From the back of the envelope: Semi-fitted, unlined jackets have collar, side front seams, bands, exposed front zipper, and sleeves with shoulder dart. A, B: welts. A, B, C: side front pockets. D: Front pockets.
I used the welt pockets from a, and the color contrasting from B to create my jacket.
I made a straight up medium but included at 1 inch FBA. When I tissue fit this, I knew the apex needed lowered about an inch and I added width that you can see in my photo below. I just used some left over scraps of pattern tissue paper and taped the pieces in which makes it much easier to fold the it all back up and fit into the envelope.
The one thing I don't do is to add to the waist line. When I have made FBAs in that manner, I end up taking in the lower edge of the garment so I taper to nothing at that point.
I know some reviewers have commented on the crazy illustrations for this pattern, but if you read the directions, look at the photos and compare your garment, it all makes perfect sense. Everything is shown on the illustrations--darts, seams, etc. Don't over think it...
I love how this fits through the shoulder area and neckline. This isn't too baggy in the body either like some jackets are that I've seen. And, did I mention the welt pockets? They are awesome! That little piece of black from the sleeves gave the perfect little contrast there. The pockets are just deep enough but if you have larger hands or are creating this as a warm jacket, you may want to make them just a tad bigger. I made this to wear with a short-sleeved t-shirt or tank, so basically as an indoor layering piece.
Something that I have noticed about the new McCall's is that the finishes are really nice and this jacket is no exception! I love how polished the insides look!
My only deviation, other than the FBA, was to make my usual 1/2" swayback adjustment.
This is such a great pattern! I hope you'll give it a whirl!
Thanks for reading!