Make a Garment a Month/Jacket Sew-a-Long
Pattern Review - Simplicity 2250Hello all,
For the make a garment a month challenge I decided to use my jacket sew-a-long item: Simplicity 2250. I finished this earlier in the week, but I haven't had a chance to snap and blog about it. Perhaps as well as setting aside the odd 20 minutes here and there for sewing, maybe I should do the same for blogging!
As mentioned in my last post, I decided to do this simple jacket for the sew-a-long with my sewing group. The pattern itself is very simple, it is unlined, has 1 piece sleeves and has no tricky features such as a collar or facings. I would recommend this for someone who is looking at trying a jacket or sleeves for the first time.
For this project I used a heavy ponte knit fabric that I picked form Goldhawk Road priced at £5.99 per metre. It was easy to sew with and I sewed pretty much everything except the binding on the outer edge with my stretch stitch on the machine. Stretch stitch is cool, but it eats your thread. I think that I had to re-thread my bobbin 3 times during this project.
October has been pretty busy so this was a satisfying project that came together really easily. I sewed a size 14 straight out of the envelope and made no adjustments. If I were to make this again I would alter the sleeves slightly so that they are truly sitting on my shoulders. However, as this is such a casual jacket I think that I (just) get away with them as they are. I omitted the self made binding for the outer edge of the jacket as when I applied it, it looked too bulky. Instead I finished the outer edge with shop bought bias binding and just folded over like you would do for a hem.
I love that this a casual jacket that I can throw on top of everything, with jeans or over a dress or skirt even. In case you haven't had your fill of pics, here are some dummy shots.
For my November garment I am making New Look 6123. I have already cut out the dress and tacked most of the darts. I am sewing view B but without the flounces and I like the idea of the ruching. I am actually hoping to finish this before I go to Barcelona in a couple of weeks. We will see though....
You can see my Pattern Review online here.