Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simplicity 2896

Pattern Description:
Misses & Miss Petite Dress, Jacket, Pants, Shorts and Tie Belt

I made the jacket in view C

Pattern Sizing:
5-24. I cut a 16.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Very much so! Even down to my choice of fabric.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes! Easy pattern to construct that went together fairly quickly. My only hangup was that it took a little bit of time to get the sleeves in like I wanted. I'm not sure what I did on the right sleeve but I had a time getting it in right. I seriously spent about 4 hours on the one sleeve alone! Good thing was that the jacket was nearly complete so once I got the sleeve right I was done.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I had no dislikes about this pattern. I previously made the dress in view A and had great results with that as well.

Fabric Used:
An embroidered ivory eyelet for the jacket and I lined it with an ivory broadcloth. Both were purchased from I love the clean finish on the inside from lining it. I was worried about how that would look when using the eyelet but I think using my serger helped.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I shorted the jacket but that was it. I am happy with the length but if/when I make it again, I will add an inch or so back to it. I went back and forth over whether or not to add buttons. In the end I decided that since I wasn't likely to actually fully button (snap) the jacket closed that I would just add two buttons at the top for asthetetics and snap them closed. I only had black snaps when I made the jacket (don't judge me, lol) so I won't show them.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I am seriously thinking of making this again but not anytime soon. I would sew it in a solid pink linen. I would certainly recommend this pattern to others. I think by the time I am done, I will have made every view from this pattern!

A fantastic pattern that is well drafted and easy to sew. I highly recommend it!

Bottom Line:

1.5 yd of embroidered eyelet @ $4.98/yd=$7.47
1.5 yd of ivory broadcloth @ $3.48/yd=$5.22

Button, Thread, and facing from stash

Total: $12.69

One of my more expensive projects, lol, but I am very happy with the result so it's all good.

1 comment:

Manecoarse said...

It's adorable. I made the same jacket in a yellow eyelet, and it is one of my favorites.