Monday, October 08, 2007

Simplicity 3627 and another Onion

Pattern Review
Description: Misses’ Jackets - I made view D
Sizing: 6 to 22, I made a 10
Instructions: The instructions are good and the instruction drawings very helpful. I found the information for the welt pocket to be very helpful. Also, there seems to be a bit more pressing information.
Likes/Dislikes: I actually bought this pattern for view C but after seeing all the military jackets, I changed my mind and made view D. This pattern was relatively easy but it looks harder. Does that make sense? I love the epaulet and back tab, nice touches. My dislike has nothing to do with the pattern; it was my problem finding buttons. I do like the ones I selected, but that was by default. This style was the only one at my Joann’s with enough in stock to complete my jacket. The buttons on the epaulets are smaller and probably need to be the 1” size. I will keep checking my Joann’s and change those out.
Changes: I added 1” to the sleeves and that was my only change. This pattern is an unlined jacket and sense this was a bit of muslin, I left it unlined. I did bind the outer edge of the facing.
Fabric: A mini-houndstooth from Joann’s. It is actually a flannel. It is a nicer flannel with weight to it.
Conclusion: I really like my jacket, anxious to wear it but it will have to cool down. Check this pattern out for several jacket styles.


Back view: (sleeves are blowing in the wind, not really crooked!)

Seams binding:

Front view:

Epaulets - bigger buttons needed - don't you think?

I had a bit of fabric leftover from this top so I used Onion 5038 again. I redrafted the back pattern to include a seam at the empire area like the front. I used every bit of my print fabric. Yea! Another top for fall.


  1. Nice jacket and top Lori. Isn't it so annoying when you can't find the buttons you want? I do agree about the epaulette buttons, but what's a girl to do? You tried. I'm sure no one but you will even notice.

  2. Gorgeous jacket!!! I do think bigger buttons for the epaulettes would be better but if you can't find them, they will do just fine.

    Another cute top!

  3. Anonymous9:16 PM

    Love the jacket and top, Lori. Yes, it is frustrating at times when we can't find the buttons that we need for a project. Hope you can find the right size before too long. Great save with the Onion top. It's nice to move fabric out of your stash.

  4. That jacket is stunning! I meant to comment on your first edition of the Onion jacket. I loooove it.

  5. Lori, I love this jacket. You know how you never notice a pattern until somebody else makes it and does a fabulous job? Well, that's what I'm experiencing now. That jacket is fantastic!

  6. Beautiful jacket! I will echo Erica's comment. Never noticed that pattern before today - and you've truly made it come to life.

    What a creative use of the Onion pattern, too. I know what you mean about wanting to use up every little bit of a favourite fabric - I'm having the same experience with a printed knit.

  7. Fabulous job on both garments! I have to say, I LOVE the jacket! So beautifully inspired! Gorgeous!

  8. Gorgeous jacket, awfully chic!!

  9. This is a very cute jacket and top!! Great joB!

  10. I have jacket envy! I love that! I wish I had the courage to tackle jackets, but I have so much fabric to use for little miss' wardrobe for the winter that those take priority, I guess.

  11. Lovely jacket, looks so wearable!! And the top is wonderful! How fun to use up a favorite fabric and get such a great result!

  12. I must say that jacket is AWESOME. Very on-trend and sewn beautifully.

    Can we take a peek at what is looks like on??