Success! Simplicity 2443

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I've finally got something to show!  I think my jacket's pretty cute, it's certainly not perfect, but I'm OK with that.

This is the jacket from Simplicity 2443 and I've got to say that I'm pretty impressed with the pattern drafting.  I hate easing in sleeves, but for the first time ever these worked first go.  Not unsightly wrinkles or puckers, it was great.  A lot of people have mentioned that they had problems with the instructions for the sleeve plackets, with that in mind I took my time but I had no problems and I'm really happy with how they've turned out.

This is a size 14 made straight out of the packet - I did add a lining and I've left off the middle bars between the front pockets and the ribbon ties.  I'm planning another version and I plan on adding some extra length and leaving off the front pockets.

Sorry - I'm not scowling at you the sun's in my eyes.

This is a great casual jacket that injects a shot of colour into my spring wardrobe.  I've got so many things that I want to sew I'm not quite sure where to start.  Hopefully that means there will be plenty of action happening here.


Eugenia said...

What a gorgeous jacket. That lovely shade of pink is so beautiful and cheering. Your placket looks perfect - well done! You should definitely make another one of these very soon!

Bernice said...

I LOVE!!!! your jacket. The colour is fabulous. You've done a fine job on that placket. You'll be able to get heaps of wear out of this because it crosses into so many seasons. Love the length.

Carolyn said...

This is just adorable! I love that beautiful shade of fuschia/purple. It will be perfect for all the brights that we are expecting this summer in Oz!
I have this pattern too, and your lovely example is inspiring me to get it out... yours looks so cute!

Gabrielle said...

That is SUCH a great looking jacket!

Sharon said...

Wondeful jacket, a great casual style and the colour is perfect for our spring/summer.

poppykettle said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the colour on you. I'm curious to know what type of fabric you used? I often find that fabric type really affects the ease with which you can set in a sleeve. The more tightly woven, the more challenging in my experience. The slight gather at the sleeve cuff is my favourite feature, as well as the tag closures at the front. Love it!