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Indygo Junction Pattern Problems

sewinginseattle | Posted in Patterns on

I am sewing the Trench Topper IJ740 pattern made by Indygo Junction.  I have found that none of the notches on the pattern pieces match up.  I ended up measuring all of the notches piece by piece before cutting the pattern out, otherwise not one single notch would match up from one piece to another.  In the end I missed the sleeve pattern notches.  The sleeve pattern had had two single notches on the the shoulder seam.  But none of the front or back pattern pieces had notches on them.  I made an educated guess which side of the sleeve should attach to the back and which one should attach to the front.  But based on the fit, I think I guessed wrong.  I have spent about $65 on the project so far and now I have to spend more time and I have to buy more fabric to fix the problem.  Has anyone out there had the same problem with this pattern? 

By the way, I sent an email to Indygo Junction and have never gotten a response from them.

Edited 3/5/2007 4:00 am ET by sewinginseattle


  1. Lynnelle | | #1

    Hi Sewinginseattle,

    I have the pattern, but have yet to make the coat.  Threads did a review on this very pattern in an older (2006) issue.  The tester noted the very things you mentioned and suggested that those interested in making the garment "check" the pattern first.  The tester referred us to another article printed by Threads that shows one how to "check" a pattern.


    1. Lynnelle | | #2

      One more thing...

      You may want to call them instead of email. 


    2. sewinginseattle | | #3

      Thanks, I'll do both.  I'll look up the article in Threads, because, of course, I have every issue and I'll give them a call.

    3. sewinginseattle | | #4

      I found the article, it is magazine #126, pg 23.  For those of you lining the pattern, the facings in the patter also didn't line up.  At the shoulders, the back facing is 4 1/8" wide and the front facing is 3 1/2".  If you lay these pieces down on the back and front pattern pieces to draw your lining piece they will not fit together.  So, I have to take more time to piece the back lining together to add another inch to it.  Otherwise the stitching line between the lining and the coat facings will be jagged. 

      I just received an email from Indygo Junction about the sleeve piece.  This is what they say about the sleeve pattern error:

      "When you look at the pattern piece, right side up, make an additional notch on the left side.  That will be the back."

      1. Lynnelle | | #5

        Thank you for your updates!  I really like the pattern designs that they produce.  The construction is not difficult as the seams are very simple.  However, I must say that I am quite disappointed in the lack of attention to detail such as notches, drafting measurements, and sizing.

        I made the yummy denim item with the buckles (IJ713).  I really took my time with this one only to be disappointed with it in the end.  It looks great, but the drape is terrible.  I tried inserting fabric in the side seam to...do...something...with it.  It just doesn't look right.  I still have it and will probably try to lengthen it by adding fabric to the bottom and making it flare.  I don't know if this makes sense or not!

        I am a bit apprehensive at attempting the trench coat.  I think I will make a muslin first before I cut into my fabric.


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