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Friday, January 09, 2009

Simplicity 4500 Pattern Review Jacket





This was not a complicated jacket. It has princess seams for great shaping and an (what I thought) interesting collar. I did not take a picture of the jacket all buttoned up because my teenage photographer was growing inpatient, but this is a jacket with very little ease, to wear with only thin knits and no sleeve woven tops.

I used the excellent tailoring techniques explained by Paco using fusibles. I am happy with the way the collar turned out and with the body of the jacket which is completely fused. The fabric raveled easily and needed some weight added. I did not add shoulder pads; as it is the sleeves are a bit shorter than what I like and adding a shoulder pad shortened them more. I did add sleeve heads which give the caps a nice shape.


I was inspired by Tany's beautiful creations and sewed the pleat in the lining with an embroidery stitch from my machine. Thanks Tany for the inspiration!



I actually made the skirt from this pattern about a year ago. I will probably wear them together when I interpret during parent/teacher conferences at the schools. Most of the time they will be worn separately for a more casual look.

8 comments:

  1. Your jacket looks beautiful and fitted so well!

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  2. Your jacket is wonderful - I love the fabric!

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  3. Beautiful jacket! It looks amazing on you!

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  4. Great jacket! It really looks good on you and I'm glad that it works as a suit as well as separates in your wardrobe.

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  5. Wow, beautiful! As usual for you, beautiful construction. Great jacket.

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  6. Lisette.- la chaqueta te queda como un "guante", de veras. Aun siendo una prenda clásica te ves con un aire muy moderno, me encanta con los jeans. A disfrutar. Saludos y hasta pronto, Paco

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  7. Outstanding job! The jacket looks wonderful and your craftsmanship is impeccable!

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  8. Wow such a great job! The lust picture with an embroidery stitch from your machine has impressed me most of all!

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