Pattern In Action: Simplicity #2766

I’m calling this my Nashville Jacket because I wore it to PaleyFest when Emily and I went to see the cast of Nashville do a Q&A.  Now every time I put this on, I start hearing country tunes…   This is Simplicity #2766, view F (long jacket).

Simplicity #2766

I’ve started to make videos to show you my projects in a more dynamic way.  I hope you like it!  I felt like it was easier to show and explain certain things about my new jacket.  (I also recorded it just before I bobbed my hair for the summer.)

I have been wearing my new spring jacket all over town and it’s absolutely perfect!  The shape is just right for a regular, casual every day jacket.  For those of you in colder climates, you could probably use a much heavier fabric choice than I used and it would make a very comfortable addition to your outwear wardrobe.  I think it might be fun to try this in a raincoat fabric… not that we ever see that much rain in Los Angeles!

making the lining for Simplicity 2766

scraps from Simplicity 2766

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Simplicity 2766 in progress

Things I like about Simplicity 2766 (long jacket):

  • The silhouette is very flattering and great for any body type.  As I’m losing weight still, this is a nice transition piece.
  • You have the option to make a short cropped version or the longer version and it’s such an easy adjustment to add the lower panel.
  • True to the envelope, it’s a very easy project to make!

Things I don’t like about Simplicity 2766 (long jacket):

  • It would have been nice to have pockets… clearly I did not do much better on my own this time around.
  • For a jacket I feel like a lining is a good standard practice, but because it’s an “easy-to-sew” pattern, facings are offered instead.  It’s not the end of the world, but adding in a lining isn’t a beginner sewing task.
  • The yoke was a bit tricky to figure out.  The instructions called for gathering, which I did, but I’m not sure if it was entirely necessary.  I did not do gathering stitches to fit the yoke of the lining and it worked out just fine.

Here is the finished product, both outside and reversed.

Simplicity 2766 completed

Simplicity 2766 completed

Simplicity 2766 completed

Simplicity 2766 completed

Simplicity 2766 completed

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  • Madelyn - You are too cute! And Mr. Giles’ wave at the end was purrrrr-fect!

    P.S. I LOVE THE JACKET! Must get my grubby little hands on a comparably chic and easy-to-sew pattern 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - LOVE it!! 🙂 Super jealous; the color is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Love, love, love the jacket! You rock.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ellen Watto Hawk - I really like this pattern!ReplyCancel

  • We Can Fly! : School of Moxie - […] blouse with my eyelet Naughty Secretary Skirt.  After I was done taking photos, I draped my Nashville jacket over my shoulders because the evenings here are still quite […]ReplyCancel

  • angela - I am making the short version and I feel that I’m missing a step i am lost putting sleeves in I just can’t figure that outReplyCancel

    • Mary Ann Williams - Hi Angela – I remember this jacket was a little weird putting the sleeves on! If I recall correctly… I think the sleeves are attached to the body of the jacket (both front panels & the back). And then the collar/yoke is added on top of it. I was actually going to make another one soon, but in a raincoat material (now that I live in Texas, I actually need a rain jacket!). Your question gives me an idea to do a sew along series like I did for the Amy Butler Cosmo Bag… stay tuned for it!ReplyCancel

  • angie - I can’t understand how to put sleeves in can you enlighten meReplyCancel

  • angie - I need help with sleeves just can’t figure it outReplyCancel

  • angela - Please consider doing a tutorial iwill put this
    Project on hold until thenReplyCancel

  • Beckie - Thank you for showing the inside of this jacket! I’ve made it twice, as a “suit” jacket (read: for office wear, both unlined) and I have been contemplating making it as outwear and would definitely want a lining in it. It is nice to see that my idea should work!ReplyCancel

    • Mary Ann Williams - Yay! 🙂 I had another comment on here recently asking for a sew along… I think I’m going to make a jean jacket out of this and I’ll probably line that as well. I’ll make sure I include lots of detailed pictures for it!ReplyCancel

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