Thursday, June 25, 2009

Simplicity 2701 In The Closet

I finished this jacket for my daughter, and here it is on her.


The jacket turned out well. No problems. I did take 1/2" off the sleeve cap. The sleeves were lengthened to the wrist. Added black lining. Although the fabric looks orange, it's actually a very lipstick red. It's a poly/rayon linen-look fabric ordered from Hancock. The fabric washed and dried nicely, and it doesn't wrinkle badly, which is great for a mom with 2 very small boys.

S2701 is a Runway pattern. Directions seem to be more detailed than many. The pattern has Princess seams in front, and a pleat a CB, with a tab/button at the top. Inseam pockets with flaps. I made the "V" neck version with a collar. Loop/button closure.

It's an easy-fit, just skimming the body.

Sharon made this jacket in white. After I saw hers, I bought the pattern. I will make it for myself sometime.

I don't know what's next on the cutting table-maybe start something for the "Great White Shirt Sew Along at PR. I have a lot of shirt patterns and a few pieces of white fabric. A girl can never have too many white shirts.

I'm definitely staying in today and enjoy the air conditioning. Way too hot and humid outside.

Have a great day!









19 Talk to me:

MaryPat said...

Gorgeous jacket. I love the button detail on the back.

Cindy said...

I love the bright color! Stay cool. I feel like I can't complain about the heat because last week I complain about it being cold and rainy!! Trying to keep my mouth closed...sweat, sweat, pant, pant!!

Trudy Callan said...

You daughter looks just lovely in the jacket. Red is a great color for her.

We've been staying in, too. It has been 100 degrees here in Spring, Texas, (Houston) area.

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window dressing said...

This looks like a great jacket! I absolutely love the neckline/collar and the pleat in the back.

Can't take the heat either. It is 30 degrees today! I am hugging the air conditioner as we speak!!!!!

wendy said...

the back pleat's tab is a really nice detail. sooo cute.

what type of fabric are you thinking of using for the shirt sew along? cotton shirting?

Nancy K said...

Your dd looks great in her new jacket.

Lindsay T said...

Very nice, Gwen!

BConky said...

Gwen,
It's lovely. I love the pleat button detail on the back. I don't blame you for wanting to make this one for yourself.

Julia said...

Again, you have created something beautiful! What a lucky daughter. I hope all is well with you.

Lori said...

Great jacket, your daughter is a lucky lady. I have that pattern on my cutting table after seeing Sharon's too.

Nancy W. said...

This jacket turned out beautifully. Love the color too.

Sharon said...

Gwen, it's lovely! I like the changes you made and that color is fabulous!

The Sewing Loft said...

Very nice jacket! I especially like the collar and the pleat and button on the back. Your daughter is very lucky to have you sewing for her. :)

Lena said...

Hallo Gwen,
What a beautifull Blog !!!!
Sorry, my English is terrible!
...But tonight I read everything :-))).

Linda T said...

I MUST get this pattern. This came out so well and your daughter looks wonderful wearing it.

j.kaori said...

Wonderful jacket! The style is really nice, but the details really make it special --- especially love the button on the back. I'll have to check out the white shirt sew along at PR --- I agree that a girl can never have enough white shirts!

Rose said...

Fabulous jacket! Your daughter looks great wearing it!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is a great jacket and looks wonderful on your daughter! I saw your first review on PR - kudos for posting it!

Tany said...

Beautiful, and in such a vibrant color! I love it!

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