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Pattern Review: Simplicity SewStylish 1070 Misses’ Sportswear

Threads #181, October/November 2015

Sewing Tip: Use a narrow zigzag stitch to sew seams with some elasticity.

This review was originally featured in Threads #181 (October/November 2015).

Simplicity SewStylish 1070

This four-garment pattern from the Simplicity SewStylish line includes a long-sleeve jacket, a close-fitting knit top in two lengths with scooped, banded necklines and long sleeves, and straight-leg pants or midcalf-length straight skirt with high, faced waistlines and center-back invisible zipper closures. The jacket can be worn open, with the angled fronts forming single-peaked lapels with low points, or closed, as a double-breasted style with the right front secured by a D-ring and a tie closure set close to the left armscye. The jacket also has front and back princess seams with in-seam pockets at front, two-piece set-in sleeves, and a yoke-like inset at front and back shoulders. The pattern is sized for knits with a 25-percent stretch factor, except for the jacket, which can be made in a woven. Midweight, stable knits are good choices for the pants and skirt, including ponte, double knits, Raschel, and sweatshirt fleece. The top may be made in jersey, tricot, or any lightweight knit.

(Sized Misses’ 4–20 for busts 29.5–42 in. and hips 31.5–44 in.)

Sewing Tip: Use a narrow zigzag stitch to sew seams with some elasticity.

– Tested by Norma Bucko, Danbury, Connecticut

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  1. pegann33 | | #1

    This is the first of the new patterns I would jump to make. I like all four pieces, excluding the change of the top to a crop. I can see why they chose it, mixing well with the higher waisted pant and the midi skirt. However, I may be making more garments for my daughters this season. I am more than petite at just 5 foot nothing and midi may not be in my best interest. I would love to see how it looks tailored for me.

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