Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Simplicity 4273

I have had this pattern for a long time and never attempted it, so I dusted it off and got into it. I was a bit intimated but the number of pattern pieces for the I procrastinated, and procrastinated some more, until I finally decided to sew it.

I sewed view A Jacket & D Skirt.

Please excuse the shine on my face, these pics were taken after a long day at work.

Below is my review:

Pattern Description: 
Jacket, Pant, Skirt and Dress Pattern

Pattern Sizing:
Size 8 - 24

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Yes, it did with some alterations but clearly I should have done more (do you see how the back fits)

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Somewhat...I was a bit confused with the construction of the collar.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Directions for the collar construction.

Fabric Used:
Ralph Taylor (Linen Type)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I totally changed the collar; I scraped their pattern piece and cut one from another pattern and attached the collar the way I know how. 

I also added the sash for the necktie.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would sew again. I feel the need to conquer this pattern I also like the style. The pattern itself is okay.

I took quite a long time to complete this suit because I assumed that the jacket would be difficult, however in retrospect had I attempted it when I cut the fabric I could have completed it in a relatively short time. 

So until I write again, happy reading and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I like the sassy, kicky skirt!

    1. Thanks Mary, so do I. It has a lot of character :)

  2. This is really a very cute suit! Glad you decided to dust it off! Shine??? You look great if this is after a long day at should see me!!!

    1. Thanks Myra, girl I sure you look great :)

  3. Sleek, chic, and sharp looking ensemble on you! You inspired me to take this pattern out of hiding from my stash and give it a try.

  4. You did a really nice job. And brown suits are so difficult to find

  5. What a cute suit! I love the dark chocolate color of the fabric and the scarf added. This looks like a great wardrobe builder!

  6. Beautiful, love the fit on you