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Simplicity: 4059 thumbsup - Type:Costumes    printable version
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Reviewed by:shanntarra
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Posted on:3/30/14 12:39 PM
Last Updated:3/30/14 12:40 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 4059 by shanntarra

Simplicity: 4059 by shanntarra  Simplicity: 4059 by shanntarra  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Background: This is a continueation of the "Flamingo Project" See Here For detail of that project.
I finished an updated version of the Flamingo outfit for my DH this past spring the review is Here.
After how well the DH's outfit came out, we got to thinking we needed to update the other flamingo's outfit. He has not had the best year this year, and this might cheer him up. This is suppose to be completed by September 1st.
Pattern Description: We are doing the long jacket version on this one. I belive it is in a spanish style of dress. We are fine if they look different but they both MUST be in pink. Depending on how the pattern is designed I may fully line it, add pockets and such. (For some reason men want places to keep their wallet, cell phone, keys... )

Pattern Sizing: 40 chest.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Planning shows it should.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I've made this pattern so many times for doublets and coats that I have to say I almost don't need them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like: Get the same look of the DH's linen PP outfit but not sleeves.
Dislike: To this day I dislike the loops thing for the front of the doublets, even with careful planning and stitching they never quite come out identical.

Fabric Used: The current plan is to use the same materials as we did on the Pink Pirates.
Outer fabric: Medium magenta pink Upolstry weight micro suede
Lining: We used left over cotton broad cloth for the top part lining, while used a white polyester chep du chein for the skirt portion.
Trim: Plum/Magenta/black/ pink 3/4" wide trim goes down the front edge, and on the Eppalets. We were going to put a gold/ pink trim around the hem and on the epalets but it didn't look right on the doublet for him. I am still searching for something to add but don't know what yet.
Buttons: All match, and if possible we will special order them when they are 50% off. (20 of them are needed)
Hat: The hat he currently has I DETEST! I'm making him a matching one to his outfit if I have the time.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None planned

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? It is one of my TNT patterns. I've made so far 5 items from it. I recommend it.

Conclusion: I think it turned out nice on him. Out fit worked great. Still is warm, and wouldn't wear in temps over 80 degrees, but nice.
Photos: The main photo didn't work properly.

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dfr2010 said...
OK, I'm going to watch this one, as my friend bought material for me to make the same skirted doublet. A tip on the sleeves: don't fully sew them together, and they can hang down loose for variable weather (as they are supposed to do ;D ) yet button closed if need be. I *think* this style may actually be English, but with the Katherine of Aragon - Henry VIII marriage and Elizabeth I's fondness for continental ("foreign") styles it can be difficult to distinguish. If you want the definitive answer, I can always email a particular history professor who has doubtlessly looked up every detail of this specific garment ...
6/25/10 7:50 PM
KamiSue2 said...
Love it! As with all your costumes, it looks superb!
3/31/14 0:07 AM
Margaret said...
Looks great!
4/6/14 12:22 PM
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