Review | Simplicity 3631 — Jacket


Pattern Description: Jacket with flared sleeves and a self-fabric belt

Pattern Sizing: 6-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes, although I think my jacket looks a little shorter than the one on the model.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes! This jacket went together very quickly. Using my serger made it come together in a snap. The most time consuming aspect was the hemming and the button holes. I hand hemmed the jacket like the pattern instructions suggested. That took me at least thirty minutes, but I thought, what the hey?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the exposed darts, the round collar, and the flared sleeves. Everying!

Fabric Used: Beige/brown tweed from Fashion Fabrics Club.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: After Erica B.’s example, I tried bound button holes instead of the regular machine holes. Because the tweed frays pretty persistently, I thought the bound holes would have a nice finish and would keep any stray fibers from poking out. I followed the tutorial on Sew-4-Fun, and the button holes came out fairly well.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably will not sew this jacket again. One is enough for me. But I would highly recommend this pattern to others.

Conclusion It’s a cute style that can be worn with jeans or slacks.

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