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Pattern Reviews> Jean Hardy> 630 (Misses' Riding Jacket)

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Reviewed by:MaryDB
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Posted on:8/31/12 2:04 PM
Last Updated:8/31/12 2:16 PM
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Klarisabet said... (10/28/14 4:40 AM) Reply
Gorgeous, as well! (Waaaaaiiilll!...another out of print pattern }-: )
Mufffet said... (5/17/13 1:07 PM) Reply
I have just now seen this review - it is wonderful. The jacket is superb. Consider though, that you rate yourself as Intermediate. :) NO - you should be putting that at Advanced. This is just a lovely job.
wildberrymom said... (10/3/12 10:45 AM) Reply
What a beautiful jacket! Being a "horse mother" in my past life who made all of my daughter's Western outfits I can appreciate the satisfaction you must feel at being able to see her dressed in stunningly good fashion for reasonable $$. Bravo!
tugboatannie said... (9/23/12 10:28 AM) Reply
Awesome fit! You should be very proud of this---it's a "blue ribbon" in my estimation!
thepattyc said... (9/21/12 9:51 AM) Reply
As a former equestrian I know how expensive the clothes are. I hope your DD is honored to wear the coat. A major labor of love.
sstoval3 said... (9/21/12 3:39 AM) Reply
Gorgeous jacket and a great fit. I will suggest, for all your DD's riding needs. As a rider myself I have used their patterns and they turned out wonderful. I didn't even know anyone else had made riding patterns.
whatlarks said... (9/20/12 10:39 PM) Reply
Absolutely stunning. I am seriously impressed.
Jupiter, FL said... (9/20/12 9:45 AM) Reply
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Wonderful, wonderful fit! Congratulations on such a superb result! I am not an advanced sewer, and my foray into foxhunting apparel is just hunt vests. I have been toying with the idea of trying a coat, but haven't summoned the courage yet. Thanks so much for your review -- Based on your experience, I think I will hold off for now. I don't have a lot of time, and I think working through the difficulties you encountered is beyond what I can deal with, so you've spared me a bunch of frustration! I have a purchased hacking jacket that I am going to try to tailor for a better fit. If that works I may reconsider trying to sew a jacket.
wadette said... (9/20/12 7:43 AM) Reply
Excellent, good job.....
rose4524 said... (9/18/12 4:08 PM) Reply
STUNNING! Lucky girl to have her own bespoke jacket, and I hope this jacket continues to place well in future competitions! :>)
sewme47 said... (9/17/12 6:05 PM) Reply
What can I say? You're amazing!
valerie sews said... (9/15/12 5:28 PM) Reply
A stunning jacket. I love the fit and the cool fox mask buttons. Congratulations!
pdiddly said... (9/15/12 5:22 PM) Reply
You got my vote and I am so pleased you won - well deserved.
ArtAttack said... (9/14/12 8:27 PM) Reply
Congrats on winning the contest! Super cool jacket and beautiful job!!
nancy2001 said... (9/10/12 0:03 AM) Reply
Congratulations, Mary for winning the Lined Jacket contest with your beautiful and impeccable equestrian jacket. Bravo!
Maree P said... (9/8/12 8:03 PM) Reply
Your perseverance is well rewarded - this is absolutely gorgeous.
SavageCoco said... (9/7/12 5:08 PM) Reply
Oh, absolutely outstanding. Up your skills to Advances/Couture.
sewnaomi said... (9/3/12 2:16 PM) Reply
The jacket is beautiful. What a perfect compliment to your DD! PS. Pretty horse also.
iridaea said... (9/2/12 7:11 PM) Reply
That came out beautifully - especially doing it in a month! Very well fit. Three cheers!
MaryDB said... (9/2/12 3:27 PM) Reply
Jrhee, - "You've inspired me to look into making them." I feel your pain over the expense of the jackets! When you start yours, let me know. We could start a Riding Jacket Sew-along.
MaryDB said... (9/2/12 3:23 PM) Reply
Geebo, you can buy softshell fabric from Seattle Fabrics ( The softshell I have for another jacket was purchased in NYC by DD last spring, and I don't know what store it came from - I think it was a small place in the Garment District. I, too, would like a better source for softshell, and have been looking specifically for Schoeller in black with no luck.
Jrhee said... (9/2/12 10:43 AM) Reply
I can't see what is not perfect about this jacket, because it looks perfect to me! My daughter also rides, and while her jackets are not as expensive as foxhunting ones, they still add up as she outgrows them quickly. You've inspired me to look into making them.
geebo said... (9/2/12 6:51 AM) Reply
gorgeous! Where did you find the softshell? I'd love to make one for my daughter out of this material. thx
velosewer said... (9/2/12 5:09 AM) Reply
That's a quality job:)
Marge99 said... (9/2/12 2:56 AM) Reply
Ow, if my sister saw this she would demand one too!
poppykettle said... (9/1/12 9:52 PM) Reply
Wow. Everything about the look of this jacket it impeccable!
Sharonspils said... (9/1/12 6:18 PM) Reply
Gorgeous work!
Bernadette W said... (9/1/12 10:56 AM) Reply
Ok- You had me at"Out-of print (copyright 1974) Jean Hardy pattern #630 Misses Riding Jacket Olympic Frock Coat" -- then you destroyed me with "foxhunting "fox mask" buttons". Will you adopt me?
rozzybabe said... (9/1/12 10:25 AM) Reply
NJcowgirl said... (9/1/12 10:22 AM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous. Wonderfully stylish and beautifully done.
GoodbyeValntino said... (9/1/12 9:49 AM) Reply
Very, Very, Impressive! Congratulations!
froggiegirl said... (9/1/12 8:59 AM) Reply
I'd never know the pattern drafting was poor since your version looks fantasic. Your daughter must be so happy with her beautiful new jacket.
Sarsez said... (9/1/12 7:30 AM) Reply
Well done on cracking this pattern! I enjoyed reading your first review of it as well. Jacket and horse are lovely!
Scheri said... (9/1/12 3:50 AM) Reply
How beautiful. Love the fit.
pdiddly said... (9/1/12 3:28 AM) Reply
your work on this jacket is impeccable - your daughter must be delighted
karen n said... (9/1/12 1:09 AM) Reply
I'm not a rider but I really enjoyed your technical details and comments on the classic and modern approach to these coats.
cmcarr said... (9/1/12 0:16 AM) Reply
Ditto to all the above comments.
Athene said... (8/31/12 11:27 PM) Reply
Your review was wonderful to read the the photos fabulous to view. Such a beautiful jacket and looks so wonderful on your daughter.
loti said... (8/31/12 11:16 PM) Reply
What a beautiful jacket, your daughter looks very professional. Great job.
FreyaStark said... (8/31/12 11:15 PM) Reply
Most impressive, and a very fine effort. Well done.
QuiltSewSewSue said... (8/31/12 10:39 PM) Reply
Wow! Great job - I do think sewing jackets is a true $$$ saver. Who would know that there is a shop dedicated to equestrian buttons!
MNBarb said... (8/31/12 8:03 PM) Reply
This is so beautiful. What a lucky daughter to be able to wear such a perfect garment for her competitions. The purchased riding jackets are such poor quality. It was really worth it to get the bugs worked out of this pattern.
Sew4Fun said... (8/31/12 7:06 PM) Reply
chenille said... (8/31/12 6:13 PM) Reply
Wow! That is one awesome jacket!
Aroura said... (8/31/12 4:46 PM) Reply
A really amazing jacket in every way, great fit, great details, great job! What a lucky daughter. :)
nancy2001 said... (8/31/12 4:06 PM) Reply
The equestrian jacket is stunning and fits your daughter beautifully. I'm sure she will be the Belle of the Hunt. Very Saville Row.
PattyE said... (8/31/12 3:40 PM) Reply
Wow, what a great jacket.
Sue Anfang said... (8/31/12 3:24 PM) Reply
This is a gorgeous jacket, well done! And your daughter and her horse are gorgeous too!
grays08 said... (8/31/12 2:31 PM) Reply
Very beautiful jacket. I'm sure your daughter loves it!
Ripple Dandelion said... (8/31/12 2:23 PM) Reply
How very lovely! My mother made me one of these coats in my riding days and I think it was the best fitting coat I've ever owned (the proportions you mention describe me well). I know it was a labor of love and frustration for her. Your DD is so lucky to have a bespoke original of her own!
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