Friday, February 5, 2010

Simplicity 2446 - Progress

I got this pattern at Joanne Fabrics when they were having their .99 cent sale.  I have finishing touches to make on it and I will post a pic when done.  I really like the fit of this blazer.  The pattern has alot of great tips that they post under their "Amazing Fit" tips printed throughout the pattern.  Some of the tips I already knew, but it would be a great learning pattern for a beginner sewer. It guides you through putting in a lining completely sewn shut.
As for the wool, I used some leftover wool that I had from a jacket project last year, where a client had me make him three wool jacket hoodies (no lining) for himself and two sons.  So, lucky me, he bought more than he needed.  Then I used a black velveteen that I had in my stash for the upper collar.
I didn't worry about matching up the seams to the check pattern because it is so small.

I have two pieces.  The blazer and the lining.  This morning before work I put the two together.  I love this pattern with how easy it was to attach the lining completely, just pulling it through a small opening at the bottom.  Next are the buttons and I'm done!  Hopefully I will get a chance this weekend to finish it.  Oh yeah, another thing with this pattern is that it has vented sleeves and they were super easy to do.  I plan on putting three small buttons on the sleeve.

I guess all in all, this pattern is really nice to work with.  Oh yeah, another wonderful feature for fitting is that the front piece and side front piece has a seam that starts in the middle of the shoulder and down to the bottom.  So, it helps with fitting through the shoulders, you don't have to fool around with the armsyche.


julia said...

I love this pattern. I also love houndstooth checks! I can't wait to see it finished. Don't you love it when you get something basically for nothing. Good thing the guy bought too much fabric.

Faye Lewis said...

I love a classic jacket. Yours is going to look so nice.


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