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Posted on:9/1/02 5:53 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Leslie Bonner said... (12/13/02 10:52 PM) Reply
I made up this pattern in a fabric I bought at Loes Hinse boutique in Carmel. It was a rayon/wool with lycra. I love the jacket although next time I would make it in a softer, drapier fabric as the one I used had a little too much substance. I tried on a New Yorker from the Sewing Workshop which was made in a soft knit and it was like a favorite sweater. I was not convinced when I saw the photo of the garment that Heather made on her site. The fabric seemed a little too bunched up - fine on her petite figure but on mine would be reminiscent of a sausage casing. It is possible to tie it loosely so the garment hangs straight without the gathering. It is a very elegant looking jacket.
said... (9/4/02 5:50 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review Skymom. I have been wondering how this pattern sews up.
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said... (9/3/02 12:47 PM) Reply
Hi Skymom, it's a goodlooking jacket. :-)
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said... (9/3/02 11:53 AM) Reply
One thing I didn't talk about is the pleat in back. It's stitching down to about shoulder-blade level or a little below; the belt wraps around the body inside the jacket, and comes out at CB, emerging from inside the pleat and continuing around to meet up with the other tie end. I left the pleat hanging free at the hem, so one half of the jacket is a little "swingy" and the other (left) half is belted. Heather shows hers with the pleat stitched together at the hem. This would help if your fabric tends to stand far out from the body, but with the fabric I chose, I thought the back of the jacket would hang oddly with the pleat closed at the hem. If you have doubts about your fabric, try the jacket on before hemming and experiment with the pleat.
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said... (9/3/02 0:40 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great review. I just bought this pattern after trying on a sample and falling in love with it. Can't wait to make it!
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said... (9/2/02 9:37 PM) Reply
Skymom, I think you're absolutely right about not clipping that corner until it is sewn. So much easier to clip to the corner of the stitching than it is to stitch a corner right at the clip! Thanks for the review!
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said... (9/1/02 9:32 PM) Reply
Skymom, this indeed a very helpful review! Thanks...
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said... (9/1/02 9:25 PM) Reply
Skymom, I'm so thrilled to read your review of this jacket. I just love it, and it's on my list of patterns to get. Thanks for the review!
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said... (9/1/02 8:12 PM) Reply
Yes, yes, post a picture! Thanks for the good review.
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