Simplicity pattern #2508 Project Runway print.
I am revisiting this pattern because the pattern has different style options to choose and the first time I had sewn this pattern I had little knowledge of sewing coats. I thought it would give me some experience in coat making.
The first coat I made was made of fleece and the jacket looked much like the view of the white coat. I followed the directions from start to finish, no big deal right??
The coat felt and look great, I wore it a few times during the cold months. But picking it back up for the following fall/winter, the coat has that "stretched out or over worn look to it. I decided to scrap it, revisit the pattern and make a better quality garment.
Lucky for me, during the year, we had a making tailor jackets class in my sewing guild and members brought very useful "how to tailor jacket books."
So, back to the pattern and cutting out was a breeze (previously used pattern), I only had to cut-out the different style I was going after and begin sewing it.
I had decided to go with a 100% wool chevron pattern fabric and this wool is soft and a bit stretchy.
The pattern directions were easy to follow and complete.
I added an embroidery design that was pre-loaded on the sewing machine.
I didn't follow the directions completely this time, I wanted my belt to be attached to the jacket, so in place of the tab that goes there, I replaced it with the belt and sewn on belt loops. Also, the before mentioned "how-to tailor a jacket" books come in handy after the pattern directions have been completed and seasoned sewing buddies know that your are not finished yet...
Doesn't It look great? Thanks for reading!
(Aboriginal-American models Urica and Pooja)
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