Simplicity 2703 jacket muslin in ponte

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Yes, I make a lot of muslins, but I don’t always write about them. Having a 1 3/4 yard ponte remnant, I decided to do a little pattern play with S2703.

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It’s an ‘old’ pattern that I picked up to make a replacement for my worn-out RTW (either JJill or Coldwater Creek) jacket.

The pattern suggests a variety of woven fabrics, so of course I want to make it in a knit 🙂

Sewing notes:

  • I sewed the size 10, with 4″ added to the length. The original pattern is very short!

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  • Given all the other curve and cutesy details, I squared my front bottom edges.

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  • The sleeves are bracelet length, not my favorite, so I added 4″ to them as well.

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  • Not wanting the jacket to be too fitted in the torso, I added 5/8″ to the front and back side seams at the waistline, and re-drew the them accordingly.
  • Weird thing: the pattern has a lined upper and lower front and a full yoke-sized lining at the upper back. This would be much too much fabric in ponte. So I drafted 3″ wide facing for the back neckline and front edges.

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  • The collar on this jacket is wonderful!! It’s cut in one piece, no worry or fuss with the front curves. To keep it soft and flexible, I did not interface it.

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  • What didn’t work – the front waist band. I should have lined it in a woven fabric to prevent stretching.

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I won’t keep this muslin, but I definitely have plans for the pattern – I would love this in a very lightweight white French terry for summer.

Parting shot: This orchid has been growing in my guava tree since I bought it as a little dried out thingie in a net bag, eight years ago. It’s blooming for the first time! and I think it might be a cattleya.

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Ciao! Coco

5 thoughts on “Simplicity 2703 jacket muslin in ponte

  1. Coco, as usual you look stunning! Your creativity inspires me in my own sewing efforts and it is always a joy to receive your new posts and see what you are up to. Hope your holidays are blessed and full of joy, and the orchid is awesome!

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  2. Like the look in all the photos where you are wearing this jacket. The changes you’ve made seem spot on so look forward to the next one you make. Looks like a keeper to me, but you know how it feels on and that can make all the difference.

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  3. Yes, I do love this jacket and its color. You have such intuition on how to modify/improve pattern design. Truly two gifts: engineering know-how and esthetics.

    Also, a dried out thingy come to life… and it’s an orchid! You lead a charmed life! Dee-lightful.

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