Friday, August 21, 2015

Sewing Pattern Review- Jennuine Design- Moto Jacket

Posted by Heather at Friday, August 21, 2015

Hello and welcome to the Jennuine Design Moto Jacket Blog Tour!

It may still only be August here in the South, but school is almost back in session and fall fashion in on the horizon! With cooler temps  (yes, please- as I sit here sweltering in 90+ degrees!), comes jacket season! 

I don't know about you, but as a mother, I struggle to get my five year old daughter to wear a jacket- even when it's downright cold outside! She hates to be bothered with it; it's a hassle to get on and off. Most of all, though, my little fashionista complains that winter jackets are (and I quote), "...too poofy!" In short, jackets just don't jive with her style....! Ha!

Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design- BACK DETAIL

Soooo..... when I saw that Jennuine Design was having a blog tour with their Moto Jacket pattern, I immediately wanted to sign up! If I could make a jacket girly/shiny/pretty enough for my little fashionista maybe- just maybe- she'd wear her jacket without complaint this season....

Before I delve into what I made, though, let's talk about the PDF sewing pattern specifics for the Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design. They are as follows;

-The Moto Jacket is written for sizes 2t-12y.
-The Moto Jacket includes shaded illustrations and diagrams for each step, opposed to photographs.
-The Moto Jacket PDF sewing pattern includes a sizing, fabric requirements, finished measurements charts.
-The Moto Jacket PDF sewing pattern includes trimless, layered pattern pieces- LOVE, love, LOVE that!!
-The Moto Jacket is written for knit sleeves and welts and wovens for body (heavy) and lining.
-A glossary of terms, instructions on how to shorten a zipper and other tips along the way are also included in the The Moto Jacket PDF sewing pattern.

I sewed up a size 6 Moto Jacket. The black four-way stretch cotton lycra was purchased online from the Purpleseamstress Fabrics. All other supplies were purchased locally at Hancock Fabrics. When I saw that quilted gold lame fabric on the clearance table, I knew it would make the perfect jacket! Paired with animal-print ponte knit for the sleeves and- roar!- a winning combination!!

Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design- So much sass!

Now, before I go any further, I want to admit that I cut out front jacket pieces backwards. The girl's version should have the zipper of the WEARER'S left (I got confused when cutting and didn't reverse the pattern pieces when I laid them down on the fabric and cut). This is definitely operator error- not the fault of the pattern. So, note to self- and other's just venturing out to make a Moto Jacket of their own- when cutting out main jacket pieces for the Moto Jacket, make sure that you cut according to the WEARER'S left (girl) or right (boy).

Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design- ZIPPER/NECKLINE DETAIL

This is the first actual jacket that I've ever made. In the past I've made some light-weight blazers and such, but nothing as involved as a jacket- complete with zipper and lining. The Moto Jacket was my attempt at a real, live jacket! I'm happy to report, it was a success!

Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design- ZIPPER/SLEEVE DETAIL

The Moto Jacket was my first introduction to Jennuine Design PDF sewing patterns. Instructions were easy to follow and simply laid out. The flow was fluid and the shaded illustrations and diagrams were helpful. I love when a pattern is layered and I only need to print out the size that I need. I didn't hesitate at any step and I never questioned what I should do next. #Winner!

Lil' Miss LOVES the fact that the Moto Jacket has pockets! When I was sewing I thought the pocket opening was too small. However, when she slipped the jacket on to check fit, the pockets were not only the right size, but they were at the correct height, too! (I have found that pocket height is sometimes off in PDF sewing patterns- not so with the Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design. Perfectly placed pockets!)

Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design- POCKET DETAIL

I made the Moto Jacket with lightweight quilted gold lame and ponte knit. I used lightweight lining material for the inside. This resulted in a medium-weight jacket. However, depending on your material choices, you could make the Moto Jacket lighter or heavier-weight.

It sparkles! It's unique! It's tres chic! Lil' Miss LOVES her new Moto Jacket!! Thank you, Jennifer (the brains and talent behind Jennuine Design), for allowing me to review the Moto Jacket! I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to Jennuine Design. Best of all, Lil' Miss LOVES her new jacket and *hopefully* we'll have less of a battle this fall/winter when it comes to putting on outerwear!

We HEART the Moto Jacket by Jennuine Design!

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for Jennuine Design. The opinions expressed here are my own."***

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If you get at chance, go ahead and check out all these other wonderful bloggers participating in the Jennuine Design Moto Jacket Tour!


Unknown on August 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM said...

This is super cool - I want one in my size! Thanks so much for joining the tour!

Bethany on August 24, 2015 at 5:20 PM said...

I love the way your daughter is styling in these photos - you can tell she loves the jacket. It's sooo cool.

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