Monday, August 30, 2010

Simplicity 2455 & 2452

I made this jacket and skirt for a meeting that I was having today.  While I have suits in my closet I wanted to wear something new and didn't want to have to go purchase an outfit at the store.  Thanks for reading!

Pattern Description: Misses semi-fitted jacket with single button closure and simple straight skirt.

Pattern Sizing: 14

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


Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were simple except for the joining of the joining of the collar. I inadvertently switched the upper collar and under collar, but I (somehow) rolled and pressed everything into place so it is not noticeable.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The picture of the collar insertion can be confusing because the directions tell you to attach it to the jacket, but the picture looks like it is being attached to the facing. Also, I was relieved that this jacket did not have a lining in it because I didn't have time to put one in. However, because I was able to sew it up so quickly I now wish a lining would have been included.

Fabric Used: Grey Gabardine.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Jacket - No alterations made.  Skirt - used 1" black grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots instead of twill tape for the waist (just for fun).

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  I probably will not sew this jacket again because my sewing room is overflowing with patterns that are begging to be sewn. However, I highly recommend it if you want to sew something different.

Conclusion: Great pattern for an intermediate sewer and a fast pattern for the more advanced. The lapels and gathers may be a bit much for the beginner. Happy sewing!