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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 2895 (Jean Style Jacket)

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Reviewed by:Mair from CA
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Posted on:5/29/06 6:33 PM
Last Updated:5/29/06 7:13 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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Mair from CA said... (5/30/06 9:49 PM) Reply
Thanks to all for the nice comments. Billie -- I think the best way to address the shoulder issue is to just cut the front and back yoke pieces along the M size lines at the shoulder, transitioning to an L going down toward the bottom of the yoke pieces, then add just a little depth to the sleeve cap to compensate, if necessary. The shoulder seams are about 1/2 inch too long on me, and this would directly address that. Shoulder pads might help, but I don't like shoulder pads in an unlined jacket, and I think you (I) would have to use pretty thick pads to make up this much extra shoulder length, which would throw off the style a bit Here's one idea: make the jacket body but carefully try it on and make your adjustments before you cut out and sew on the sleeves. Mary Beth
Levone said... (5/30/06 7:56 PM) Reply
Very nice jacket. I like the rounded hem.
slanden99 said... (5/30/06 12:12 PM) Reply
Nice jacket
BillieJean said... (5/30/06 7:59 AM) Reply
I have this pattern in my stash and am anxious to make it. Yours looks so good on you. Would light shoulder pads fix your larger than needed shoulders? Thanks for the review, especially the suggestion about the back facing. Billie
Lori V said... (5/30/06 0:08 AM) Reply
Nice looking jacket, I have made this KS pattern several times. I think it is a winner with all the details.
Mary Stiefer said... (5/29/06 10:29 PM) Reply
This is a great looking jacket.
Sherril Miller said... (5/29/06 9:05 PM) Reply
What a great looking jacket. I can't wait to see it in ultrasuede. I think the wide shoulders are a common complaint about KS patterns. I have to cut at a M even though I wear an x-large.
Sewliz said... (5/29/06 9:01 PM) Reply
I like those rounded edges. What a nice jacket you made! I plan to sew this pattern for fall. Thanks for the tips.
CatherineN said... (5/29/06 7:43 PM) Reply
A good looking jacket. Thanks for the collar advice.
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