Saturday, January 3, 2009

Simplicity 3628 Finally Complete

Original Pattern picture here: Simplicity 3628

My version - which I luuurve!
Pic in bathroom Mirror; Front; Sleeve detail - I can wear the cuffs folded or unfolded - I love the sleeve length (with my 4 inch addition)!
Back view; Side view (too lazy to fix pic - sorry for the tag in the middle); Front open
My first lining (I added a little pocket too!); Closed with collar up; Inside out

Firsts for me: Lining, Covered buttons; More top stitching than usual.

Once the pieces started to come together, this was a fun jacket to work on, and I'll definitely be making it again (a TNT pattern, baby!). I did view B of the jacket, in a size 18, but decided to use the top stitching placement (cuff, pocket flaps, collar) from view C. It adds fabulous texture and interest to the jacket (see previous post for close-up pictures of these portions).
When I realized this jacket was lined, I groaned inwardly because I'd never lined a top or jacket before. Once I got past my whining (tee hee), I decided to do the lining first, then the jacket (a great idea from LindsayT). I really like my lining - which I got for $1/yd at the super-cheap store in Rosemead. I decided to add an extra pop of color by backing my buttons with bright red ones. Now I understand what people mean when they talk about the treats that only we get to see - since these items are on the inside of the jacket.
**Thanks to my hubbalicious for the pics (yes, I know, they're still not the best - but that's the camera and my fault [edited to add: Actually, it's blogger's fault - click on the picture to see larger, clearer version pls])!!


  1. Very nice job. lining looks good and those red buttons are nice. sewing is so great!

  2. You look so happy in your new creation! Great job and I'm glad the lining worked out for you because it is soooo pretty!

  3. Wow did this come together nicely. Well done.

  4. Wao wao, you did a wonderful job, I have been waiting for the outcome. It looks so stunning and fits so well, we are waiting to seeing more jackets from you. You must be so proud.

  5. ok I know you are shy and all, but I tagged you on my blog to take the 5 Things Quiz. Purely for fun...

  6. I love the jacket! The lining is beautiful!

  7. Your jacket is awesome!! I still haven't worked my way over to doing a jacket. I'm glad you're still stopping over at that little cheap fabric store. It's fun to share great places.