Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Perfect Cover Up Simplicity 4256


This jacket has been in my collection for about four years. I purchased it for two reasons: it includes B-D cups sizes and the peplum jacket (view b).

Pattern Description: Misses' lined jackets with trim variations.

Pattern Sizing: 6 -22. I used size 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much. All except for the length of the jacket. It appears to be a little longer on the model. Maybe it's me. If I make it again, I will add a little length to it to create a "leaner" silhouette.

Were the instructions easy to follow? There were no confusing instructions. Pretty standard for the view I made. Caution - The joining of the lining to the front facing/upper collar at the shoulder is a little tricky, but doable.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Peplum waistline and the varying cup sizes. I try to take advantage of patterns that offer multiple cup sizes.

Fabric Used: Stretch woven poly twill from Vogue Fabric's on Roosevelt Rd. Cling free lining from JoAnn's.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations. But I decided to follow Vogue's method of sewing the peplum.

Here is a photo of the finished peplum. Simplicity 4256 says to cut 2 pieces of the front flounce and 1 piece of the back flounce; sew them together; sew a rolled hem; then attach to jacket. I prefer Vogue's method: Cut 4 pieces of front and 2 of the back. Sew 2 complete flounces then combine them to create a more polished peplum. As I pressed at the hem, I slightly rolled the upper flounce toward the under side;then I understitched at the hem. Next the waist of the flounce (under) was trimmed evenly then attached to the jacket.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I may make one more version of it. And yes, I recommend it if you have it in your collection.

Conclusion: Cute little jacket that is not difficult to sew and would compliment your spring wardrobe.

17 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

You have done it again. You never cease to amaze me with the beautiful things you sew! You are such a charming and elegant woman, and you carry yourself with such class, a good role model for me. Thank you.

Kelley said...

Is that adorable how that jacket goes with your new dress, or what?

Aminat said...

Very beautiful. I love the way you made the peplum, very polished and neat...Great job as always

Andrea said...

You are on a roll. Not only did you make a gorgeous dress, love the piping by the way, but you had to go and top it off with a lovely jacket to boot. You look beautiful darlin'. Awesome job as always.

Summerset said...

Oh, I'm loving the piping and the cute white jacket. You're definitely set for spring and summer!

Angela said...

Great jacket! It goes perfectly with your dress!

Eugenia said...

Beautiful jacket - it complements your dress so perfecty but will also look great with so many other garments. You look fabulous in that outfit.

Noile said...

Looks like a beautiful job! The neckline is really nice on you, and the pearls are the perfect touch!

I wouldn't have guessed it from the pattern images, but I'll bet this jacket would look equally nice (if a bit quirky) without the peplum, too -- just with the "v" front.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You look very chic, the whole outfit is beautiful.

Gail said...

I can't tell you how much I admire this outfit. The workmanship is great and you've achieved the perfect combination of cut and colours. Always interested in what you do next.

alethia said...

Fabulous and versatile

Sue said...

I loved your dress and I love the jacket too. They look super together.

gold said...

Very nice !

Lina said...

Beautiful dresses and jacket.Your style is so elegant and sophisticated.

Sheila said...

Lovely jacket which looks great with dress.

Dei said...

Another winner!

Lynneb said...

Such a nice jacket. I really, really like it with the dress, too. In fact, I can see how you will wear that in MANY different ways. Well done addition to the wardrobe!

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