Finally!!! ;) Seems like I've had a terrible time getting into my sewing
room lately. Just too many other things going on.
Finally finished up the jacket out of the $1 stretch twill today. It came
out pretty good. I'll say this, it fits as well or better than a purchased
I forgot to measure from the shoulder to the bottom of the armscye. So it's
lower than I would have made it if I'd been paying attention. The sleeves
are also fuller than I would like. I'm trying to decide if it bugs me
enough to take them out and taper them or not. ;) I decided against
lining it for now. I wanted to get it made and didn't have anything in
stash I thought would work. So that's fine. I wore it this afternoon and
the in-laws both thought it looked lovely. ;) So did DS. Like I said,
the fit isn't bad, but it could be better. Will also make a note on the
pattern to make the collar less tall on the next one. It's just a smidge
too high for my taste. It's not bugging me to death, but it is brushing
against my jaw sometimes. Minor things all. Oh too, I did have to take
the body of the jacket in a little. For anyone else contemplating this
pattern (Simplicity 4099) the jacket fits more like a coat than a blazer.
(thus the fuller sleeves.) The pattern was a pretty good one. Easy to
follow, no stupid directions, all the pieces lined up as they should. But
do keep in mind it has more ease than a blazer.
I can, I'll get someone to take pics of it on me too. I had to snapthese quickly today, the battery was really low in the camera. lol
- posted 12 years ago