Very British Herringbone Orange Wool: Simplicity 2446 Amazing Fit Misses’ Jacket

Simplicity 2446 Amazing Fit Misses' Jacket back

This jacket makes me feel very British…the fabric comes from Clothspot the UK (you may remember my skirt) and the pattern was a gift from Evie when we met in London. I got the inspiration from this picture

I love this pattern! Just the right length and the classic fitted style I like! And shall we talk about the two-piece sleeve??? How cool is that!

It was not a quick project though…It must have taken me at least one month to finish it. I didn’t make a muslin as this Amazing Fit pattern has a 1 inch seam allowance built in. So I basted the seams first and adjusted from there.

Wondering what size I made??? It’s a size 8. Guess what size I should have made according to the  measurements? A 12! I don’t really understand how those Simplicity people (and Big 4 in general) size their patterns! There’s a huge ease and just plain mis-sizing, I think! So I strongly suggest you check the final measurements on the actual pattern sheets.

What I like about this pattern is that there are three cup sizes you can choose from. A to C…I guess I don’t need to tell you what I chose, right? And I even had to remove some breastiness (forgive my poetic licence) that still needs to be ironed out properly!

The only other two alterations were slightly shortening the sleeves and making a forward shoulder adjustment.

Mi sento molto inglese con questa giacca…ho comprato la stoffa da Clothspot in Inghilterra (forse ricorderete la gonna) e il cartamodello è un regalo che mi ha fatto Evie quando ci siamo incontrate a Londra. L’inspirazione viene da questa foto London. 

Adoro questo modello! La lunghezza è perfetta e lo stile avvitato un po´ classico è quello che preferisco. Per non parlare della manica in due parti! Non è fantastica?

Non è stato un progetto rapido direi…ci ho messo almeno un mese a finire la giacca. Non ho neanche fatto un capo di prova visto che questo modello della Amazing Fit aveva gia’ degli ampi margini di cucitura compresi (2,5 cm), quindi ho imbastito tutto a macchina e fatto direttamente le modifiche.

E volete sapere che taglia ho cucito??? una 8…e indovinate quale avrei dovuto cucire secondo le misure indicate? Una 12! Veramente non capisco come quelli di Simplicity creino le taglie! Aggiungono dei margini di vestibilita’ da elefante quindi secondo me tutte le loro taglie sono sbagliate. Quindi se usate i loro modelli controllate bene le misure finali del capo indicate sulle parti del modello stesse per evitare problemi!

Una cosa buona di questi modelli e´ che includono tre coppe. Dalla A alla C…immagino non debba dirvi quale ho scelto, giusto? E ho dovuto anche togliere un po´ di coppa e ancora si nota dalle cuciture.

Le altre due modifiche sul modello sono state accorciare le maniche e modificare la cucitura per compensare la curvatura della spalla.

Simplicity 2446 Amazing Fit Misses' Jacket

BTW, I don’t like my hair on these pictures…it was a good reality check!

Though you can’t really see it I made bound buttonholes too! They didn’t come out as perfect as I would have liked but the busy print and tick fabric disguises it quite well.

Tra parentesi…non mi piace per niente la mia pettinatura…vedere queste foto è stato davvero utile!

Anche se non si vede dalle foto, ho fatto degli occhielli profilati. Non sono perfetti ma per fortuna il motivo e lo spessore della stoffa li nascondono abbastanza.

Simplicity 2446 Amazing Fit Misses' Jacket details

The taffeta lining makes this jacket feel very luxurious…my biggest disappointment came when I realized I should have fitted the lining rather than the woollen jacket first…Why? Taffeta has less give than wool so the jacket is a tad tight especially when buttoned up! Next time I will let out 1cm (3/8) at the sides

The other detail I don’t quite like are the sleeve heads I added on top of the shoulder pads… Next time I will leave those out!

La fodera di taffeta rende il capo prezioso…peccato non essermi resa conto che questa stoffa è più rigida della lana. Quindi avrei dovuto provare la fodera prima…purtroppo la giacca rimane leggermente stretta specialmente quando la porto abbottonata! La prossima volta dovrò allargarla un pochino ai lati.

L´altra cosa che non mi piace è che le spalline sono troppo grandi perche’ ho aggiunto in prolilo di lana oltre alle spalline vere e proprie. La prossima volta evito.

Simplicity 2446 Amazing Fit Misses' Jacket buttons

The sleeve lining was a pain to assemble. Though the pattern instructions are extremely detailed, Simplicity rushed that part. So much so that they don’t tell you the lining should be cut differently from the fashion fabric. So there I was trying to figure out how to do it. I felt like when you try and squeeze a mismatched puzzle piece in…hoping it might fit. Well, no it doesn’t!

I checked the web looking for an answer and eventually found it on Pattern Scissor and Cloth (hope Sherry is doing fine!). The problem was my sleeves and lining were pretty much assembled at that stage so I had to rip stitches and all!

I am still wondering if I should add an extra button to the sleeves…what do you think?

La parte più complicata della giacca è stata la fodera delle maniche. Le istruzioni di Simplicity sono molto dettagliate tranne che per quella parte. Non ti dicono neanche che la fodera deve essere tagliata in modo diverso. Quindi mi sono ritrovata a cercar di far combaciare i pezzi di un puzzle a forza…peccato non abbia funzionato.

Alla fine ho cercato in giro sul web e ho ritrovato un tutorial di Sherry su Pattern Scissor and Cloth. L’unico problema è stato dover scucire le maniche e ricominciare da capo!

Che dite, devo aggiungere un altro bottone alle maniche?

Simplicity 2446 Amazing Fit Misses' JacketThis was me trying to come up with a decent pose! Is it just me who always feels silly when I am posing????

Anyway, I am very happy about the overall result. Thanks so much Evie for this great pattern. Wool is great to sew with. Hope to make another jacket next year!

If you want to know more about sewing jackets, Inna is having an excellent sew-along.

Questo è quello che succede quando cerco di posare per una foto! Capita anche a voi di sentirvi un po’ ridicole quando lo fate???

Comunque sono soddisfatta del risultato. grazie ancora ad Evie per avermi regalato il cartamodello. Cucire un capo di lana è fantastico. Vorrei proprio fare un’altra giacca l’anno prossimo!

E se vi interessa l’argomento, Inna ha organizzato una fantastica serie con spiegazioni dettagliate.

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30 Comments

  1. Eeep! This is just beautiful…you’ve done such a wonderful job of this jacket and the colour is lovely on you. Gorgeous.
    I do agree with other comments…if this were me, I’d add a third button.
    PS…you’re very welcome for the pattern. And I’m knitting socks at the moment that reside in the wonderful (and much coveted by my knitterly friends) pouch you made me.
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  2. Oooh, such a beautiful jacket, Silvia! So elegant! I’m in love with the fabric and the lining is very beautiful, too. Ooh, and the collar. :)
    Hmm, I do think you could add another button on the sleeves. They look just a bit wide apart.
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  3. Bellissima giacca, Silvia, ti sta benissimo! Anche il colore è stupendo, e io ho un debole per lo spigato!
    Anche io mi sento sempre deficiente a mettermi in posa, infatti nelle mie foto guardo sempre per terra o per aria XD
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  4. Menuda chaqueta Silvia!! El ajuste es perfecto, te ha queda super bien! Y el color y la tela que te voy a decir me gusta muchísimo!!!!!
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  5. Pero Silvia! Si es que es preciosa!!! Primero gracias por ilustrarme un poco por que no tenia ni idea que este tipo de tela se llamaba así. El color es precioso y es perfecto para dar un poco de color a un armario invernal. Lo de las tallas de los big 4 es de traca. A mi me costó hacer unos cuatro patrones para darme cuenta de que en realidad no era una 14 si no una 12 y a veces una 10. Tienes toda la razon. Mejor mirar sobre patrón las medidas de la prenda acabada!

    • Gracias Merche! Me alegro que mi post te haya servido. Y gracias por confirmar que las tallas son de locura… O se quedaron con la moda años 80 cuando se llevaban prendas más anchas. Acabo de hacer una prueba con una camisa La mia boutique y es otro mundo! Cómo son los de Patrones?

  6. Que chaqueta tan bonita, me gusta todo, tejido, color y forma. Es una prenda que te la pondrás mucho, tanto con la falda a juego como con otro tipo de prendas más serias. Me encanta.

  7. Complimenti, la giacca è molto bella.
    Sabrina

  8. This is a beautiful jacket!!
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  9. Oh my gosh – this is gorgeous! I love the color, the style, everything! You did a fantastic job on this coat. I have this pattern too, and I really want to try my hand at making a blazer, so I appreciate your notes on it. It never would have occurred to me to do the fitting on the more stable lining – brilliant!
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    • Gail you should give the pattern a go. It´s really nice I found. As for my lining tip well, it came from simple observation…or rather cursing because the jacket suddenly felt small! Maybe professionals have a better way to explain it..or maybe I should have added a pleat to the lining like you normally do on coats…

  10. First of all, I love the colour of your jacket! It’s just the perfect autumn colour.
    The fit looks great. I had the same lining problem once with a jacket I made from Patrones, but they just didn’t add any instructions for the lining… It is still in the UFO-stash where it will remain forever…
    I would add a third button to the sleeves. I think my garden-design teacher once said that the human eye appreciates uneven numbers to look at, it gives it a focus point, or something…
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    • thanks for the tip Wendy, if even your teacher told you so I must listen! Pity you didn´t get to finish the jacket. On this pattern the lining was a copy of the main fabric and you would just omit the inside lapel part. Let me know if you need any help…I am a UFO fighter!

  11. I adore this colour on you and it’s such a fabulous jacket! And I think I probably would add another button to the sleeves; I find odd numbers of things more pleasing to the eye.
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  12. Oh it’s so fabulous that words almost escape me! I LOVE it! More to the point, I want it! Ooh, that fabric!

    Seriously this is perfect. I love the shape and the fit, and the sharp shoulders.

    I have bought a couple of jacket patterns recently, along with some red boucle, but just don’t seem to be able (willing) to make the commitment.
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  13. La giacca è proprio carina e ti sta molto bene, anche se tu elenchi tutti i difetti che non si vedono proprio!!!
    Anche la tua pettinatura è carina, non è la solita e quindi a te sembra che non stia bene, ma se ti abitui a vederti vedrai che alla fine ti piacerà.
    Alle maniche io lascerei solo due bottoni.
    Complimenti per il lavoro.

  14. A real jacket worth a princess :) I would not worry too much about the shoulder pads: the jackets looks good with them. If you add another button, the cuff (and the arm) will look longer, but it’s really up to you whether to add it or not. Too bad that the lining is slightly tight. If you wear it unbuttoned, does it feel alright? All in all, the jacket turned out wonderful! Also, thanks for sharing the link to the fabric website: it has lots of beautiful textiles!
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    • yes, when the jacket is unbuttoned it´s ok in terms of fitting. Have you encountered the same problem before? Clothspot is great. They don´t have a huge selection but their descriptions are superb, prices are ok and the customer service is very good too. They even send samples if you like.

  15. Lovely work! Nice colour choice too.
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  16. Silvia, this jacket is gorgeous – what a lovely fabric! (By the way, can you wear it with your skirt, like a suit?) I think you nailed the fit because it looks great on you. Other than the forward shoulder adjustment did you have to deal with the tight back/sleeve problem you were having a few months ago? I actually own this pattern so thanks for pointing out that the lining may need to be a big larger… if I ever get around to making it I will have to keep that in mind. Oh, and I don’t think you need anotehr button at the sleeves – it’s lovely just the way it is.
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    • Andrea, thanks…I had thought about wearing it with the skirt…but I got worried I would be mistaken for a pumpkin ;) But i´ll try! I didn´t do any other back adjustments…the wool seemed to behave ok and I was lazy…but then when I added the lining I realized I should have widened that area so that it curved better…but it was too late! I think that if you do you initial fitting on the lining it may be easier. The instructions are very detailed so it won´t be a problem…and if anything just give me a shout!

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