitching (there’s a tiny tiny fleck of pink running through the fabric)
I’d be happier with a longer jacket (you can of course lengthen, or just buy a different pattern!) for my shape. Sideways on is not wonderful and I resemble a bell!! 😂 I will avoid garments with a gathered back in future.
I will try and find out all about pattern matching for my next non-plain fabric.