Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Simplicity 2150

Description: from Simplicity's site Misses' faux fur, fitted & loose cut jackets sewing pattern
Sizing: 6 to 22

Instructions:  The were easy to follow.  Simplicity has added some extra "Notes" throughout the instruction  sheets to better explain some steps.

Fabric: A ponte from Fabric Mart (a special sale on this fabric about a month ago).

Likes/Dislikes:  I liked the drape of the collar on view B,  thought it made the jacket take on a sweater feel.  The look of the lines and fit of the jacket on the pattern envelope and line drawing.  Dislikes:  my fabric doesn't drape like the collar on the pattern envelope. I really have to fiddle with the collar and front to get it to look that way.

Changes:  Only added length to the sleeves.  Changes I wish I had made:  make the sleeves narrower, this is an outerwear pattern so the sleeves have more ease.  I followed the ease measurements printed on the pattern piece, but I feel the garment has more ease than indicated.  If I make this again, I will go down a size.

Conclusion:  After seeing the picture of the jacket on me, I was ready to give it away.  I was telling Meredith this and she said, "oh, Mom, it isn't that bad, keept it and it will be fine."  So I am keeping it and will try it a couple more times.  I don't think I will wear it as in my picture, just came home from work and put it on for a quick picture.



Also, looks too big in the shoulders. 


9 comments:

  1. It is impeccably sewn, as usual for your garments. I, too, feel it is too big for you. Can you take up the the seams a little to bring it in and give it a little more shape? blessings- linda

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  2. Your jacket looks lovely. Just a few tweaks should have it sitting as it should. It would be a real shame to let this one go.

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  3. This is a cute jacket! I agree that you could make it a wee bit smaller. I've been wanting to make a ponte jacket and this looks like a good pattern with the few tweaks as you've identified.

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  4. Yes, you might like it a smidge narrower in the shoulders, but it's still really cute. Do you have a heavier sweater you might wear with it instead of a blouse? Put it in the "magic closet" for a few weeks and try it on again, you'll probably like it better (at least that is what works for me when I'm not too happy with something right away).

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  5. I actually think it's flattering in the picture!

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  6. I agree that it looks big on the shoulders, unless is just slipping off. It is a cute design.
    Congratulations to your girls!

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  7. It is a little big, but the 'bigness' (my English teacher just turned over in her grave!) is accentuated by wearing a shirt with a collar. It may look a lot better with a white t-shirt under as per the pattern illustration.

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  8. I think it's cute and while a little big, still quite wearable.

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  9. Sleeves from A jacket would have worked better than the ones shown used for B. I am using jacket B with A sleeves for a formal jacket and dress. The jacket in velvet and the dress in dupioni. Lining the waterfall collar with the dupioni to make it a set. No belt thing on the back of the jacket either...

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