Pattern Review: Simplicity 2876

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:

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.

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.
Back view:
And I really should have gotten a shot showing the fabric Macy picked for the lining. VERY orange.
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  1. Amy M in Indiana says:

    It is a beautiful coat –love that fabric!!

  2. lesliecook2005 says:

    It's a beautiful coat! I find the same problems with a lot of the patterns I have used lately. I thought it was just me, glad to know others have the same problems!!!

  3. Wendy Piersall says:

    I love the styles of the Project Runway patterns, but they are SUCH a PITA to figure out what you need to buy while at the store! I also needed to make two trips, and the next pattern I used, I had to ask for help from the store employee. She had a hard time figuring it out, too. They really need to figure out a better way to put those patterns together!

  4. The Short Mom says:

    For all the trouble it caused you it turned out beautifully! I love the colors!

  5. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:

    CUTE Char!

  6. It looks great! I love it. Macy is as adorable as always.

  7. Kristine Robinson says:

    That is so Macy – very cute! Ashlie will be jealous.

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