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Pattern Reviews> BurdaStyle Magazine> 05-2010-124 (Jerkin/Vest)

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Reviewed by:Catbird

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Posted on:6/4/10 3:38 PM
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Heatherrique said... (6/9/10 2:36 PM) Reply
Such a knockout of a vest with delectable details! I like your comment about Burda's welt instructions and I totally agree. Thank you for an enjoyable and informative review!
Mahler said... (6/6/10 12:50 PM) Reply
Wonderful !!!! All appologises for missing so many of your wonderful reviews. this vest is awsome. I love it... funny thing, I am tracing the other version this afternoon ;-)
eugenia123 said... (6/6/10 12:28 PM) Reply
What a fabulous vest. The style is so interesting and I think that your choice of fabrics perfectly highlights the wonderful construction lines of this piece. As always your work is impeccable and the overall look is totally awesome - it looks like a very expensive, designer garment. I love it!
Maree P said... (6/5/10 6:48 AM) Reply
Dear Catbird....I always admire your work and this is no exception dare I say I think you are wrong...this vest is so chic and beautifully made.
sugarduck said... (6/5/10 4:50 AM) Reply
I love the way this turned out. You were right about the top-stitching; it looks great with the style of the vest. I like your scarf, too! ;-)
Twinset said... (6/4/10 11:05 PM) Reply
Well, this is a beautifully made vest with some special details! And thanks for the super helfpul review and for recommending a light fabric!
MNBarb said... (6/4/10 8:03 PM) Reply
The pattern sounds like a nightmare. I'm not even a vest person and yours makes me want to have one. it's really beautiful.
annie11 said... (6/4/10 6:46 PM) Reply
I absolutely love this. All of your special touches make this just gorgeous.
Peggy L said... (6/4/10 6:05 PM) Reply
Would it be okay if I just say DITTO? Wow, I am in awe!!! It turned out beautifully. I am glad you have made peace with it.
BJ1400 said... (6/4/10 5:40 PM) Reply
I LOVE your vest! The lining & the bias binding look great. I have this issue of the mag & never gave that vest a second look, but now I want to make one like yours. Thanks for the review.
sew2little said... (6/4/10 5:10 PM) Reply
I love love love the bias binding on this altogether great vest!
Karendee said... (6/4/10 4:49 PM) Reply
You have again made another wonderful garment that looks so good on you. Despite your trials along the way, the outcome is perfect and so flattering. Your review was so thorough and I learn so much from each of your posts. As others have said, the welt pockets info. is a great tutorial and has been saved to the appropriate folder. What I really admire about your work is your persistence and attention to the smallest detail; perhaps that is why your outcomes are always so outstanding. I'm still laughing about your safari to Starbucks!!!!
Seaspur said... (6/4/10 4:36 PM) Reply
Your work is superb, the vest looks fabulous and the review was very informative!
Christas said... (6/4/10 4:36 PM) Reply
Oh, Catbird, just HIDE it in a box with my address on the top of it!!! I LOVE it! You have done a gorgeous job of sewing it. I think it is PERFECTIMUNGO! Thanks for the wonderful review and especially the extra welt pocket info!
JillyBe said... (6/4/10 4:09 PM) Reply
Wonderful review, and a big thank you for the welt info! I just attempted a welt pocket from one of those "run for the hills" instruction sheets; you've given me hope! ;-D
Annette1 said... (6/4/10 3:57 PM) Reply
AS USUAL, a SUPERB review. I ESPECIALLY like the new info (to me) on the welt pockets, complete with pictures. I didn't think about it until you said it, that there would be four layers of fabric on the front of this vest. That is a lot! I LOVE your end result, though, and I don't think it's "stuffy" at all. The striped lining and bias trim add an element of surprise and fun. NOW I'm curious to see if you really ARE going to sandpaper it. :o)) I hope you wear this on your next safari to Starbuck's! :o)
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