Every single part of the coat or jacket is listed separately (jacket/coat, collar, sleeve, sleeve cuff, yoke and front facing). You’ll need to tally up ALL these to figure out how much fabric to buy. I somehow missed the yoke and front facing but after 2 trips to the fabric store, I didn’t care. Luckily, the amount of yardage they tell you to get is way over estimated and it was fine…at least on the size 10.
Pattern Review: Simplicity 2876
September 29, 2009 By 9 Comments
This coat turns out way cute, but this is quite possibly the worst pattern I’ve ever used.
If you make it, here’s what you’ll need to be aware of:
If you make the jacket, the cutting layout will tell you to cut out pockets. Don’t. You can’t put pockets in the jacket, only the coat.
The front half of the lining comes with it’s own pattern piece. That back does not. You just cut out the same piece that’s used for that back of the jacket. This makes the back lining about 1.5″ longer than the front lining. You’ll have to cut it off and even it up for the finishing instructions to have any chance of working out.
If sewing the sleeve lining confuses you, safety pin it the way it will need to be sewed and then pull the sleeve back through the lining and sew it.
And I really should have gotten a shot showing the fabric Macy picked for the lining. VERY orange.