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Posted on:11/27/06 4:52 AM
Last Updated:1/18/07 7:39 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized 
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Tesla121 said... (11/28/06 6:05 PM) Reply
I love the fabric! The sleeves are a tad long, but that's an easy fix, and it probably isn't noticable when you're moving about. Welcome back to the world of sewing!
ryan's mom said... (11/28/06 4:36 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks really nice! Lovely color and style.
carolynw said... (11/28/06 9:04 AM) Reply
Jeans it looks good - why not shorten the skirt and sleeves now - it's not too late and if you feel that would make it look better no reason why you shouldn't do it now. Good color combo. Spoke to my relos near Cairns and hear it was near 100 - that's hot!!
AnneM said... (11/28/06 8:30 AM) Reply
Great outfit! Love the style. And when wearing it, it's hard to tell if sleeves are a little long since you're moving around anyway. Even as-is you probably won't find as nice an outfit in ready-to-wear.
Jeans said... (11/28/06 2:09 AM) Reply
Thanks PRs for all your reply's :-) Thanks for your help Mini & Franatic you are right.... the Microfiber was a bit hard to Iron its got some crepe in it too....I just contuied to Iron till the creases came out....It was no real drama...I might try natural fibers like Mini and Franatic said....thanks for your help and advice gals...Thanks to all... McClones... I think that I will shorten the sleeves.... it's not to late :-)
hongkongshopper said... (11/27/06 9:42 PM) Reply
I like the sleeve length - very chic!
Sherril Miller said... (11/27/06 5:58 PM) Reply
Great beginner project (or getting back into it) and it came out nice. Alterations are hard for me and I've been doing them for years now so don't get discouraged. Just keep on sewing and trying out different alterations. You might want to save your good fabric and make up a test garment first. Then you can work out the fitting problems before you sewing into the good stuff. A cheap fabric with the same drape and stretch as your fashion fabric would do nicely for a test garment. Don't sew on facings, collars, hems, etc. into the test garment because you'll be throwing it away after your final garment is completed. Also, invest in a good alterations book like Fit for Real People (FFRP) by Palmer and Alto. It's really the Bible for those who want great fit.
mClones said... (11/27/06 2:29 PM) Reply
Nice ensemble. There's no reason you can't shorten the sleeves now. Then it will be just perfect!
AuntieShel said... (11/27/06 12:04 PM) Reply
Your outfit is lovely! And now that you know how it fits, you can make those alterations next time. I must agree with Mini, some of the synthetics don't hold a press or drape as well as some of the natural fibers--it just depends on the particular fabric. Hope you got the bug and keep on sewing!
PKPudlin said... (11/27/06 11:10 AM) Reply
I have this pattern too and love it. Very nice choice of fabrics and colors - they go together well! Don't worry about alterations - shortening hems and sleeves is easy, and you'll be back up to speed in no time. Nice job!
Mini said... (11/27/06 10:14 AM) Reply
Don't worry about the facings-they wil get easier. Microfiber and other synthetics can be hard to press properly and don't respond to shaping as well as natural fiber or blended fabrics, so that may account for the difficulty. Rayon, cotton, or linen fabrics and blends would be great for this pattern. Your project still turned out well, and now you have a good basic pattern that can be used again and again:).
cecelia said... (11/27/06 8:42 AM) Reply
Jeans, I just got back into sewing after a long dry spell too. Just take your time and enjoy. There are so many new things to learn now, but it's worth it.
Vonnevo said... (11/27/06 7:40 AM) Reply
Lovely fabric, colour combination and outfit. I agree, shortening the sleeves a tad will be a good alteration and that's any easy one. Thanks for sharing :)))
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