Simplicity 3627

Well, at last I’m finished with this jacket:
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As promised, here is one of the finished houndstooth jackets I’ve been working on, Simplicity 3627.
Pattern Description:
This is a raglan sleeve boxy loose-fitting jacket with a round yoke.  There are also several sleeve and collar variations.  I wanted view A, as I had seen this very style in multiple dress shops.  I made size 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very.  Here’s  back view.  The box pleat makes the back hem stand out slightly.
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What did you particularly like  or dislike about the pattern?
I’m not sure I’m sold on Simplicity patterns, yet; I’m a fairly biased Vogue user, but I’m gradually changing!  I really liked this pattern.
Fabric Used:
Houndstooth! The whole reason I made this is because I’ve had this wool/cashmere houndstooth in my stash for years.  How surprising is it that we’re seeing it everywhere this season! 
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Even though the instructions have you finishing the sleeve hem before you put it on the garment, I didn’t out of habit because sleeves are always too long on me.  I needn’t have worried though, the length was fine.  Also, the instructions have you putting a 1 1/2 inch hem at the bottom, which I thought was too short (that’s a new one for me, things are always too long!).  Finally, because I’m neurotic and because the fabric I used was a loose weave and needed to be interfaced, I lined my jacket with Ambience.
Would you sew it again?
I’m planning on using this for a spring Jacket.  I think it would be great made up in a heavy linen or cotton.
The sleeve treatment creates a trumpet-looking effect.  This means any time you put your hand up, the underside is visible.  The pattern instructions address this by having you turn up the hem on the sleeve twice and sewing a finished hem.  I didn’t do this because I thought it would be too bulky.  Stupid me serged the raw edges with teal colored thread-nice, huh? plus, you can see the interfacing…egads!
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Oh well, lesson learned.  Here’s a view of the jacket on me:
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