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This jacket is fabulous! I really like the slightly retro style... It's great on you, too!
6/26/08 1:51 AM
Vonnevo, these jackets are gorgeous, in fact, you always make the most gorgeous jackets. Thanks for the very thorough review, I am heading to ebay to look for this magazine!
6/26/08 1:56 AM
Great, great, great - love the style of this jacket. Thanks for the detailed review!
6/26/08 2:14 AM
Vonnevo, it's good to see you back and sewing! You have an exquisitely great talent to take an ordinary looking pattern to turn it into something outstanding! Thanks for the sharing your details in your very helpful review!
6/26/08 2:26 AM
I've been waiting and you didn't disappoint. :) I LOVE the denim version! Thanks for the info about how flared it is at the bottom. I can't wait to start mine, but probably not until spring. It's far too cold.
6/26/08 3:03 AM
Fabulous jackets, I love both versions. Such nice details and you made them perfect. I'm a bit surprised that this jacket is part of the "Easy fashion" issue. It's not that easy!
6/26/08 5:19 AM
Great review! Nice photos, and tips!
6/26/08 6:51 AM
So wonderful! I love both versions. Especially the pocket detail. Interesting tip with the press and seal stuff. Do you do this with all your garments? Your jackets and garments are always so beautifully put together so any other tips you have that helps with construction?
6/26/08 6:58 AM
Lovely jacket with great details, the covered buttons are very stylish.
6/26/08 8:18 AM
Absolutely wonderful, Vonne! Can I just write "See Vonne's review" when I finally get around to posting my own jacket??!!?? Love your fabric, the pockets..I'm going to dig my scraps out of the trash so I can add a band on my pocket so it looks like yours. Then, of course, I'll have to add the pocket to my jacket!! Using Press and Seal is new to me..I'll have to try it. Wonderfully detailed, tip laden review. You are the jacket queen!!
6/26/08 8:33 AM
You are the queen of jackets! Your jackets are always top notch!
6/26/08 8:39 AM
Yes, it IS good to see you reviewing again. I'm salivating over your jackets. They are primo.
6/26/08 9:05 AM
We've missed your reviews - they're alot like sewing lessons and I thank you for that. Love your jackets. It is always so much fun to see the details that you add to your versions and I'm sure that the pattern companies kick themselves and wish they would have thought of it. Beautiful Vonne originals.
6/26/08 9:17 AM
More fantastic jackets, Vonnevo! Beautiful colors.
6/26/08 9:40 AM
You always make the best jackets. I'm not sure which version I like better - maybe the blue by the tiniest bit, but they're both fabulous. Of course.
6/26/08 11:46 AM
Great jackets, and great review. I hope I will be able to write reviews as informative as yours, someday.....and I also hope I can produce garments as beautifully fitted and sewn, too. Thanks for taking the time to write a review that is a sewing lesson.
6/26/08 12:02 PM
Great jackets. I love the denim one the most. Please expand on the Glad Press & Seal...Do you leave it in the jacket or do you snip it out? What fabrics does it work best in? I am so facinated!
6/26/08 12:07 PM
Those look great. Kinda Jackie-O gone casual :O) Great job!
6/26/08 12:07 PM
You Jacket is just beautiful. I never heard of this mag, isn't it nice to have illustrations. Thanks for a great review.
6/26/08 12:22 PM
It's always a boost to see your beautiful jackets - makes me want to get busy on some of my own. Thanks for an informative review.
6/26/08 12:40 PM
Another Vonne masterpiece! Beautiful jackets, you are really a pro. This style suits you perfectly. I'd love to see you make a 'glam' version :-) Sue
6/26/08 12:44 PM
Wow...stunning! I love both versions and they fit you beautifully. The denim fabric caught my eye and is so unusual. That was a wonderful find. I enjoyed your review and the many helpful tips and pictures. :)
6/26/08 1:53 PM
MelissaB in WA
You are the jacket Queen my friend, they are both gorgeous on you! Thanks for all the helpful photos and information throughout the review.
6/26/08 2:12 PM
This is a seriously beautiful jacket - actully both are - your top notch workmanship is so evident - all the details make this stand out.
6/26/08 2:25 PM
Beautifully sewn as always. I missed your reviews!
6/26/08 5:58 PM
That jacket is fabulous! Just like everything you make!
6/26/08 6:36 PM
I want a jacket just like this!!
6/26/08 6:47 PM
Hi Vonne, It is great to see you back posting reviews. Just like everyone before has said the jacket is gorgeous. You certainly are the jacket queen of PR.
6/26/08 8:07 PM
Beautiful jackets and I love the press 'n seal tip!
6/26/08 8:24 PM
6/26/08 10:54 PM
Like everyone else, I love your jackets. It's good to see you reviewing again.
6/26/08 11:38 PM
This jacket is awesome! and I love the little pebble design in the denim and the covered buttons. Wonderful review!!
6/26/08 11:47 PM
That is beautifully sewn! And thanks so much for the tip re press N seal - I think I will buy some and try it out!
6/26/08 11:52 PM
Great jackets Vonne! Your details make them special. You are looking well too :)
6/27/08 4:38 AM
beautiful Vonne, this is so stunning on you
6/27/08 5:24 AM
Another great pattern and love the jackets!
6/27/08 5:29 AM
Very nicely made!
6/27/08 8:46 AM
Both jackets are terrific. Thank you for all the extra sewing tips.
6/27/08 7:14 PM
Vonne, your review was as delicious as your jackets. Thank you for all the wonderful tips; when I make mine, your review will come in very handy! By the way, you're right, GLP in the US does offer subscriptions to BEF.
6/27/08 7:21 PM
Oh what an absolutely wonderful jacket! I love that you sew one test or wearable jacket first and then sew the main event! And I'm glad to see you back sewing...I have missed your garments!
6/27/08 8:53 PM
I hope they come out with a envelope pattern in these styles in plus sizes. I like the way they have all the different details that make the jackets so unique.
6/28/08 6:05 AM
'A girl can never have enough jackets'. A truer word has never been spoken. Vonnevo, your work is superb, as always, and these jackets suit you perfectly. Really fantastic!
6/28/08 6:44 AM
Everyone has said it all - beautifully done.
6/28/08 11:25 AM
Lovely jackets, and what an interesting denim that is! I think I remember your Press n Seal tip from a while ago, thanks for reminding us of it.
6/28/08 11:59 AM
Fabulous jackets, Vonne. Thrilled to see you are getting your mojo back.
6/28/08 5:19 PM
Welcome,welcome back to the fold Vonne, you have been so missed! Your jackets are superb and so beautifully made. Off to my sewing machine with a stop-off en route to my stash!!
6/28/08 5:56 PM
Lovely jackets Vonne. :)
6/29/08 8:35 PM
Wonderful innovative as usual, love your jackets, love everything you sew
6/30/08 8:18 AM
A wonderful jacket and review Vonnevo, I've missed your reviews but knew there was no way you had given up sewing! (We all have this obsession that will never go away.....) Looking forward to seeing what you continue to make to inspire us all.
7/1/08 4:54 AM
Firstly, beautiful jacket! Second - thanks for highlighting the Press N Seal tip! I'm going to get some of that stuff.
7/27/08 8:09 AM
I missed this jacket when I looked through the magazine. Lucky me..I still have ten vacation days left. Maybe I can get it sewn up in the time I have. Vacation---a nice tan and a jacket for fall. Who can ask for more. Thanks for showing how to change the pattern and build a new jacket every time!
7/28/08 5:06 AM
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