Pattern Description: Simplicity 2812 Project Runway Collection Misses Lined Jacket
Pattern Sizing: 4–12. I made a 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? I was actually going to use Sandra Betzina technique of bagging the lining, but this requires one to add a center seam in the back lining pieces. Since I had already cut out all of fabric without much to spare, I ditched this idea. However, I did end up following her sequence of completely constructing the lining, and then completely constructing the jacket and did not look at the instructions much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the style, and I like the various collars and sleeve treatments. I did not like the way they have you finish the hem on the sleeves and the bottom. The coat is supposed to have a dropped lining, but I think I prefer to just sew the coat and lining so that they are flush, instead of the extra lining fabric I had at the bottom of the hem.
Fabric used: The brown quilted fabric featured on the pattern envelope. I found it at Jo-Ann’s for $14.99/yd. Thank goodness I had a coupon! For the lining, I used a lavender brocade, also from Jo-Ann’s.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: n/a
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew this again. I want to use some of the components to make a light jacket like one I have seen in a department store. I would highly recommend this pattern to others..
Conclusion: I needed a jacket for the fall, and this is it. I wore it on a day trip to King’s Dominion, and it ended up being the perfect jacket for the sixty degree weather.