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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 7467 (Claire Shaeffer couture jacket)

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Reviewed by:Anne Frances
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Posted on:8/29/05 5:29 AM
Last Updated:8/29/05 5:44 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 7 people    Very Helpful by 16 people   
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JDpenelope said... (9/28/05 12:26 PM) Reply
What an interesting review and beautiful jacket. You seem to be getting back in full swing with your sewing. BTW, when I was young(er), I was vastly insulted if a strange man addressed me; as I got older, I was bemused. Now I am flattered!
Georgene said... (9/14/05 11:26 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks lovely, even though you did a lot of adjusting to the order of sewing, materials, and construction. It does seem a bit unfair to Claire Schaeffer, but I've found myself in uncharted waters so often, I can appreciate all you did to get good results.
Lee Ann Hawkins said... (9/14/05 7:23 PM) Reply
Anne, I have made C. Podolaks' notched collar jacket and found it quite straightforward. She has beautifully drafted patterns. I am about your size and shape, and found I needed to take in the upper chest area. Do you tape the roll line with fusible stay tape which is cut about 1/2" or so shorter than the roll line so you ease it in a bit? I find that helps prevent gaping. Thanks for the excellent review.
Claire S said... (8/30/05 11:19 PM) Reply
The reason there is an horizontal dart under the pocket is to straighten the grain at the seamline. On men's jackets, the dart is in the slash of the welt pocket. For this design, the patch pocket covers the dart. Claire Shaeffer
ryan's mom said... (8/30/05 6:22 AM) Reply
Excellent review. Some day I'll try making a notched collar jacket again. Your's is so nice and your review is inspiring.
Danvillegirl said... (8/30/05 5:39 AM) Reply
Your first review was most helpful. Glad you wrote it. I think your jacket looks great. The fabric is very attractive.
Anne Frances said... (8/30/05 4:31 AM) Reply
Thank you for all the encouraging comments. I think I am definitely giving up on Vilene! Gabrielle, I will give the English Couture Company a try - I've found their website. But I shall wear the jacket with a lot of confidence now thanks to the encouragement from all of you. Kiwi Wendy, I think you are right - I shan't leave out the horizontal adjustment again -
gabrielle stanley said... (8/30/05 0:28 AM) Reply
I have this jacket cut out but not made up, one day... I've used organza underlining for silk dupion but was disappointed to find it allowed the glue of the interfacing to strike through. More recently I used cotton lawn instead and was pleased with the results. Instead of using Vilene, I use the interfacings from English Couture Company. Must add a review of the website...
KiwiWendy said... (8/29/05 9:16 PM) Reply
a marathon event with lots of extra work to 'save' the jacket. Like Elona, that poisoned me against a jacket that only I or another sewer could criticize. If you don't have a full bust, the gaposis could be cos you didn't do the horizontal adjustment. If you liked the rest of the pattern enough, you could to that adjustment along the neckline only
Elona said... (8/29/05 4:52 PM) Reply
Anne, sometimes the effort we put into a garment is so large and unexpected that it kind of poisons the finished product for us (I have given away a beautiful Nordic sweater knitted under hideous conditions!). However, your jacket really is lovely. It is quite becoming, and I am sure the young man who complimented you was perfectly sincere--as I would be._
Tiner W said... (8/29/05 3:31 PM) Reply
It's a beautiful jacket--thanks for the detailed review!
Diane Tucker said... (8/29/05 1:07 PM) Reply
Nice review, and the jacket is very flattering. Thanks
CSY said... (8/29/05 10:26 AM) Reply
Really enjoyed reading your review. Thanks for putting in the effort. The photo of the jacket is to die for. I hope after the pain of making it subsides you take another look at it and love it. It looks fabulous in the photo.
PVA said... (8/29/05 10:14 AM) Reply
Ann, your jacket is definitely a keeper! I'm very impressed your review -- lots of very helpful construction details! I love the fabric. I also notice the sleeve-caps are eased in just beautifully! I don't doubt you'll get many compliments on this jacket, it's beautifully done! Thanks for the review.
Vonnevo said... (8/29/05 9:40 AM) Reply
A lovely jacket ! Your fabric is beautiful. It's definitely a show stopper :))) Looking forward to more great reviews, now you have your personal "David Bailey"
Irene Q said... (8/29/05 9:07 AM) Reply
Whew! I got tired just reading about all you did! But it paid off - it's a lovely jacket and a great review.
Tonia Van Dyk said... (8/29/05 8:24 AM) Reply
I think that your jacket came out very nicely! I am not familiar with Cecelia Podolak's method for a notched collar, but I find that Nancy Erickson's method works for me everytime!
Frogstitcher said... (8/29/05 8:22 AM) Reply
Wow, your jacket is really very nice. Your perserverance paid off! Good job and thanks for the detailed review.
Peggy L said... (8/29/05 7:21 AM) Reply
Excellent, detailed review. The jacket looks great on you - no wonder you have gotten compliments.
Shellia said... (8/29/05 7:17 AM) Reply
Your jacket looks beautiful and the material is wonderful.
GorgeousFabrics said... (8/29/05 7:10 AM) Reply
Despite your misgivings about the pattern, your jacket came out beautifully. I agree about Vilene. The one (and only) time I used it I got lousy results. Seems like a good idea but it just doesn't work out. -Ann
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