Sunday, September 30, 2007

Simplicity 4045 - Jacket (Draft)

Whiiippeeeee I finalized the toile for my collarless jacket. I ripped out 5 versions of this jacket from recent Lucky issues and from the Bloomingdale's catalog and posted it on my wall for inspiration. Hopefully I can get different styles completed before winter hits.

My overall opinion on this pattern is that it is well drafted and the instructions where easy to follow. I picked the size of my pattern based on the final measurement (on the pattern pieces) instead of the measurements on the envelope. I'm a 34 bust, with corresponded to a 12, but the final measurement on the size 12 is 38.5 inches. I went for the size 8 which measure 35.5 inches on the final piece.

It looks much better on me than the dressform, but my hair is a hot mess today. I'll model for the final pieces.

Below are the magazine cut-outs on my wall.

1 comment :

christina said...

Great inspiration pics - that pattern will be perfect. Looking forward to seeing more!