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Simplicity 2258
In this video, you learn how to:
  • Use some of the basic tools
  • Choose fabric
  • Use patterns
  • Measure yourself for patterns
  • Trace and cut out the pattern
  • Lay out and cut out the pattern from fabric
  • Stitch together and press your skirt
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  1. Introduction and Tools
  2. Fabric Types
  3. What the Information on the Pattern Envelope Means
  4. Types of Patterns and What the Markings Mean
  5. Taking Body Measurements
  6. Tracing the Patterns and Understanding Markings
  7. Preparing the Fabric, Laying Out the Pattern Pieces, and Cutting Out the Fabric
  8. Getting to Know your Sewing Machine
  9. Sewing the Skirt
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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 8605 (MISSES' JACKET, SKIRT AND PANTS)

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Reviewed by:Barbara V
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Posted on:3/13/12 11:37 PM

Review Rating: Very Helpful by 14 people   
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LBH said... (5/17/13 2:53 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! And very helpful photos. Thanks!
Athene said... (6/16/12 6:21 AM) Reply
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Athene said... (6/16/12 6:21 AM) Reply
Beautiful - the fabric print is so lovely.
Annette1 said... (4/30/12 10:16 PM) Reply
You always look so CHIC in these looser-fitting styles, just the way I wish I looked in them -- ha! BEAUTIFUL fabric, and this jacket looks great from ALL angles.
denese said... (4/22/12 8:42 AM) Reply
Hi barbara, nearly finished my jacket, thought i would re read your review how timley the advice about the tape on front facing my next step thank you Lorraine
boolena said... (3/25/12 9:53 PM) Reply
Love the fabric! I think you're right; it's about the fabric choice for this one. I'm looking forward to making it. Thanks for your thoughtful review.
denese said... (3/19/12 8:30 PM) Reply
I think correct meif wrong, but didnt some patterns indicate ease on pattern sheets. Made my musln am tempted todown 2 sizes.'
Ann Smith said... (3/16/12 1:32 AM) Reply
After your first beautiful version, I had to make one for myself. And now you have done it again. Just as beautiful. Does this mean I have to make it again?
VirginiasDghter said... (3/15/12 2:33 PM) Reply
Very stylish!
DorothyK said... (3/15/12 0:14 AM) Reply
Stunning, as usual.
whistlin dixie said... (3/14/12 7:49 PM) Reply
This pattern has lingered in my stash for a while, so it's great to see what can be done with it. Your latest version is so chic, especially because of that gorgeous fabric.
mrs quickly said... (3/14/12 6:17 PM) Reply
Beautiful as always. Your earlier version is lovely. I going to have to buy this pattern then next time Joann's has a sale.
grey ann said... (3/14/12 5:05 PM) Reply
As always, Barbara, perfect match of fabric and pattern, and stunning on you.
WJean said... (3/14/12 2:59 PM) Reply
Thank you for your review. It sounds simple to make and looks wonderful. I too like the fabric and how it looks on you. I need the encouragement of making something simple and effortless to get me going. Thanks again.
nicegirl said... (3/14/12 2:44 PM) Reply
You really did make the right choice on the fabric--perfect match with the pattern. This is such a great, versatile piece!
ArtAttack said... (3/14/12 1:09 PM) Reply
This is beautiful on you! What yummy colors...
SewWil said... (3/14/12 12:01 PM) Reply
Beautiful jacket. The fabric is perfect for this pattern.
marec said... (3/14/12 11:53 AM) Reply
Barbara, I love this on you and the fabric you used is perfect for it. This is such a flattering look for you.
redside said... (3/14/12 10:08 AM) Reply
You look so elegant, as always!
fauxgetaboutit said... (3/14/12 9:48 AM) Reply
You are right, the great fabric really makes this pattern and showcases the fabric well too! Looks great. Everyone needs a few "grab and go" pieces that will travel well, pull and outfit together and didn't take a lifetime to make!
Clareew said... (3/14/12 8:05 AM) Reply
Great garment, I love it.
VivianZ said... (3/14/12 7:54 AM) Reply
I love this top. I would not have paid attention to it, but I really like it. Great fabric.
jlg said... (3/14/12 7:12 AM) Reply
Great jacket.
pdiddly said... (3/14/12 6:30 AM) Reply
lovely looking jacket - the colours suit you so well
newsewer2011 said... (3/14/12 6:19 AM) Reply
Very classy looking
denese said... (3/14/12 3:25 AM) Reply
I have that pattern , have made the jacket but fotgot the pattern could be shortened. Thank you barbara, When i saw your first version, this is when i bought the pattern I think you had won an award
lesliez said... (3/14/12 1:06 AM) Reply
Terrific jacket. I agree with you about the center back seam.
heathergwo said... (3/14/12 0:37 AM) Reply
Nicely done!
sfshaza said... (3/13/12 11:58 PM) Reply
So beautiful, Barbara! That fabric is perfect. I remember your other version of this jacket very well. You look so elegant!
Mary Stiefer said... (3/13/12 11:50 PM) Reply
This looks fabulous - great job
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