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Rust Jacket: Simplicity 2372

3 Jul

So I finally worked up the motivation to finish the jacket to match the rust skirt. Weekend task 1 complete. Honestly it doesn’t flatter me much and I’m starting to think there is a reason no one else has reviewed Simplicity 2372 on PR.

It was a pretty simple pattern to make, the only thing that slowed me down was figuring out how I would line it as the pattern only provides for facings. In the end I added full lining just using the original pieces then laid the facings on top and top-stitched before joining to the fabric.

It has nice little pleats in the raglan sleeves and a box pleat in the centre back. (It’s not actually crooked, I just can’t stand straight, apparently).

I thought maybe the matchy-matchy with the skirt wasn’t helping things, and it’s a little better dressed down with my grey jeans.

But I think it still reminds me of this:

Oh well, live and learn.

TOTAL COST:

Pattern: $7.5

Fabric: $14.0 (2m @ $7/m – Centrepoint Fabrics)

Lining: $9.0 (2m @ $4.5/m – Centrepoint Fabrics)

Button: $1.20

Thread: $4.50

TOTAL: NZ$36.20 / US$24.90