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Date: 2/12/13 6:51 PM

I want to make in a color block style this dress I will be using this and this fabric. View B, petite size 18 to fit my hips.
I would like to make a jacket to go with it but I am open to suggestions. I was thinking of Petite Plus pattern 202, view B, size 14 to fit high bust and grading out to 14-16 to fit tummy/hip area. One thing I do not like about the jacket in view B is the 4 buttons. I love jackets that have 3 or best of all only one button as I don't like feeling wrapped up like a mummy.
The hardest part would be to figure how much of the darker color I need for the sides of the dress. I would also like suggestions on whether I should try to color block the jacket at all.

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Date: 2/12/13 7:06 PM

I am also petite plus (5'3" but size 14 in RTW). I prefer to keep my jackets short.

Simplicity 2183 is a great little jacket (sort of like a bolero) with a single just-meets closure. Very easy - my lining was my muslin (or should I say my muslin became my lining? LOL) - plus I tried out a single sleeve for width/length.

You could even do one of the views w/ waist detail - and it would show under the jacket.

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Date: 2/12/13 8:09 PM

Thanks Donna. those are pretty. I agree Bolero jackets can be quite flattering to us. For this outfit, I am looking for something much more tailored given the wool suit weight fabric I'll be using.

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Date: 2/12/13 8:44 PM

Unless you plan to carefully align the blocking for the jacket, I would make a solid jacket. Also, it might be a bit much color blocking both dress & jacket. Just my 2 cents....

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Date: 2/12/13 9:10 PM

Eleanor,

Thanks for your 2 cents. I was also thinking the jacket might be more useful if it was only one color.

Any input on how to guesstimate how much I would need of the darker fabric for the dress? Any other ideas for a different jacket?

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Date: 2/13/13 10:25 AM

Kwiksew 3535 is made with 2 fabrics and easy to sew as the strip along the edge is like an outside facing.

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In reply to margaran

Date: 2/13/13 10:41 AM

If you lay the pattern piece for the sides on your table and measure the length, that will be how much fabric that you need, unless you are going to use it on the jacket too. As the fabric is a wool it will have a nap, so you cannot cu ti on the cross grain.
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Date: 2/17/13 7:48 AM

Wow! I really like that jacket! Formal enough for business but not stuffy. Thank you so much!
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Date: 2/17/13 7:54 AM

Thanks Pam. I didn't know wools were calculated w/ nap. Bless you for that bit of info!

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In reply to margaran

Date: 2/17/13 9:56 AM

I usually estimate about 2 1/2 yds for a jacket depending on the pattern and fabric width (maybe only 2 yds for 60"). That dress doesn't take very much fabric-just a little over a yard of 60" I would say you need at least 4 yards for both (of 60") and maybe 5 for sure to account for nap.
I have made that dress alot and want to color block one out of a knit for this spring. Are you going to line the dress?
I can only see the one fabric but it looks very nice! HTH
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