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Simplicity: 2153 (Misses Anorak) thumbsup - Type:Outerwear    printable version
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Reviewed by:rutaliet
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Posted on:1/2/12 3:46 PM
Last Updated:1/2/12 10:32 PM

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LorrieAnn said...
Very detailed, helpful review - and VERY professional-looking result - a beautiful parka! Well Done!
1/2/12 4:12 PM
treefrog said...
Fantastic parka. I like how you've changed it to be more functional. And so beautifully sewn.
1/2/12 4:30 PM
sewbehind said...
That looks very good. Lovely PARKA. Well done.
1/2/12 6:56 PM
Redsmum said...
this is all kinds of the fabric!
1/2/12 7:04 PM
BexInMD said...
1/2/12 8:43 PM
ArtAttack said...
Unbelievable job! You have the industrial chic thing coming and going! It's gorgeous inside and out...beautiful detail. It would take living in Chicago to know the difference between an anorak and a Houston we seldom need either one!
1/2/12 10:49 PM
misslydia said...
Awesome job. looks very professional.
1/2/12 11:10 PM
CallMeSu said...
What a wonderful jacket!!! Great job!
1/3/12 1:29 AM
zuzu_petal said...
Truly inspiring---on all levels.
1/3/12 5:41 AM
sewcool21 said...
Great review, The jacket looks great.
1/3/12 6:47 AM
FloraNature said...
Amazing!!! Well done!!!
1/3/12 7:42 AM
lcdrbetty said...
Wow! Great, thorough review with a beautiful outcome! Stylish, professional looking parka.
1/3/12 7:48 AM
Woolygal said...
WOW, does that ever look RTW. Beautiful!
1/3/12 9:01 AM
Flying Seamstress said...
Outstanding! Both jacket & review. Your design changes & perfect construction combine for a professional & gorgeous parka. Love it!
1/3/12 11:32 AM
MNBarb said...
I'm SUPER impressed with your skills! You have such even sewing and sharp edges on acetate which is such a challenging fabric to work with. Thanks for including the "on you" photos because that's where the parka looks its best. If you don't like the narrow bottom (which looks fine in your standing photos) would it be too late to make a placket at the lower side seams and add a few snaps?
1/3/12 11:41 AM
SavageCoco said...
8/7/12 2:47 PM
AuntieShel said...
I am very late to your review, but may I add that it is a totally awesome coat which you look fabulous wearing. I had to chuckle at your distinction that this is NOT an anorak. I recently saw a great PARKA :) in a magazine, and when I looked it up online found that it was $2700!?!?!?! Burberry Psorsum (sorry I mangled that spelling.) Anyway looking thru the pattern books for a pattern I could adapt and came across this one and your review. Thank you so much!!
8/9/12 4:59 PM
HHKChris said...
You did such an awesome job on this jacket! Your modifications made it much more functional - I will be using those and those you wished you did in one for myself. Your review was very helpful!
10/19/12 6:05 PM
cleverkitty said...
Thanks for the all the helpful hints I'm getting ready to cut this out and read your review word for word. Your version looks professional :)
11/1/13 11:00 AM
landstromd said...
Wow, that's all I can say, wow!
11/20/13 11:39 AM
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