Saturday, February 20, 2010

Simplicity Jacket

Simplicity 2812
Misses Lined coat in two lengths and jacket with collar variations.
I made the jacket with the gathered collar. I only had two yards of wool fabric but I managed to fit all the pattern pieces on the fabric with noting but a few scrapes left over.

I made a muslin in a size 12. It was to big all over except in the bust area. So I decided that I needed to cut out a size 10 with a FBA. I got on line and googled FBA and found a few helpful web sites. I use this one. So I started cutting out the FBA on the pattern pieces hoping it would work. Got that done and it looked right so started cutting out my fabric.

I have had some problems in the past with easing the sleeves in so I also read up on easing sleeves in using a lot of pins. This worked so much better than ease stitching and pulling the treads to gather the sleeves. The end results was a smoother sleeve cap none of those little puckers that I have gotten in the past. I also put in sleeve heads following the directions from The Complete Photo Guide To Sewing. I would recommend this book it's got a lot of full colour photos which I find very helpful. I liked the look of the sleeve tabs and just about had enough fabric to make them. I think they add a nice detail to the sleeves. The welt pockets where much easier to do than I thought they would be and I love the end result.

I was worried about getting the gathered collar to look right so I took my time gathering and pinning and I'm pleased how it turned out.

For the lining I used a flannel backed satin for a little extra warmth.

I'm very pleased with how my jacket turned out. This is great pattern it all came together nicely once I had the fit issue worked out. I would like to make it again with one of the different collar variations.


  1. Shari you have outdone yourself... The coat is GORGEOUS and the collar and sleeve tabs really take the coat to another level. The lining Pops fashion diva.... love it.

    I purchased that pattern twice, one for me and one for my daughter... just maybe I have time to make one for

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous... I have this in my stash and I am going to try it out. I love the lining you used..... You aren't taking it easy girl...Rock on

  3. Incredible coat, you did a fantastic job.

  4. Well done. I have this jacket on my must sew list. I love this sewing community, it is so nice to see it made up. It's lovely.

  5. Great coat. I cut my first version of this pattern on Sunday.


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