Friday, September 10, 2010

Simplicity 2424 Pics

Pattern Description:  From the Threads collection:  Misses' / Miss petite jacket, dress and knit cardigan.

I made the jacket which is view B and the dress which is view A.

The completed outfit

Pattern Sizing: Available in 8-22.  I cut a 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes!  I absolutely love the end result.

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Very.  The jacket was very easy to sew and went together quickly.  I honestly can't think of any one aspect of construction that gave me any hang ups. 
Close-up of sleeve gathers and band

The dress took a little longer to construct.  Because the fabric has some stretch I wanted to make sure there were no unsightly ripples or puckers especially with the curved neckline. 

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I was a little disappointed at how much blind stitching by hand and tacking down the instructions called for. 
The instructions call for you to take down the collar facing to the shoulder seam

I would have liked to see a more polished finish especially since the jacket was unlined.  I used my serger quite a bit to finish off edges as well as fusible web at the sides and center back seam of the jacket instead of blind stitching.  Despite that I really like the style of this pattern and how quickly it went together.

Here is the inside of the collar lapels
Inside view of the jacket
I finished the inside of the front dart but realized once I finished that it's actually covered up by the front facing

Fabric Used:  I'm not 100% sure as it was a gift.  I feels like it may be twill with a hint of stretch.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  I shortened the pattern pieces at the waist and bottom for height but that was it.
I finished off the zipper edge with quilting square scraps
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  I'm not sure.  I am really pleased with the final product but the jacket is a bit too distinctive and I recently made a tunic with a neckline  similar to the dress.  If I do make the jacket again, I will lengthen the sleeves so they are full length as well as add an inch or so to the jacket hem.  It's fine now but when I put both pieces on my dress form for pictures, I noticed that the jacket is shorter than where the zipper stops which bothers me just a little.
You can see here where the zipper isn't fully lapped and is exposed because of the jacket's short length

Conclusion:  Solid pattern with no fit issues that went together pretty quickly.  A bit on the trendy side but a great wardrobe builder nonetheless.

Bottom Line:
Fabric: $0
Notions: zipper $1.50, thread and facing from my stash

Total: $1.50!  Well if you count the cute red belt I bought to match my red shoes then the total comes to $12.50 but who's counting, lol.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I need to not be jealous. This looks amazing on you! I have this pattern and even bought the fabric, lining, and thread for this one almost a year ago. Shame on me. lol