|Simplicity: 2938 (Womens jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Reviewed by:||Monica Walker|
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|Member since: 10/6/02 |
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|Posted on:||7/14/13 3:54 PM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Lace [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Called Misses/Womens Sportswear, this pattern is far more versatile than that. I've made the shell casual in a cheap poly print, and now the jacket in lace (this review) and the shell in silk crepe-back satin. Dress me up, dress me down, but keep me stylish: that's what this pattern can do. I love it!|
Sizing for Misses and Women. I'm a Woman's size, on the upper end of the range.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It did, although in lace, I eliminated the back vent and sleeve vents. The under-layers showing through in lace just rob the lace of its stand-out beauty.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Probably, but I admit to not actually reading the directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The jacket and shell designs are lovely and flattering. My figure type (big tummy) doesn't look good with the tie belt shown and I'd never be able to pull off that dress with my figure type, but using the jacket and top over a pencil skirt or pants is a wonderful look.
My jacket was a rayon guipure lace in chocolate from NyFashionCenterFabrics.com I ordered a swatch first to be sure I liked it before I bought my yardage.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used smaller shoulders/bust sizing than hips, and I tweaked the raglan shoulder line a bit, but really my changes were minimal. Again, I eliminated the vent in the center back and on the sleeves because lace looks best without the unnecessary under-layers.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have a lovely ornamented cotton from a trip to Waechter's in Asheville NC that I will make the jacket from next. And I'll do a woolier fabric for fall/winter.
This patterns sews up quickly and simply and is very flattering. What more could I ask?
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