SIMPLICITY 2810 AND SIMPLICITY 2562
Pattern Description: Misses Lined Jackets Project Runway CollectionPattern Sizing: size 12-20. I used a combination of a 16-18.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I did not use them, but they seemed OK
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I bought this pattern when it first came out and I am just getting around to sewing it. I love shoulder princess seam jackets and blouses and this pattern had that plus a single and double breasted versions. Wonderful.
Fabric Used: Wool tweed with flecks of pink, blue and yellow. It has been in the stash for a couple years and I have forgotten where I got it from. I think maybe Hancock's a few years back. It is lined in ambience from Joann's. I used self fabric buttons. I usually use armo tie interfacing to set in my sleeves, but my normal supplier did not have any, so I had to use some fleece...It worked great and also made for a very nice sleeve head. Plus it is much cheaper...
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did my usual 2 inch FBA then added another 4 inches at the lower edge. I added 3 inches to the sleeve length at the lower edge, but I forgot to add the other additional 3 inches at the elbow (of course I discover this after I had attached the sleeves!!!) (Yes, I have REALLY long arms!) What to do? I cut off each sleeve about 3 inches up from where the vent ended...I then cut out another lower section of sleeve adding the necessary 3 inches in length...It turned out to be a "design element"
Would you sew it again?
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I will and I will also try the single breast version. This is going to be a TNT for me. I wore it this weekend and received lots of compliments. The trouser is simplicity 2562 that I have reviewed previously.
Conclusion: A very nice pattern that made a very nice suit.