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|Reviewed by:||Passion4Sewing|| |
|Posted on:||5/9/14 11:14 PM |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Vests Coat/Jacket |
|Available for sale on PR: $15.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Linen Blend [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Several short jacket styles.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I didn't put any closure in the front, so it stays open.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't really use them, but I'm sure they were fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted a short jacket to help cover my shoulders. I made a narrow-strapped dress and thought the jacket would look nice with it. I liked the end result.
I had read the reviews before starting mine and was aware there might be some fitting issues. I found the body of the jacket was fine, but when I did a paper fitting of the sleeve, I found it too small.
I found a linen on Ebay that I thought looked great with the batik fabric from the dress. My younger daughter was going to graduate Clemson (chemical engineer...yeah!), so I wanted to stay with the orange/purple color scheme.
I found the gorgeous trim on Etsy
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Since the sleeve was tight, I split the pattern pieceand spread in a "V", the bottom about 1-1/2" more and the top about 2-1/2" wider so I could create a little cap. I'm not sure I liked it that way, but it did give me a bit more room across my wide back.
I added the trim. Instead of sewing the trim on, (I'm not sure other than hand-tacking how that could happen) I had to trim the net backing and glue it back, then I used Fabri-Tak glue to attach to edge of jacket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think so. It went together pretty quickly and was easy to embellish. I would definitely recommend it to others with the disclaimer about the sleeve fitting.
My step-daughter and me
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