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).
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!
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.
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