Monday, May 24, 2010

Simplicity 2443

Or better know as the PR Philly Jacket as some have deemed it. I first saw this pattern when Mimi first posted about it back in January. I think shortly there after I went to Joanns and purchased the pattern. Nothing like building that pattern collection. Then I saw Lori's version in March, and to top it off she made another one in April. Well, that was enough to get me going. I figured I could get it done hopefully for PR Weekend to wear either Friday or Saturday. I cut everything out Wednesday night and started sewing on Thursday. On Friday, I had basically everything done except for the facings, sleeves, and bands. I was determined to wear that baby on Saturday, and no one was going to stop me. During our lunch break I whipped this baby out and finished the bottom band.
(At lunch sewing the band. Picture compliments of Connie)
While waiting to walk to dinner, I sewed the buttons on. I think I was smoking some thread because I didn't get home from the festivities Friday night till around 11pm. I remember talking to my mother on the phone, then speaking to my husband, I took a shower and then got cracking on the sleeves, which finally got done by like 2 am. I'm still trying to figure out how I lasted till 11 pm Saturday night. In the end, all I can say is that I love this jacket.
I will be making another one in a darker color as I wore the jacket not only on Saturday, but I drove over to my Mom's on Sunday to show her, and then wore it again on Monday to work. It is so versatile and can dress a garment up or down. If this baby is in your stash, make it, you won't regret it.

Now, on to the new acquired stash.
I knew what I had at home, and that I wanted to curb what I purchased on Saturday so, overall I think I did pretty good. My first stop was Maxie's Daughter for some vintage patterns. I'm very interested in making belts right now, so my next stop was Albert Zolls for some belt buckle kits. I also picked up some wide elastic to make some expandable belts. A stop on 4th street to me means making sure I stop at PA Fabric Outlet. As usual, I was not disappointed. I'm always in the need for more trim and buckles. I also picked up these 2 pieces of fabric.
Next up was London Textiles in Cherry Hill, NJ. I have never been there before, and let me tell you, I do plan on going there again. The abstract and beige brown floral I am reserving for dresses. The other 3 will be for shirts I think. I'm still up in the air about the dotted fabric with the cherries. It may become a dress too. The last stop was Jomar. I picked up 2 knits, 1 shirting and 2 pieces for lining fabric.

I have a few more reviews to do as I've made a few things but never did the reviews for them. As to what I'm sewing right now you ask? I just prepped this beauty for BWOF 5-2010-105.

20 comments:

Adelaide B said...

Your jacket turned out really well! I keep thinking about this pattern, but haven't made up my mind yet.

alethia said...

Your jacket looks great!

Susan said...

I already told you I love this jacket, but man I really should make this one up already.

Can't wait to see your Burda dress. I really love mine and I know you will too with the fabric you picked.

Branka said...

The jacket looks GREAT on you!
And I love all those goodies you got, especially the cherry fabric and the yellow floral are sooo pretty.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I couldn't believe how fast you cranked this baby out and how good it looked on you! You did an amazing job on the jacket!

Lori said...

Your jacket is great and I really enjoyed the story of the construction process. You are right it is a great jacket. Can't wait to see your new dress.

Tanya said...

Your determination paid off beautifully, love the jacket.

Lisette M said...

I can't wait to see your version of the Burda dress, I love it and it is on my "make soon" list. As for the jacket,well we were all amazed!

Opal said...

Love your jacket....

Faye Lewis said...

Love your jacket. It looks wonderful on you.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I guess I'd better get cracking on the alterations to this pattern. It's already in my stash. Just need to move it up in the queue.

AllisonC said...

I love all the versions of this jacket I have seen, great job on yours! I'm planning on that Burda dress next too, dunno if it's going to work for me, but I love it enough to try!

Sheila said...

You did an Awesome job on the jacket and enjoyed seeing you in Philly and Thanks for your warm and welcome hospitality.

Eliana said...

It's always great to see your energy and enthusiasm in your post, Andrea!
Sooo adorable your jacket. I love it!
I can see more beautiful pieces with these lovely fabrics! ;)

Angela said...

I love this jacket~! Yay for stash! :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that Kwik Sew pattern you picked up for the cherries fabric! Perfect style. I just made that 05-2010-105, it is so perfect for casual-chic summer nights. And you know I love your Cynthia Rowley jacket!

Barbara said...

So many nice things!
The jacket is lovely, but I can't wait to see the dress!

Omega said...

You really worked it on that jacket LOL! It's really cute. I have to say I'm so jealous that I didn't get to come to the PR weekend in Philly, looks like loads of fun.

Adrienne said...

cute jacket!

Mariss said...

That jacket is to die for! I love it. You look great in it.

And the little black dress?! you look smokin' hot!

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