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Pattern Reviews> HotPatterns> MM Prim & Proper Jacket (Miss Moneypenny Prim & Proper)

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Reviewed by:twistedangel

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Posted on:3/1/06 3:04 PM
Last Updated:3/3/06 2:30 PM
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Hilary said... (6/13/06 6:13 PM) Reply
Simply beautiful-I LOVE your jacket, and that fabric is *perfect* thanks for such a detailed review-I missed this one, but I will be adding this to my wish list. the styling is wonderful-classic and up to date too.
Marita Kinnula said... (4/1/06 1:03 AM) Reply
Great jacket, beautiful fabric, great review, great pics. Marita
MarilynB said... (3/30/06 6:56 AM) Reply
Somehow, I also missed this review. I have this pattern in my stash and had recently bought a wool tweed with this pattern in mind. Thanks for such a comprehensive review.
milwaukee_kelly said... (3/29/06 4:11 PM) Reply
How in the world did I miss this one! Lovely, lovely jacket. Very informative review.
Lalena said... (3/11/06 9:53 AM) Reply
Your jacket is lovely. I have this pattern and have been waiting for a review, and now I will make it. One question: your collar looks much wider than the one in the pattern drawing--did you alter the pattern at the collar?
Sew Little Thyme said... (3/6/06 1:22 PM) Reply
Let me just say that I have been holding my breath waiting to see your pictures. Your jacket is wonderful! That fabric is perfect and the little details just give it that little something extra. Very nicely done! I have this pattern & have been so intimidated to try it, but now with your review I think I might be able to take the plunge! Thank you, thank you!!!!
PegL said... (3/5/06 9:47 PM) Reply
Phenomenal jacket! Great review!!
PVA said... (3/4/06 8:15 PM) Reply
Wow, where do I start -- well, first thank you so much for this wonderful review! I certainly will print it -- makes a terrific tutorial! I absolutely agree with your advice about muslins. I use them as a sew-along, especially with jackets!. Do it to the muslin first, document it, then onto the garment! Your finishing hand-stitching is awesome!
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (3/3/06 10:03 PM) Reply
Fabulous review for an equally fabulous jacket. LOVE you hand sewing, fantastic detail, "retro" style .....In now ! and the fit is superb. It is printing up, thanks so much !
twistedangel said... (3/3/06 9:12 PM) Reply
You guys are great!! ***blushing*** I'm glad you find this review helpful. :-)
Lorna C. Newman said... (3/3/06 8:32 PM) Reply
I sooo wnat this pattern ... but have nowhere to wear it! Lovely print!
Jennifer shaw said... (3/3/06 8:22 PM) Reply
Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I love how your jacket turned out- it is terrific!
Linda E. said... (3/3/06 7:06 PM) Reply
great review. great jacket.
jlg said... (3/3/06 6:45 PM) Reply
I love your jacket.
CarolynGM said... (3/3/06 6:43 PM) Reply
What an adorable jacket. I've avoided HP jacket patterns because of all the trouble other reviewers have had. Your experience is very encouraging. HP should hire you to develop their instructions.
CarolynD said... (3/3/06 6:38 PM) Reply
I am so impressed with your approach, your ability! It gives me something to aspire to! The jacket is lovely.
Cathy Loves Fabric said... (3/3/06 6:13 PM) Reply
You made a delightful jacket. I've been dying to see it. I loved the photos of the inside construction; it's very, very helpful. Thanks.
mamakooz said... (3/3/06 6:10 PM) Reply
Great review! Beautiful jacket!
sewbee73 said... (3/3/06 6:08 PM) Reply
Thank you for posting your review. This is my favorite HP pattern and I am now inspired to make one. Yours looks beautiful on you.
dbsewer said... (3/3/06 5:53 PM) Reply
Very cute jacket and it looks great on you. I haven't tried these patterns yet. I'm currently boycotting pattern makers such as Lois Hinse and HP that cut sleeves only a very thin person or a 12 year old can wear :-). You did a great job with the adjustment. Skillfully done.
gabrielle said... (3/3/06 4:28 PM) Reply
Wonderful job, and I really appreciate your cadid and thorough review. Good advice on making muslins, too.
casken said... (3/3/06 3:32 PM) Reply
Very helpful review that is greatly appreciated. I'm not sure if I will ever make this but if I do I will definitely read your review thoroughly again.
twistedangel said... (3/3/06 3:06 PM) Reply
jemgirlca, I didn't make the shirt. It was an Express shirt from spring '04. Something I should mention if you would like to compare RTW sizes... a hotpatterns size 8 is like an Express size 2.
jemgirlca said... (3/3/06 2:47 PM) Reply
Amazing jacket! I wasn't even interested in this pattern, but I am now! Did you make the shirt you are wearing under it? It all makes a really great outfit!! Thanks for the review!
MB at YarnUiPhoneApp said... (3/3/06 2:44 PM) Reply
The fit is fantastic, and your notched collar is beyond super-amazing...
Gigi Louis said... (3/3/06 2:43 PM) Reply
Nickle said... (3/3/06 2:37 PM) Reply
I also was waiting for the pic. Its beautiful, just love the fabric.
Cambric Tea said... (3/3/06 2:37 PM) Reply
Oh, that jacket is a cutiepie! I love your handsewing detail, it makes it so personal. And your review is fantastic. You're a very good instructor. (:
beangirl said... (3/3/06 2:26 PM) Reply
totally beautiful jacket!!!
drsue said... (3/3/06 2:21 PM) Reply
I was waiting to see this! Lovely job. Looks like the fabric was just waiting for this jacket.
moushka said... (3/3/06 10:22 AM) Reply
Angel - Awesome review! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with this project, and adding the construction details. Very, very helpful. Looking forward to the pictures.
xela said... (3/2/06 6:32 PM) Reply
Fabulous review! I can't wait to see the pictures of your jacket. Your review has saved me hours AND I LOVE your attitude. Thanks
AnneM said... (3/2/06 4:19 PM) Reply
I keep waiting for that picture... :) I love this style. Thanks for the great review. I'll have to take a while to digest it! And then I'll have to decide if I'm ready for this pattern or not.
Lorna C. Newman said... (3/2/06 2:48 PM) Reply
This is one of the best HP reviews I have read in a while! Very informative and please post when you have the photos added as we all want to re-read with the photos, I am sure!
SansSouci572 said... (3/2/06 11:52 AM) Reply
Your review was superb. You would make an excellent instructor....Wish you had video-taped!
April K said... (3/2/06 10:09 AM) Reply
Thank you, thank you for your advice on approaching a Hot Patterns jacket. I have been avoiding the pattern in my stash, but your review gives me the push I need to open it up again and give it a shot.
licarritc said... (3/2/06 9:24 AM) Reply
Unbelievably fabulous review! funny (read it at work and almost got in trouble I was laughing so hard!) I have this pattern and have been intimidated by it -now armed with the printed version of your review I think I can tackle it! Thank you so much!
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said... (3/2/06 8:32 AM) Reply
Thanks for your really well written review. I appreciate your sharing your knowledge in this forum.
Chris Kelly said... (3/2/06 6:51 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review! I'm looking forward to seeing the pics!
Danvillegirl said... (3/2/06 4:59 AM) Reply
Looking forward to the photos. Very informative and helpful review.
kwpanthermom said... (3/1/06 11:42 PM) Reply
Thank you for the wonderful review. I, too, like your grandmother's approach to making a muslin. I rarely make muslins, and in fact am a little astounded at how many people here on PR do make them on a regular basis! I was just taught to measure, think, believe that "numbers don't lie," and "make it work."
Jill Giard said... (3/1/06 8:17 PM) Reply
Excellent review. Thanks! Can't wait to see the photos
shard said... (3/1/06 7:49 PM) Reply
thank you so much for taking the time to document the details! i can't wait to see the photos.
Nickle said... (3/1/06 6:45 PM) Reply
Really enjoyed your very informative review. Looking forward to the pics. I also liked your muslin advise.
Jennifer shaw said... (3/1/06 6:44 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for a very thorough and practical review! I am in the process of making one of the Miss Moneypenny tops right now. I can hardly wait to see your pictures of this luscous jacket!
Ingiepops said... (3/1/06 6:16 PM) Reply
Thanks for completing such a thorough and balanced review. I shall certainly be refering to this to make my version of this jacket for our upcoming winter. Can't wait to see the photos; sounds fab!
Gigi Louis said... (3/1/06 5:17 PM) Reply
Thank you for a wonderful review. I can't wait to see the jacket!
jemgirlca said... (3/1/06 4:53 PM) Reply
Great review! I can't wait to see your pictures!
SouthernStitch said... (3/1/06 4:19 PM) Reply
I found this review helpful even though I will never make this jacket. Especially your muslin advice. Cannot wait to see your photos!
Georgene said... (3/1/06 4:10 PM) Reply
Great review, 'fair and balanced'. I am looking forward to seeing your pictures. I love your grandmother's approach to fitting in the muslin. If you trace the seams, and cut 'big' for seam allowances where you can forsee problems, you should be able to correct everything in the muslin and carry it back to the pattern.
Peggy L said... (3/1/06 3:15 PM) Reply
I love your attitude!! Great review with lots of details. Can't wait to see your pictures. I think the sleeve fitting is pretty common for Hot Patterns - seems like a lot of people have to make the sleeves larger.
Ahuva said... (3/1/06 3:10 PM) Reply
Wow! what a comprehensive description of the process this definitely will help me in my quest to finally sew up one of my Hotpatterns patterns
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