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Reviewed by:Sew Jane

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Posted on:12/22/02 1:41 PM
Last Updated:12/22/02 8:04 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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alex said... (12/31/02 6:45 PM) Reply
Thanks for the review and especially the picture. The jacket looks great. Before this review, I was intrigued by the style, but coudn't quite decide whether to buy it. Now that I have seen the jacket on a real body, I know I want the pattern.
Gigi Louis said... (12/23/02 11:37 AM) Reply
Very pretty - your fabric sounds yummy!
Sew Jane said... (12/23/02 10:34 AM) Reply
Hi Andi. I would term this pattern loose-fitting although it is tailored thru the shoulders. There is about 4" of ease at the bust and 6" at the hips in my version. The waist seam hits at the true waist. You can utilize the finished back measurement to fine-tune this. HTH - J
mudcat said... (12/23/02 10:08 AM) Reply
Jane, nice rendition. Love the pleat in the back. p.s. I will be doing a review on mine when I finish it.
Sherril Miller said... (12/23/02 2:35 AM) Reply
This is on my list of "to do" during Winter Break. That pleat idea is wonderful. It would give my hips just enough wiggle room, without adding bulk to the jacket. Thanks for sharing!
Andi said... (12/22/02 11:06 PM) Reply
great jacket!! How much ease would you say there is? and where does the waist seam hit?, above below, or at the waist??
Sew Jane said... (12/22/02 10:41 PM) Reply
Thanks for your kind comments! I really enjoyed making this jacket. I think the cross-dyed lined jacket will be stunning- please post your review when done. Mini- great idea about shortening. One note: I hand sewed upper and under collars together along the facing seam line. The pattern instructions call for machine sewing, but I thought it could easily ruin the collar line if incorrectly or inaccurately done. Plus, my fabric was not forgiving in the unsewing dept.
Michelle said... (12/22/02 10:36 PM) Reply
Jane, the jacket is terrific! I too have had this pattern on the table for weeks with the fabric folded under it uncut. You have motivated me to get to it ;)
Karen Bowers said... (12/22/02 10:20 PM) Reply
your coat is much more inspiring than the pattern drawings! thanks for sharing!
Nan said... (12/22/02 5:35 PM) Reply
Jane, great review. Can't wait to see your pics, which I hope will show your back pleat! (I love J Jill too, but would much rather knock them off than pay those prices!)
Mini said... (12/22/02 5:06 PM) Reply
Jane, I have had my eye on this one for a while. Your review will be very helpful once I get the right fabric. (I check the JJ catalog style ideas too, and usually find that Kwik Sew has the best equivalents.) For those who prefer short jackets, I think this one would work if you leave off the lower section and add a hem allowance at the the waist seam.
mudcat said... (12/22/02 4:22 PM) Reply
I look forward to seeing your pictures. I'm in the middle of making this jacket right now (View B) from a black/turquoise cross-dyed linen.
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