A recent conversation dealt with sewing garmet lessons. I have observed that the RTW industry is using faily simple patterns…look at Chico’s, Eileen Fisher, etc. It’s the fabrics that make the difference…Eileen Fisher looks great on hangers, but not on me. So, I am trying to find a couple of “basics” that are only a couple of pieces ….
Just received Nancy’s Notions featuring “one pattern…endless possibilities” I agree with her comment that “fabric selection has a dramatic impact on the look of each jacket.” I’ve pretty much decided to focus on making jackets to wear with basic black pants for teaching adults (real estate) after I concluded that a number of Threads articles are focused on making fabrics. Figure that once I get the pattern right, I can quilt, strip piece, paint fabric, etc.
Has anyone bit the bullet and ordered and made up this pattern? My concern: I recently realized that although my waist is proportionately larger than my shoulders that are narrow AND sloping (not square). No wonder I have preferred tailored suit jackets in the past with the shoulder pads with the jacket shoulders.
I doubt that I could use shoulder pads for this pattern. Any thoughts? should I just “bet” the $20?