Monday, October 14, 2013

Seeing Grey


Pattern Description: Simplicity 1699 is a lined jacket with front darts and pleats in the top of the
sleeves.


Pattern Sizing: 8-24

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? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I dislike the pleats on the shoulders.

Fabric Used: Polyester stretch with something like nylon in it. It actually feels rubbery. You can't iron it unless you use a pressing cloth.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: This one is not lined. Yes, I cut two jackets at the same time and ended up with the same problem.  After wearing it, the pleats were removed as I should have done before completing it. Most of the sewing was already done, so after wearing the other jacket, I had to go back and rework the sleeve caps.

Would you sew it again? Yes
 
Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: The jacket is a quick jacket for the changing weather. This is such an easy pattern that I had to adjust the sleeve caps so this could be an easy go to pattern.

6 comments:

  1. Love your new jacket. Perfect color.Happy sewing.

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  2. Cute-love the simplicity of design with the pleated sleeves.

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  3. Thanks Mary! It is a nice jacket to grab and go.

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  4. It's very cute! I can't wait to make mine up!!

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  5. Thanks! I can't wait to make every item.

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.