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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 2987 (Vogue Designer - Anne Klein)

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Posted on:2/21/08 2:14 PM
Last Updated:2/21/08 2:26 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 42 people   
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bindu1 said... (11/25/11 5:46 PM) Reply
Thanks for the in-depth sharing of your experience and tips. I have some lightly striped suiting fabric with some stretch in it and wonder how the back will look and whether the size I cut is going to be right so I am going to make a muslin/toile first. On the hunt for a funky lining too... Thanks again excellent photos. Love your finished piece!!!
HolleyM said... (1/27/10 0:58 AM) Reply
I bought this pattern because of the beautiful lines on the jacket. I would never have stuck to it like you did and my sewing skills are not advanced
shaggy said... (10/22/08 3:11 PM) Reply
Well it looks pretty good but what a lot of work!!
SewTwin said... (3/11/08 6:30 PM) Reply
Wow Ann!It looks verry professional, as all your garments..Your persistence paid off!The color is fab!You have the bod of a 30 yr old, sigh...Did you make the jeans, also or they RTW?Thanks to your friends, also...I need sewing buddies like that!
sewlucky said... (3/9/08 10:33 AM) Reply
I'm so glad I read this review before tackling this jacket. I was going to use some expensive fabric, but will save it for another project. I will try this jacket in a soft wool or something like that. The lines on the back are so different, and you managed to make it work in spite of all the difficulties. Very inspiring!
Mahler said... (2/23/08 8:49 AM) Reply
Though you went to all that trouble, it looks great on you. May be with time, you will forget a little bit all the hard time you had sewing the jacket and you will learn to enjoy it more. I am certain you have fantastic clothes to wear with it. Congratulations on your persistance. Your friends were right in encouraging you ot finish it. More skills developped in your already very impressive sewing skills list.
Dei said... (2/23/08 0:04 AM) Reply
This qualifies as "UPD", unanticipated pattern drama. You probably had no idea that it would be so much work. But the old adage holds true, "No Pain, No Gain". You look absolutely fabulous and you get all the wear out of it you can for all your hard work. I learned quite a bit from your review about seaming ultra-suede. Well done!
Grammy Gin said... (2/22/08 11:14 PM) Reply
I left a message on your picture album before I read the review...After all that work you went through, you have an absolutely stunning jacket. Makes me feel not as inadequate....;)
Nancy K said... (2/22/08 9:20 PM) Reply
You deserve an award for finishing this jacket! Sometimes I think that they just don't get how to translate a designer piece for the home sewer, even one as good as you are. The color is great on you and it is lovely and elegant.
Maggie Cat said... (2/22/08 8:17 PM) Reply
Ann, I am so sorry you had such a hard time with this jacket. Your finished work looks really good and looks great on you.
valerie sews said... (2/22/08 8:15 PM) Reply
Beautiful, classy, gorgeous jacket. I hope you not only wear it but enjoy doing so. And thank you so much for this review. If someone like you has the occasional struggle it gives me encouragement with mine.
Barbara V said... (2/22/08 6:25 PM) Reply
It looks elegant Ann! Your persistence turned the challenging and frustrating fabric and pattern into a success. Kudos on that!
Sigrid. said... (2/22/08 5:21 PM) Reply
It turned out great, worth sticking to it. It was a realy journey. I started making this jacket but threw it out because I didn't like the result half way (for fabric reasons), and this review doesn't help to get the pattern back on my "to sew" list.
Kelly D. said... (2/22/08 1:42 PM) Reply
Hooray Ann! I'm so glad you finished this jacket. It looks really good on you and all the problems seem to have been solved. You are mistress of your sewing and showed that jacket who is boss!!!
EleanorSews said... (2/22/08 10:56 AM) Reply
Kudos to you! After all is said and done, the jacket looks lovely on you. A lovely reward for your patience and perserverance. I have that pattern but it might become one of those things you look at longingly (and then read the review which I will print out and put with said pattern) and rethink. Or maybe wait until a time when a true challenge is needed.
Everyday Sewist said... (2/22/08 10:24 AM) Reply
Oh, wow. It sounds like you had to turn an Anne Klein Original into an Ann Smith Original! You did great though. Thanks for all the warnings.
SusiM said... (2/22/08 10:11 AM) Reply
Thank you for taking the time to write that very informative review. I've recently had some issues with Vouge designs, too. I appreciate having these things pointed out. The jacket looks good on you!
AlexaNJ said... (2/22/08 9:40 AM) Reply
Looks great - you fixed all the 'issues' and it came out well!!
LindsayT said... (2/22/08 8:53 AM) Reply
What a well-written review and fantastic jacket. Thanks for taking the time on both.
inkstain said... (2/22/08 5:46 AM) Reply
Extremely helpful. Wow, sometimes a review is so good, you realize how the author saved you time, money and grief. I won't sew the pattern, but you came out in the end with a nice jacket.
Danvillegirl said... (2/22/08 5:21 AM) Reply
In spite of of the trouble you had, this jacket turned out well with all your alterations. Lovely fabric color and it does look great on you.
Schnauzer said... (2/22/08 1:13 AM) Reply
Well worth the persistence Ann. your jacket is lovely!
Erica B. said... (2/22/08 0:56 AM) Reply
What a fantastic review. This is jacket has been on my list for a while and I decided to just wait until fall this year to make it. With all of your modifications, yours looks fantastic! I'm printing out this review and putting it with my pattern.
Kaitlinnegan said... (2/22/08 0:39 AM) Reply
Wow. Sounds like making this jacket was quite a "journey," but the result is fabulous!
MelissaB in WA said... (2/22/08 0:10 AM) Reply
What a classy jacket - I'm so glad you trudged ahead and finished it!
ButtonFaith said... (2/21/08 10:15 PM) Reply
Well, at least you're smiling! :-) Seriously Ann, it's a wonderful jacket and what an accomplishment plugging through and finishing it with all the obstacles you had! I would have dumped it!
SandraB said... (2/21/08 9:54 PM) Reply
What a beautiful jacket Ann. I always admire your work. Your perseverance with this project has certainly paid off.
Athene said... (2/21/08 9:49 PM) Reply
A very beautiful look on you. I have the pattern and will certainly be referring to your review when I make it up - but I must admit I am very hesitant about this pattern now that I know you had difficulties with it because I know I am no where near as talented as you are.
j222b said... (2/21/08 9:33 PM) Reply
Nice! Wear it with the necklace you are wearing with the purple dress.
DorothyK said... (2/21/08 9:18 PM) Reply
I think it's great that you actually finished it. I would have abandoned it long ago. Bottom line is it looks fantastic. Congratulations.
leanmeansewingmachine said... (2/21/08 8:56 PM) Reply
Great jacket despite all the problems! I love the color.
Aixoise said... (2/21/08 8:55 PM) Reply
Beautiful jacket. It looks so very good on you - line, fit, color - all of it. Worth all the trouble? Only you can say -
CarolynGM said... (2/21/08 8:22 PM) Reply
What a colossal pain! Thanks goodness you were able to fix it because the lines really are lovely. I want to make this, but will definitely refer to your excellent review before I do. And, oh yes, I will not use Ultrasuede.
Modiste Madness said... (2/21/08 8:04 PM) Reply
Thank goodness you had a positive reward at the end of that torture. It really does look good. I hope you can enjoy it. I love the line too, but I think if I want them I will transfer them to a similar design that is drafted better. Thanks for another lovely work and your frank informative review.
JuliaS said... (2/21/08 7:54 PM) Reply
"like a peplum but ugly"--- oh, you have me rolling in the aisles on this one! It did turn out great, despite your troubles.
Flying Seamstress said... (2/21/08 6:39 PM) Reply
This is a beautiful jacket...I too have the pattern and fabric...thanks so much for the review and what to watch for!
lilyofthevalley said... (2/21/08 6:38 PM) Reply
I know that you suffered greatly ( hurt me just to read it..) to beat this beauty into submission, but I'm grateful that you got stubborn, because the sculptured back seams are unspeakably divine. Thank goodness you decided against rubber cement and have persistent friends, or we'd never be seeing this showstopper. Breathtaking! -Lily
hongkongshopper said... (2/21/08 6:28 PM) Reply
It must be such a relief to have it finished! Congratulations on your persistance. From here it looks pretty good. I hope you can enjoy wearing it.
Sew4Fun said... (2/21/08 6:06 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks lovely, but what an ordeal! You deserve a medal just for finishing.
Annette1 said... (2/21/08 5:10 PM) Reply
Oh my gosh, the AGONY of it all! But look what a nice garment you have for all your trouble. (And it's a darn good thing, too, right?) I really admire not only your workmanship but your stick-to-it-ive-ness. (I made that word up.) Now my only problem is I just can't decide if you look better coming or going in this jacket!
annie11 said... (2/21/08 5:09 PM) Reply
Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing this review! I have the pattern and fabric bought, but had not started it yet. It looks fantastic on you. Great save!
marjenann said... (2/21/08 4:46 PM) Reply
A true work of art!! You look sensational!!
Peggy L said... (2/21/08 4:31 PM) Reply
What a journey! Glad you persevered because it turned out great. The lines in the back or gorgeous.
carolynw said... (2/21/08 4:11 PM) Reply
Congratulatiosn on stickign with this - it looks nice so your hard work has paid off - you did a super job on correcting the "ugly back". If you had this much trouble with it then this is a pattern I do not need to get!!
Re Becca said... (2/21/08 3:41 PM) Reply
Congratulations on completing the journey! I think it looks nice, I hope that you can forgive it and wear it, I think you will be glad you did. It looks fine without buttons, how often would you button it anyway? You did a great job making the back look fabulous! Thanks for the recap, and please try to get past the bumps and wear this great looking jacket.
AnneMarie60 said... (2/21/08 2:31 PM) Reply
Congratulations, Ann! I am sorry this jacket caused so much anguish, but it turned out great. You wear all of your clothes so well!
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