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Pattern Reviews> Folkwear> 152 (Prince Charlie Jacket and Vest)

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Posted on:10/1/07 11:24 AM
Last Updated:10/1/07 11:27 AM


Review Rating: Very Helpful by 18 people   
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CelticDiva said... (2/25/09 1:35 PM) Reply
Great details here! I am going to be making an Irish kilt and a Bonnie Prince Charlie jacket for my son, and have just ordered the pattern from Patterns of Time. Kilts are no problem... but I want to get the jacket right, especially when selecting the fabric. Thanks!
nancy2001 said... (7/21/08 6:43 PM) Reply
Wow. This looks good enough for Buckingham Palace.
Kathleen Fasanella said... (6/18/08 11:38 AM) Reply
Your work is exquisite. I want to hire you.
prkj said... (2/13/08 6:50 PM) Reply
After my recent experience of second-guessing and revising the construction methods on a Folkwear pattern, it's comforting to have company. You really stepped up to the plate and hit the ball right out of the park.
CharityAK said... (2/12/08 11:11 AM) Reply
This is amazing! You did an incredible job. I hope your DH is treating you like a queen after this labor of love. You should be very proud of yourself. This is quite an accomplishment.
Mufffet said... (2/12/08 10:59 AM) Reply
Again, fantastic work on this jacket. Beautiful.
The_Tigerman said... (11/15/07 11:59 AM) Reply
What a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing.
LorelleD said... (11/13/07 5:26 AM) Reply
You should be very proud of yourself, you did a terrific job of the Jacket. It looks awesome.
marycds said... (10/2/07 7:47 PM) Reply
Great work! Congratulations to a wee lassie!
ginaT said... (10/2/07 6:25 PM) Reply
Och aye ...thats fandabbydozy :-)
Irene Q said... (10/2/07 10:30 AM) Reply
Wow, wow, WOW!!! Beautiful jacket and vest!
kathi s said... (10/1/07 11:44 PM) Reply
Wowee! I am in absolute awe- really wonderful!
sewbehind said... (10/1/07 7:39 PM) Reply
That is very impressive. You did a wonderful job with this. Congratulations!
khrome said... (10/1/07 6:23 PM) Reply
STUNNING! Absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job!
bluenines said... (10/1/07 5:13 PM) Reply
wow, beautiful jacket, i agree with the others that you should promote yourself up form advanced beginner!
Lisa Laree said... (10/1/07 3:36 PM) Reply
That is jaw-dropping gorgeous! I agree with the others; you've learned enough here advance your skill level! Great work!
purplepolowraps said... (10/1/07 3:06 PM) Reply
wow! it's stunning - you did an amazing job! doesn't hurt that i have a soft spot for a guy in a kilt, but that's beside the point... ;o) the jacket is brilliant!
Skymom said... (10/1/07 2:53 PM) Reply
Magnificent. That's one of the things I love about bagpipers--they sound great AND they look fabulous. You did a wonderful job on this; I'll bet you receive queries about more custom jackets like this from other pipers...so watch out!!
Janie Viers said... (10/1/07 2:13 PM) Reply
Wowee, zowie. It's georgeous! You could save somemoney on the white one by using button safety pins so the buttons can go on both. Just a nosy question. How much did they want for the finished garment?
Elona said... (10/1/07 1:42 PM) Reply
Magnificent work! Give yourself a huge pat on the back for this one.
Seamingly Simple said... (10/1/07 1:42 PM) Reply
It's a bonny Prince Charlie jacket. I agree: you are no "advanced beginner."
Tom P said... (10/1/07 1:34 PM) Reply
It's beautiful! You and your husband should be very thrilled. By all means, make him a dinner jacket, but no gold buttons and epaulets. Who is he, a Michael Jackson impersonator? :)
Lynngray said... (10/1/07 1:09 PM) Reply
All I can say is WOW. You did a amazing job.
RMJ said... (10/1/07 12:53 PM) Reply

Aixoise said... (10/1/07 12:44 PM) Reply
Truly beautiful work. Please promote yourself from Advanced Beginner!
vespabelle said... (10/1/07 12:30 PM) Reply
Your husband looks great!
Ceri said... (10/1/07 12:15 PM) Reply
You should be proud of yourself! You truly thougth of every detail and it looks beautiful!
RMJ said... (10/1/07 12:11 PM) Reply
No, I refuse to make kilts! I tried to make a kilt-like skirt once and I'm just not patient enough to get all those pleats aligned properly.
Luckylibbet said... (10/1/07 11:58 AM) Reply
Beautiful tailoring and fit. DH looks very handsome. Did you make the kilt too?
kkkkaty said... (10/1/07 11:52 AM) Reply
wow, fantastic work!
Linda G said... (10/1/07 11:51 AM) Reply
Wow what a work of art
Kay Y said... (10/1/07 11:47 AM) Reply
You did a fabulous job on this! I think the sleeve ease probably is needed for an active piper and you were wise to add to the back - one of my friends has experience in historic tailoring (for Parks Canada) and commented that before they re-did the patterns for the jackets worn by the re-enactors who had to shoot muskets, most of them had the armscyes ripped out - not enough room to move though they looked great while the wearer was at rest.
Christen said... (10/1/07 11:31 AM) Reply
AMAZING work! Beautiful craftsmanship, he looks really proud of his Prince Charlie jacket.
 
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