Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Review of 2011 - Simplicity 2452 Jacket



I finished this jacket a few days after Christmas, but didn't want to review it until I posted my year end review for 2010. It part of the Threads Magazine Collection. I made the skirt of this pattern three times already. This first jacket can be worn with either skirt.

Here is my review:

Simplicity 2452

Pattern Description:

Misses' Jacket with Front Variations and Skirt.

Pattern Sizing:

6 - 22, I used 14 with modifications

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, I lengthen the sleeves.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

No problems. A breeze.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There were two things, in particular, that I liked about this pattern: the pleating at the back waist and the pleating at the front of jacket view C. I thought both design elements were nice and I didn't own any pattern that made this design. No dislikes.

Fabric Used:

Wool blend from Fishman's Fabrics. I purchased it over 15 years ago.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

A little bit of both.

FBA, prominent shoulder blades

Design - Lengthen the sleeves and Added lining.



The process for adding the lining to this jacket was very simple. I used the front, back and sleeves patterns to cut the lining. On the center back lining I added about two inches on the fold on that pattern piece to make the back pleat. After attaching the front band, I attached the lining finishing it as you would any other lining.

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

Yes, I plan to sew view C of the jacket. And yes, I recommend this one to others. This would be a good wardrobe pattern for beginners to test their sewing skills for making a princess seam jacket. Also, this is a great wardrobe builder. The skirt is simple and versatile; it can be worn with a variety of tops and jackets.

Conclusion: This is a nice little pattern that is great for beginners who want to test their sewing skills for jacket making.

33 comments:

DeniseAngela said...

I like the pleats deatails too! Great fresh colour you chose like it!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous tailoring! Love the back.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous! Funny, I dismissed this pattern when I looked at the website, but seeing made up in a different colour really changes my opinion of it. This is exactly the kind of jacket I need and I'm off to order the pattern now! As always, your work is perfection.

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Wow! What a beautiful jacket. You did such a remarkable job with the tailoring, and the fabric is just gorgeous. Love those pleats!

Joyce in NC said...

Like Carol, I didn't give this pattern a second look in the catalog. Seeing it made up changes my mind. Your jacket is quite lovely.

Feito por mim said...

Muitoooooo linduuu!!!Adorei,valeu pela visita.

bjs ♥

Arlete

Nancy K said...

15 years, huh? Bet it cost a lot less than it would today! One of the nice things about stashing basics is that at least they don't go out of style if you don't get to them right away. It's a lovely jacket and you always pick styles that suit your body type. I'm looking forward to a modeling picture. The work is as always, impeccable.

Gail said...

You've done a fabulous job as usual. I bought this pattern to make the same jacket last winter, but used my fabric for something else. It is definitely on the list for 2011.

Elaray said...

Ooooo! I looove this jacket. I bet it looks great on you.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

You did such a professional job on this one. Looks fabulous.

Rose said...

What a great jacket! I'm sure that you will wear it a lot.

Faye Lewis said...

That thing is clean. Not an ill fitting wrinkle anywhere.

Charlene McGill said...

Your jacket look good. I was interested in the other view but I'm intimidated by having to do a FBA for princess seams.

MushyWear said...

What an interesting collar. I'm not sure I've seen something like this. I really like it and I love the color you chose. The lining takes it over the top. Very nice.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I have this pattern. The pleat detail is absolutely beautiful. Great jacket.

Myra said...

Again I must say your workmanship on this jacket is impeccable!

gwensews said...

That's very pretty. Classic. Elegant. Timeless.

Eilane Vida Costura said...

Beautiful jacket, congratulations, I love the clean lines and design of the neckline, color Seems to go with various types of skirts and pants. Elegant is not enough to describe it.

Hugs

Eilane - Brazil

Eugenia said...

What a fabulous jacket! I love how the clean lines at the front are balanced by the beautiful pleating at the back. And I really love the colour of your fabric - very elegant!

Cennetta said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments.
Charlene - My flickr set has a photo of the FBA for the pleated front jacket. It might help you with your FBA.
Thanks again,
Cennetta

Jackie said...

Your jacket looks beautiful! Love it.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love this interesting style! I especially like the back peplum look.

Toy said...

It's on my list as well.

Lisette M said...

Beautiful jacket! I love the back peplum.

Kelley said...

Your jacket turned out spectacularly! Wish I could wear that blue! I especially love the back! Interesting element.

Summerset said...

What a feminine, classy and elegant jacket! I think I passed this one by too quickly when scanning the patterns.

~L~ of Avid Accents said...

i love the pleating in the back. i just sold a vintage jacket in my shop just like this. this look is classic!

~L~
my latest Style Report

Debra Martin said...

gor-JUSS!! Great job. You totally rock!
:)Deb M.

NuJoi said...

What a nice color. Perfect for perking up winter. You did a wonderful job.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Beautiful jacket, another pattern I overlooked as many have commented. the color is gorgeous.
and that lining fabric. I used to use this all the time and really like it for jackets, but it is difficult to find these days. was it in your stash?our

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You are giving me pattern lust again! *LOL* This is a very pretty jacket which is of course well sewn!

Cennetta said...

Thanks, everyone. Beth - The lining is from my stash too. I can't remember how many years exactly, but it's pretty old.

Tany said...

Beautiful, perfect in every way!

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