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08/30/11

Tracings Vol. #14 PatternReview.com - Tracings Vol. #14

deepikaTracings Vol. #14       

Patterns Patterns Patterns, we all love 'em. That's what this newsletter is about. Sometimes when you look at the pattern envelope, you don't feel so inspired. For me, it's when the reviews start pouring in, that's what does it for me. And that's exactly what happened when I saw Vogue 1250. It wasn't love at first sight but it definitely was worth making after 40+ reviews. What about you? What inspires you?

Are you like me and have jacket phobia? Well t
his issue is just for you (and ME!). Let's get over our fear of sewing jackets with these helpful tips from PR members. For the more determined amongst us, I highly recommend the two online classes, starting very soon. Jackets with Angela Wolf and Linings with Sarah Veblen.

Our big 40% off sale is ending this Wednesday, so ta
ke advantage of this fabulous sale while it's still on. 

Did you like this issue? What else would you like to see? I'd love to hear from you. Write to me at support@patternreview.com.    

Happy Tracing!
Deepika

 

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In Volume #14
Jacket Tips
Big 4 Pattern Sale!
Angela Wolf's Column
New Fall Patterns
Featured Pattern: Vogue 1250
Jackets

Jacket Tips 

jackettips

We're all about jackets this issue!  Just in time for Fall!

 

Here are a few tips to help you sew those jackets...

 

Lining Tips   

 

Tired of looking at a drab lining when you put on your jacket?  Put a little "wow" in your garment by adding colorful cotton in the torso area.  Read this tip. 

 

Securing a jacket cuff lining is a must so that the lining doesn't ride up when you put the jacket on.  Read this tip for doing this easily. 

 

Lapels

  

There's nothing that screams "homemade" like a lapel that refuses to lie flat.  This is particularly hard with notched and peaked collars.  Here's a tip to prevent lobster claw lapel.

 

Happy lapels, happy sewist! Photo by nancy2001

 

 


Collars

  

Cutting collars and stands for jackets requires precision.  Their long narrow shapes invite opportunity for distortion.  Read this tip to learn how to combat this wrinkly distraction.  

 

Collars
Precise cutting makes the collar! Photo by creative1

 

Attaching A Collar Without Bulk

 

There is an art to attaching a collar.  Bulkiness in the collar section can throw off your look.  Read this tip to learn the steps you need to make your collar look great!

 

Sewing Sequence On a Jacket  

Overwhelmed by the idea of sewing a jacket?  Wondering whether you should do the pockets first or the sleeves? 

 

 

 

 

And when does the lining go in?  Read this tip to learn the steps you need to organize your jacket project!   

 

TweedJacketFor more about jackets, sign up for Angela Wolf's Tweed Jacket class.  

 

AllAboutLiningsFor more about linings, sign up for Sarah Veblen's All About Linings class.  

 

Enjoyed these tips?  This is just a taste of what's available to you in the PatternReview book, 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips.

 

1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts 

   

If you haven't bought your copy yet, you haven't seen what other great tips it has!   

 

Well, now's your chance.  

 

Download a special preview of this PR book. 

 

Convinced?  Buy it now:

 

Signed by Deepika   

 

or on Kindle

 

 

Big 4 Pattern Sale!
Big4SaleAug2011
Simplicity

  The Big Four patterns are  

on sale from now  

through August 31!

 

All these patterns are

 

40% off for

FoPRs and  

30% off

for free members!

 

 

 


Vogue

Butterick  

 

Shop now  

by clicking on the blocks! 


McCall's

FREE domestic shipping for pattern orders of $25
for Friends of PR members .

FREE domestic shipping for pattern orders of $35 for all free members.

Discounted shipping for pattern orders of $25 for International Friends of PR members (20% off!).

 

Angela Wolf's Column
AngelaAugust2011



Wondering what to wear for Fall?

Angela Wolf gives us the inside story in her latest column, A Few Fall 2011 Fashion Trends.

Read it now on the News Page.
 
Jacket from Angela Wolf's Couture Collection
Jacket from Angela Wolf's Couture Collection

 


 

     

Watch for Angela's column every month on the PatternReview News Page.

You can still read last month's column:  

The 70's

  New Fall Patterns!
FallPatterns
Burda 7287 Dress
Burda 7287 Dress

See the new Burdas! 

 

 


Simplicity 1989 Sew Simple Misses' Pullover Dress and Tie Belt
Simplicity 1989 Sew Simple Misses' Pullover Dress and Tie Belt

See the new Simplicity patterns! 

 

On sale through August 31st!

 

 


Kwik Sew 3893 Misses'Dresses
Kwik Sew 3893 Misses'Dresses

See the new Kwik Sews! 

 

  

Featured Pattern: Vogue 1250  


Vogue 1250
Vogue 1250...so popular!

 

Vogue1250
Have you heard about

Vogue 1250? 

 

At 40 reviews and counting, it's a contender for

Best Pattern of the Year !

   

 Members have been discussing it on the Message Board. 

 

kidmd turned it into a maxi dress.  Read her review. 

 

   

through August 31st!  

 

Vogue 1250    

 

 


Vogue 1250
kidmd turned Vogue 1250 into a maxi dress!

Jackets
JacketPatterns 
Burda 7330 Jacket

Burda 7330 Jacket

FoPR Price: $8.95
List Price: $9.95



Burda 7291 Men's Jacket
Burda 7291 Men's Jacket

FoPR Price: $8.95
List Price: $9.95


 
Burda 7307 Suit 

Burda 7307 Suit  


FoPR Price: $8.95
List Price: $9.95







Kwik Sew 3889 Misses' Shaped Panels Jackets


Kwik Sew 3889 Misses' Shaped Panels Jackets
 
FoPR Price: $10.79
List Price: $11.99


 
 





Kwik Sew 3890 Misses' Jackets
Kwik Sew 3890 Misses' Jackets    

Sale Price: $10.79
List Price: $11.99



 

Vogue 8701 Misses' Jacket, Dress, Skirt and PantsVogue Patterns 8701 Misses' Jacket, Dress, Skirt And Pants  


FoPR Price: $16.50
List Price: $18.95




Vogue 8600
Misses' Jacket

Vogue Patterns 8600 MISSES' JACKET
  

FoPR Price: $16.50

List Price: $27.50

 
  
 

Vogue 8473 Misses' Jacket and Dress
Vogue Patterns 8473 MISSES' JACKET AND DRESS

FoPR Price: $15.00

List Price: $25.00

 
 

Simplicity 2504 Misses' Jacket 

Simplicity 2504 Misses Jackets

FoPR Price: $10.17
List Price: $16.95

   


Simplicity 2340 Misses' & Miss Petite Jackets

Simplicity 2340 Misses' & Miss Petite Jackets
  
FoPR Price: $10.17
List Price: $16.95
     

 


McCall's 6294
Misses' Lined Jacket


McCall's 6294 Misses Lined Jacket     


FoPR Price: $11.37

List Price: $18.95
    

 


McCall's 6293 Misses' Unlined Jacket

McCall's 6293 Misses Unlined Jacket 

 
FoPR Price: $11.97
List Price: $19.95

  
 

 
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