How's this for fun? A sweet little hot pink somethin' to liven up just about anything. This adorable Lisette jacket pattern caught my eye when I was skimming the review gallery on Pattern Review. It was calling, no, make that screaming my name.
I bought it, got myself some HOT PINK pique at Hancocks, and stitched this baby up in an evening. Couture, she ain't. But she can go happily to work with black slacks, and to my nephew's game with jeans, and out for drinks with khaki capris, so she's my kind of girl for Fall!
I'm not going to list all the faults. OK, yes I am, but just this once, and then I'm going to move on and enjoy this precious little top.
First, the good...Princess seams- Yay!! easy fitting through the bust and back. Ruffled collar- too damn cute. On seam welt pockets- nice detail. One button loop closure- stylish, comfortable,fun.
Now the bad... Unlined- have to serge finish every seam and edge. Unlined-the fabric wrinkles at elbows and looks like it wishes it was lined. Unlined- the facing is too wide and awkward, and just generally looks sad to me. The Pockets- too small and high to be useful, I would prefer faux welts because I will never use these pockets. Sleeve heads-poorly drafted and much too high. Shame on me for squeezing them into the armscye with so much extra fullness.
|Cute button & loop. I think I trimmed by neckline|
seam too much.
|Unfortunate sleeve heads|
|Teensy on seam pockets- but|
welts look nice.
Sometimes perfection is overrated. Sometimes all you want is immediate gratification and a little sass. Miss Lisette 2209 has got that covered.
This isn't to say she might not come back in the future all lined and fitted and fancy....
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