Friday, February 1, 2013
I bought this fabric about three years ago, I finally got around to making something out of it. I love this brocade fabric. It is reversible one side has grey background with royal blue flowers and the other side is reverse of that. I used the grey background on the top part of my jacket with the blue background on the pleated skirt and pleated cuffs. The difference is very subtle but nice.
I love the style of this jacket. I like the longer length and it fits me very well. I used Simplicity 3523. It is a Sew Stylish pattern from the publishers of Threads. There is also a shorter style of the jacket in the envelope, as well as a dress, top and pair of pants. I may try the top out. The dress I am not so sure about even though it is just a longer version of the top it just doesn't look all that flattering. The pant are the pretty generic pants that seem to be included in every pattern with a wardrobe look. I do plan to make some pants to wear with my jacket I just will not be using this pattern.
This pattern calls for using large snaps as a closing with buttons sewn on top for a finished look. I opted for the same finish since it uses large buttons. I used some of my vintage buttons from my stash. They are black buttons with a carved star burst design on the surface. I think the buttons finish the jacket off nicely.