Simplicity 2223


Pattern Description:
Misses jacket in two lengths with trim variations.
Pattern Sizing:
6-24, I made a 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
No! Just like the other reviews say, the instructions jump around. Now, no one else has reviewed the view I made though. But the instructions had me start with the top of the jacket then sew the pockets on to the bottom section, then go back and sew the tabs on the top of the jacket and finish the center fronts and neck of the top only. Then I went back to sewing the bottom front pieces to the bottom back and attaching it to the top. I was not a fan. I chose to ignore the finishing of the center front seams until everything was sewn together and I did a narrow hem all around instead of seam binding on top and a narrow hem on bottom. My way worked just fine. The instructions for doing the tabs on the sleeves also didn’t make any sense to me. As a result my sleeves do not have the cuffs. I read the instructions at least 4 times for this part going step by step through sewing on those tabs and it did not work the way the pictures and instructions are laid out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I hate the instructions. Other than that the pattern is great! I love the design.
Fabric Used:
1.5 yds Olive green cotton twill
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I do not have the cuffs on my sleeves. After reading the other reviews I decided to add 2″ in length to the top pieces. I am glad I did otherwise it would have put that seam on my bust. I do think that I could probably have gotten away with only adding 1″ though.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I do want to make some of the other views. I really like the over design of the jacket.
Conclusion:
I wore this to work today and received a lot of compliments. I even had one co-worker ask if it was DKNY!!! They were quite surprised when I told them I made it.  Overall this jacket cost me $5.50, which was for the gold buttons.  The fabric was given to me by a friend and has been in my stash for about a year now.

I hope to have some pictures of the McCall’s tops I made tomorrow.

One response to “Simplicity 2223

  1. Adorable!! I love the little neckline tabs. I’d totally believe it was DKNY. Nice work!

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