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Pattern Reviews> Christine Jonson> 519 (Swing Jacket)

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Reviewed by:Mary Ann

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Posted on:9/3/02 1:50 AM
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said... (9/3/02 11:43 AM) Reply
Well, Shirley, I'll tell you that nothing drapes like slinky, IMHO! The charcoal grey is a rather bulky rib, with a lot of fuzzy stuff, if you know what I mean. It drapes rather nicely, it has no choice because of the large bias angle of the cut of the jacket. But it doesn't hang as close to the body. I really like the look of it. It looks nice and cozy. If you sew it up in a non-stretch woven, be sure to check the circumference of the sleeve below the elbow. The original pattern is meant to be close fitting and relies on the stretch of the knit to pass over your hand. I just added enough to still have a somewhat close fit and still be able to get into it. I absolutely love this jacket in stretch velvet: the variations in the hang of the grain lets the nap of the velvet do wonderful things with the variations in shadings with the light. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with whatever fabric you use; you would just vary the shape of your bottom piece--a narrower bottom piece with a less-close-to-the-body top piece, etc.
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said... (9/3/02 5:57 AM) Reply
Mary Ann, How would you compare the fit, look and feel of this pattern made up in the woven vs. the knits? Does it still drape well? Thanks!
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