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Date: 10/13/12 12:03 PM

The fabric is black with a subtle pink/white pinstripe. I will have a job interview sometime in next week or so and don't want to buy a new suit.

If I go with the Loes Hinse Ascot Jacket I can probably finish it this weekend. Its within my skill level although I'll complicate things by adding interfacing and a lining. The only thing that gives me pause is I'm wondering if the pinstripes require a more traditional tailored jacket? Here's the link(sorry. I have no idea how to import pictures):

http://www.loeshinsedesign.com/categories/jackets/ascot.html

The other alternative is a traditional tailored jacket. I have a palmer plesch pattern I've made before so fitting issues are resolved. I would need to rely a lot on my Palmer Plesch jackets book and hope YouTube has some great tutorials on notched collars. This is definitely a stretch for me. I've made jackets before but with help. Also it includes design details like welt pockets and notched collar that the other jacket doesn't have.

What do you guys think? Which jacket should I proceed to make my life crazy with this weekend?

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Susan

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Date: 10/13/12 12:31 PM

The Loes Hinse Ascot Jacket is just fine. It shows a bit of individuality without being too edgy and that is a plus. It also shows that you understand the need for professional dress which again is important.

Go with what you know will work. You will be less stressed with your sewing and the result for the interview will be perfectly acceptable if not more than that.

Good luck!

Note that I ran a small business for about 35 years and worked with clients that were anywhere from very conservative to definitely not. Dressing for a business climate is not foreign to me.

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Date: 10/13/12 12:42 PM

Oh thank you so much.

I'll take one person giving me permission at this point I'm feeling a little rebellious I guess because I honestly don't want the traditional jacket but was feeling like I kind of had to because of the pinstipe. I even had a moment when I paused because one of the pin stripes is *gasp* hot pink. I work in a very business casual office and while I need to be appropriately attired for the interviews, it is extremely unlikely my boss will even notice the pinstripes much less the color.

Ok, happier now that I'm not making a jacket I don't want to make and moving on.

Thank you!!!!

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Date: 10/13/12 2:16 PM

I think the Loes Hinse jacket would be great in your fabric.

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Date: 10/14/12 4:55 PM

Hi Susan:

Here's another person giving you permission! I think using traditional, "conservative" fabric, with a slightly more casual style pattern, is a cool look, and you end up looking stylish and not stodgy.

Good luck!

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Date: 10/14/12 6:26 PM

Quote: Lalena
Here's another person giving you permission! I think using traditional, "conservative" fabric, with a slightly more casual style pattern, is a cool look, and you end up looking stylish and not stodgy.

My thoughts EXACTLY! Using the super-professional pinstripe fabric with the softer Loes Hines pattern is a very modern look, and I think you'll both make a great impression AND really enjoy having this jacket in your wardrobe. Plus, the combination of conservative fabric + slightly more casual silhouette will make the piece even more versatile (I'm imagining it with some skinny pink ankle pants in the spring! Maybe some Clovers?).



It's an ADORABLE pattern, and I can't wait to see what you make!
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Date: 10/14/12 9:44 PM

Thanks so much for importing the picture! I didn't get anywhere near as far as I thought I would this weekend. Children will really cut into sewing time! But hey, if my 16 yr old son is in the mood to hang out with us for an evening, I'm taking it! If the interview is this week I'll just wear the same suit I wore for the exam (civil service) about 6 weeks ago with a different blouse. That's cool right?

Then I'll finish this jacket for a conference I have early next month. I agonize over what to wear every year so this is timely. I'm trying to discipline myself to make a muslin because I really like the material but it feels like I'm not making any progress. One step at a time though. A little progress every day and this thing will be done.

Susan

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Date: 10/14/12 11:59 PM

I really like the silouhette of the Lois Hines jacket and I agree with pp that it will look really good with your fabric.

Have fun, don't stress too much and good luck on your job interview! Be sure to post pics here after you've finished with the jacket :-)

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Date: 10/15/12 0:19 AM

I absolutely love that jacket. You will wow them in it. Alternatively, you will wow people at the conference :-) Have fun interviewing and sewing!!

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