I've been looking for a jacket pattern that was unlined and suitable for either a suede or a stretch leather fabric.
After searching on Ebay I found the Simplicity E1848. I'm not sure what the E is for but I can not find this pattern anywhere. I think that this pattern is packaged for Wal-Mart. But I can't find anyone who has sewn this jacket up anywhere on the World Wide Web!
|Simplicity E1848 Jacket|
I loved that this pattern is princess seams and doesn't have a separate collar piece. The waterfall collar is perfect for a soft leather or suede fabric.
I had to make my usual adjustments. +.166" at bust, .25" at waist and 1.52" at hip seam allowances. I used my knit armhole template that I keep handy so I don't have to use the sleeve pattern, I can use my sleeve template that fits me. I'm going to make 3/4 length sleeves for this jacket.
The jacket length is only 23.25" and for my proportion fitting I need it to be 24", I lengthened the pattern pieces by .75".
I'm excited to sew this up and see how this jacket turns out.
|Faux Leather Knits|
|2yds used: $10 Jacket|
9 months later I finished this jacket.
I know I stopped sewing this in August because I was frustrated with attaching the collar to the bodice. I almost threw it down AGAIN!
After two days of sewing and seam ripping and sewing and seam ripping again I officially HATE this pattern! I don't know if it's the fabric or the pattern itself. I had a tough time with the collar/waterfall. The hem was 1-1/2". This is way too much to ease in. I should have just wadded it up and put it in the garbage can but the completer in me HAD to finish it.
|Simplicity E1848 Faux Leather Knit Jacket|
|Simplicity E1848-Back View|
Dear hubby tried to be nice but he agreed that it looks like a garbage bag. He said I have other patterns that look nicer.
On the sentimental brighter side...........................
I bought Dear Daughter her first pair of heels.
|Girl M's first High Heels|
She's growing up.
She'll be out of here before we know it.
She's a good girl.
She looks 7 foot tall! Dear Hubby & I are officially the shortest ones in the family.
Until next time.................