Monday, April 16, 2007

Sewing Workshop Plaza Jacketp

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:2/8/05 11:51 PM
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Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern

I have reviewed this pattern before, the jacket in a floral linen and the pants in wool jersey. It is a terrific pattern for both pieces. This year I knit a sweater in a design that I realized was basically the same as the Plaza Jacket. The sweater took me many months to knit and some anxiety over whether it would fit. It seemed to be huge. But it turned out great and gave me the idea that this pattern could be sewn up in a sweater knit.

This fabric, from EmmaOneSock, was originally intended for a more traditional cardigan. It found it's way to the top of my pile at the moment I was considering the possibilities of the pattern combined with a sweater knit. Shortly thereafter it became this garment. As I was sewing, following the instructions to the letter, I questioned why I was bothering to do the flat felled seams at the shoulders. It was a pain because the fluffy sweatery stuff kept catching in the presser foot. But once completed I discovered the sweater could be reversible since the seams were finished so nicely.

When I was ready to take the photo I looked in my closet for something to wear with it (since I haven't sewn the coordinates yet) and was thrilled to discover that it went beautifully with this skirt I made last year to go with the Marcy Tilton silk jacket. This gives me a more casual way to wear that skirt.

In other discusions I have heard concern about the back being too short for some. I like the length on me but I am only 5'3". It is possible to lengthen it, either all across the bottom which would make both the back and the front longer, or just on the back creating slits at the side seams.

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