Monday, 10 November 2014

Corduroy Jacket and other goodies

I have been very busy sewing away, finding fun Fall clothing to make up my wardrobe.  I have a few items that I would like to share with you and a pattern review.

Pattern Review: 

Simplicity 2149

Pattern Description: 
Jacket available in three lengths.  Variation of collars and sleeve lengths.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut style D in a size 6 and B cup.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
It sure did!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The pattern was fairly simple.  I didn't use the instruction, but I did read the instructions for the sake of the review.  The pattern are easy to follow and the drawings are clear.  This is a great pattern for beginner sewist, because the construction is simple.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the ease is which the jacket came together.  I also really liked the ability to choose your "cup" size that best suited your body shape.

Fabric Used:
I used a black corduroy fabric that is fairly stiff and can hold the shape of the jacket quite well.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Yes, I made a few changes to the pattern.

Would you sew it again? 
I sure will, I am thinking of sewing the longer version with a loser fit for an over coat style.

Would you recommend it to others?
I absolutely would recommend this pattern to others.  It is easy to sew, there are so many options to choose from.

Great pattern to try, easy to fit and easy to dress up or dress down.

Other Goodies

I have been obsessed lately with full length sweaters.  Although I am only 4'10", I need some of these in my wardrobe.  I figured with a lighter weight fabric, I might be able to rock it, no problem.  Here are my creations renditions.  I used Vogue 8951 and modified the pattern

1. added 18" to length of the front and slightly less to the back because the original pattern had a high-low effect.

2. cut 2 front pieces

3. self-drafted the front facing to match the full length of the jacket.

 This one I made with a light, see through sweater knit.  it was so much fun to make.
It's an easy thing to throw on with jeans, long-sleeve tee and a way you go.

 This one was made with a brown faux suede fabric.  Again, use to wear with different things.  You can dress it up or down.

Happy Sewing!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice. I have this pattern and had not considered this take on it. Very cute. Love the dusters too. Fabulous!!


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