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Posted on:5/24/08 12:49 PM
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Kbenco said... (5/26/08 0:26 AM) Reply
How annoying to have this turn out too big. I love the style and colour on you.
moushka said... (5/25/08 1:07 PM) Reply
The style is very flattering on you so run with it! Vogue has the photo patterns fitted to each model individually, somebody nearly 6' tall, measuring around 33-24-35 with a 19-21 inch BW length. The patterns are not cut and sewn for a fit model who would have the exact same measurements as a size 10 or 12 pattern. The stylist in charge of the photo shoot will then refine the fit even more with clothespins. Even if the Vogue sewing room sewed the pattern with the ten inches of ease specified in the pattern, if you were to see the model from the back during the shoot, she's probably clothes-pinned from top to bottom to make the jacket look the way the stylist thinks it should. Normally, Vogue does print the bust, waist and hip finished measurements on the pattern tissue. I've found it worthwhile to measure myself, just in case, although they are usually right. Truly, you can't go by the picture any more, although the description is usually accurate. Years ago, you could rely on the photo to reflect the actual garment. Now, you must measure the tissue yourself and double check the printed measurement. HTH. Sue
blue mooney said... (5/25/08 8:22 AM) Reply
Too bad this didn't work out! That safari style looks great. The envelope photos really do make it look like it's supposed to be a little more fitted, and their sizing is off. Truth in photography, is that too much to ask? I hope you can save this - it's a good color for you, and you've put a lot of work into it.
Annette1 said... (5/25/08 1:50 AM) Reply
Yeah, I know what you mean about that Vogue one. When I was peering at it, I wondered if it would end up with the same problem of being VERY loose fitting. :o) I really like the PANTS on that one, though, so I'll probably try them sometime. Happy sewing!
morzel said... (5/25/08 0:50 AM) Reply
Thank you, Annette, for taking even photos! Great stuff, I love the style of your Vogue pattern (well, there envelopes do look stylish!). But the Simplicity is my favourite, another PRmember featured this on her blog just recently. Will try a draft similar to that...
Annette1 said... (5/24/08 6:27 PM) Reply
Okay, I'm emerging from the black hole, looking considerably the worse for wear. I can't believe the ONE pattern I was thinking of, I COULDN'T FIND. This only reinforces my belief that you should NEVER clean up the sewing room. I did find it on eBay, though. It's Simplicity 4231, which you can find at this link: While I was looking for it, though, I found these OTHER sajari-type jacket patterns. :o) I took a picture of them for you (front and back of envelopes) which you can find at THIS link: http:[email protected]/ The Simplicity and Vogue ones are current, the Butterick is out of print. It's REALLY neat, I think. You could probably find it online someplace. No doubt you can design one better yourself, but these will give you food for thought, if nothing else. :o)
CarolynGM said... (5/24/08 4:38 PM) Reply
Thank goodness I don't have this pattern in my stash, but if I did, your review would spare me the pain of making it. With Vogue, I either avoid styles described as very loose fitting, or go down a size. VLF jackets can have 10 inches or more of bust ease.
Beek said... (5/24/08 4:33 PM) Reply
Wow. I am so glad yo reviewed this pattern. It is in my stash and I, too, usually sew up the size 12. You've saved me the aggravation. Thanks!
morzel said... (5/24/08 3:50 PM) Reply
Thanks, Annette, would be very interested in those pattern numbers!
Annette1 said... (5/24/08 3:35 PM) Reply
Well, I find it somewhat irritating that you even look good in your VERY loose-fitting jacket. :o) Maybe you could wear it as outerwear! BUT ... I'm going to venture into the black hole, because seems to me I've got a real cute pattern that has that safari style, yet looks to be more fitted. I think it's out of print, but that's not a problem anymore, thanks to the omnipresent eBay. In fact, I think I even have TWO safari type patterns. I'll look and let you know. Great review!
mollyshark said... (5/24/08 3:31 PM) Reply
As with most of the big 4 patterns, bust size will always be too big. Go by high bust always and then do FBA if you need it. When it says very loose fitting, I usually do another size down. The only way to tell is to do a quick tissue paper fit but the high bust is almost always in blood with these companies.
Heatherrique said... (5/24/08 1:55 PM) Reply
This looks like it would have been a great style for you, chic and stylish! I agree with Em's suggestion if you can save it and not just leave it.
Em's Summer said... (5/24/08 1:41 PM) Reply
It's such a pretty style! I'm so sorry you don't like it. I have to say, though, that it looks good in the pic. Do you think you can save it? Since it's very big, maybe you can turn it into a hoodless anorak by finishing it and adding elastic at the waist? If you do turn it into an anorak and have extra fabric, you could also make a detachable hood for it.
nancy2001 said... (5/24/08 1:26 PM) Reply
How disappointing that the pattern turned out to be so oversized. But I think it's a great idea for you to draft your own pattern since the general safari style is very smart looking on you.
Tailypo said... (5/24/08 1:21 PM) Reply
Aw. I love your fabric, love your construction, and love the jacket that you were trying to make. Too bad this one is a clunker. Thanks for saving me from ever trying this one -- I would no doubt have grabbed it if I ever came across it, since I love the style too!
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