Okay here is what I have been doing, I made a thread simplicity combo pattern 2645. As you all know with thread patterns there is always different pattern views.....one of the reasons I love this pattern, but mostly I love the fabric I used.
Fabric: 100% linen fabric from fabricland.
Notion: Invisible zipper, doublebias tape , buttons.... etc. .
Pattern Description: Misses/Miss Petite skirt suit with jacket and skirt variations, this pattern includes seperate pattern pieces for different cup sizes..
Pattern Sizing: size 14 – 22. I cut my usual size 14 for the jacket and size 16 graded up to 18 for the skirt. I cut view B and E
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Yes but with lots of TLC...lol
Were the instructions easy to follow: I followed the instruction for the jacket alone but I used combination of Sandra Betzina and other techniques for the skirt.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I usually have to do some alterations on some patterns.
First, I cut a seperate pattern for the back skirt, this is needed because of my usual wedge alteration. So I made a 1" wedge on the skirt back pattern.
I fully lined the skirt and instead of using lap zipper, used an invisible zipper following SB's method .
I also used petersham instead of the regular fabric waistband
For the jacket, I did my normal princess cut FB alteration and nothing else.
Although I was thinking of fully interfacing the jacket because of the nature of the fabric, but I love it this way............
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I truly love the pattern especially the jacket variations.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, whoever is interested in this type of outfit, the jacket instruction is so simple and very straightforward.
Conclusion: Very nice combo, I am not sure if I will be making the jacket again, but the skirt pattern is definately my TNT .
This is all I got for now...more later . You all have a lovely week..........