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Simplicity: 2057 (Misses coat or jacket with collar and sleeve variations) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket
Review submitted in 2013 Lined Jacket Contest Contest    printable version
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Review rated Very Helpful by 5 people   
Reviewed by:LM2HYD
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Posted on:10/29/13 2:59 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2057 by LM2HYD

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Pattern Description: Misses Coat/Jacket with collar and sleeve variations. A Project Runway Pattern. I made the short jacket even shorter than shown with the stand collar.

Pattern Sizing: 4-20 I made a 16 at the shoulder, graded to an 18 at the waist and graded to a 20 at the hip

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for the length.

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is my 2nd time making this pattern so I didn't need the instructions much.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the tailored look of the jacket with the defined waistline.

Fabric Used: The outer fabric is a mystery suiting blend. There may be some wool or cotton mixed with something manmade.

The lining is a pink & brown hound's-tooth patterned satin charmeuse.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used the same pattern adjustments as I did on my first version reviewed here.

These are the major changes I did:
A 1" FBA
raised the waistline up 1"
made the shoulders narrower
made the sleeves wider at the bicep
Shortened the jacket to fall at my high hip.

I made my buttonholes vertical on this jacket and I am pleased with the result.

Front View
Back View

I had planned on adding an interior welt pocket to the lining, but I got so excited that I had it all sewn together before I remembered. So I simply added a patch pocket instead.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely sew it again, even though this is already my second version. The fabric choice can change the look of this jacket dramatically, and gives a lot of versatility to this pattern, so I would definitely recommend it.

Conclusion: A great jacket. I love how the same pattern can look so different based on fabric choices. My first version was pink and pretty and this one is structured and smart. I really like the shorter length on me, I feel taller! In summary, this is a winner!

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Quickie said...
nice very versatile jacket.and with many others you paid attention to an extra lovely linining
10/29/13 3:35 PM
PattyE said...
Wow, what a great fits you beautifully and I love the color!
10/29/13 3:46 PM
ArtAttack said...
Winner, indeed! It's beautiful and looks great on you! Super entry for the contest and thank you so much for participating!
10/29/13 4:31 PM
madbadger said...
I just did this pattern too! (And referenced your first review a bit!!!). I love this pattern and both versions you made? Very nice job!
10/29/13 6:47 PM
cleverkitty said...
Really really great looking jacket, love the color :)
10/29/13 8:53 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Great changes to this cute pattern!
10/30/13 9:52 AM
SewWil said...
Great looking jacket!
10/30/13 9:59 AM
marec said...
This is such a great looking little jacket-I'll bet you wear it all through autumn.
11/1/13 11:21 AM
grays08 said...
Very pretty and looks great on you.
11/1/13 4:23 PM
tvjulie said...
What a nice fall jacket, with a perfect fit!
11/2/13 8:10 AM
petro said...
Nice jacket, love the fitted look,and the lining is a nice touch.
11/4/13 8:06 AM
Margaret said...
Very nice jacket! I love the lining!
11/8/13 10:19 AM
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