Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Simplicity 1419 Round Trip Jacket

I was the lucky winner of the Simplicity 1419 Round Trip Dress and Jacket Pattern being given away by the lovely Kestrel of KestrelMakes. I adore both the jacket and the dress and was stoked to win it as the pattern is not yet released in Australia. Check out Lucinda and Manju 's fantastic versions of the jacket and Erika's sweet deer version of the dress.

Round Trip Jacket SImplicity 1419

I wasn't too sure of what fabric to use for the jacket. In the end I decided on, with help from Lisa, an amazing Japanese cotton from Tessuti Fabrics. It's a lightweight black cotton with a grey sashiko embroidery pattern. The fabric was wonderful to sew with. I also bought beautiful Blue Bloom Japanese cotton for  a Round Trip Dress.

Round Trip Jacket SImplicity 1419

I made up a size 12 based on my chest measurement. I think the fit is perfect in the bodice, but the arms are a little firm. I'd like to make up this jacket again, perhaps in a cotton sateen, and I will sew the arm seams with smaller S/A around the biceps for some extra room. Fabric with a bit of give in it will also help. 


Round Trip Jacket SImplicity 1419

I didn't adapt the pattern at all. I wanted to do the lovely cotton justice as I know I'll be getting lots of wear out of it so I bound most of the seam allowances with black bias binding. The construction of the jacket was super simple and it came together in about 4 distracted hours at the Mill Rose Sewaway. Of the four garments I started, this was the only garment I finished. 

Round Trip Jacket SImplicity 1419

I love my new jacket and I can see more in my future, I might try the pattern without the ruffle as well. Stay tuned for my wearable muslin Roundtrip Dress. 

18 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet design and your fabric selection made it elegant. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks Amy, I think your right about the fabric making it a little less sweet.

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  2. This is a winenr! Great jacket. I love it.

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  3. Beautiful! I'm excited to see this, because I recently bought this pattern, mostly for the jacket (although I also like the dress).

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    1. Thanks Gail. I look forward to seeing your version

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  4. I used this pattern for my Dolly Clackett dress. I dismissed the jacket but now I want to make it. :)

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    1. Yes, I loved your dolly dress. Definitely recommend giving the jacket pattern a go.

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  5. Cute! I think it would look really classy without the ruffles.

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    1. Yes - I must give a no ruffle jacket a try

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  6. Great jacket - I think you made a good choice with the fabric, it looks really elegant. I hadn't seen this pattern before but I think I might have to add it to my (very long!) list!

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  7. It looks great, that fabric is beautiful!

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  8. Great little jacket! I love it

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