Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Garment for October: Another Simplicity 2057 Lined Jacket

Here is my entry for Pattern Review's Lined Jacket Contest and my Garment of the Month!  I made another version of Simplicity 2057.  This one is a short jacket (shorter than the pattern shows) and it's made from some brown suiting I bought in India.  I meant to do a burn test, but I never got around to it.  In any case I'm sure it's a blend, and it's completely washable!  For the lining I used a pink and brown hound's-tooth charmeuse satin I bought from 


Back View
I used the same adjusted pattern pieces that I used for my pink coat other than making the jacket fall at the high hip.  This made the front pockets very shallow which meant I needed to sew them up a little bit to make the opening smaller.   No biggie. 

I love the lining.  I bought it to use for a jacket lining and I am glad I did.  I forgot to add an interior welt pocket to the lining before I sewed the lining in, so I had to add a patch pocket after it was assembled. 

Look at that Pattern Matching!!

Before finishing this jacket, I needed to go out and buy buttons for it.  Don't you hate that...when you have piles of buttons in your stash and you don't have any that look good?  I went to Jo-Ann's and found some nice buttons for the ungodly price of $7.95 EACH (aack!).  They only had 3 in stock, and I needed 4.  I bought the 3 and kept the receipt in a nice and safe place.  I had also searched Jo-Ann's for some nice yarn to knit these boot cuffs and guess what?  Surprise!  I didn't find anything nice.  So I stopped in a new (to me) yarn shop in Charlottesville called Laughing Sheep Yarns.  Not only did I find some very nice yarn, but I found nice buttons too!!  They were way less than $7.95, so I was doubly happy.  :)

So there it is, my "Garment for the Month of October" and my entry for the PR Lined Jacket Contest


  1. Another gorgeous jacket - boy you're on a roll! How nice you were able to use your fitting changes from your coat - and yet you have a totally different garment. Very nice.

    1. Thanks! I really like how different it looks with the different collar and fabric.

  2. Oh your jacket even looks beautiful inside out! Very nice work, looks great on you.

  3. That's a really flattering jacket - casual but smart too. I love the Nehru collar. And the lining. And the workmanship that has gone into this garment. And that great inner pocket! Love it. Will post on the Make a Garment a Month on Saturday :)

    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing all of the "Garments of the Month"!

  4. That is sooooo cute! I LOVE the lining! :D


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