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Vogue Patterns: 1036 thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Reviewed by:Shannon Gifford
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Posted on:7/10/08 5:22 PM

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Amanda S. said...
This looks really nice. I had considered this pattern as well, glad to see your review and that it's boxy. I think I'll pass now. But yours is really pretty. How did you apply the cording to the topstitching?
7/10/08 5:29 PM
Winifred said...
This is beautiful and I can see what a great deal of work it must have been. Thanks for a very helpful review.
7/10/08 5:31 PM
Shannon Gifford said...
Amanda, I applied the cord by hand. I tested a zigzag stitch, but it caused a pucker in the fabric. Hand-stitching was the only viable option:)
7/10/08 6:22 PM
Caitycat said...
Beautiful job - what a stunnig jacket! Love the detail on the sleeves. Thanks for the review, I've been eyeing off this pattern too.
7/10/08 6:32 PM
papago said...
Really pretty jacket. Beautiful detail.
7/10/08 6:40 PM
CarolynGM said...
Beautiful jacket -- I love the way you set off the topstitching with the contrast rayon cording. That must have taken forever! Thanks for the closeup of the gorgeous sleeve detail.
7/10/08 6:49 PM
Terri Smith said...
Beautiful work, lovely jacket.
7/10/08 7:02 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Beautiful jacket! I love how you did the cording. I've been wanting to sew this pattern but after your review now I'm not so sure. I wanted a jacket with a lot of shape. Thanks for the informative review. It will be very helpful if I do decide to go ahead with this pattern.
7/10/08 7:07 PM
Karen8320 said...
Shannon, it's wonderful to see your work! Thanks for sharing your insights of this pattern. You've really done a fabulous job here. The thought of a jacket in ivory raw silk is very appealing. I love what you've done with the cord trim. It really gives this garment a very couture look. It's beautiful!
7/10/08 9:18 PM
lmg said...
Just a lovely jacket!!!. The cording is fabulous. I too had trouble with the back waistband but thought it was just me. And it is a bit boxy, but I love the details.
7/10/08 9:27 PM
Karen6790 said...
Shannon, that sleeve detail photo is just beautiful. I love the cording and and applaud your patience for sewing it on by hand. It makes all the difference. Wonderful jacket.
7/10/08 9:34 PM
MaryBeth said...
Thx for a great review. This pattern is on my list and I would have done the subtle color topstitching you did. You've saved me a ton of work!
7/10/08 10:12 PM
goldenthreads said...
Beautiful jacket. Your topstitching is flawless.
7/11/08 4:54 AM
carolynw said...
Excellent job - your jacket looks lovely - all your hard work has sure paid off
7/11/08 8:22 AM
AuntieShel said...
Oooooh, absolutely fabulous jacket!!!
7/11/08 8:38 AM
Stitchcakes said...
Really neat stitching!
7/11/08 9:17 AM
Lisa Laree said...
I've got this pattern mentally matched w/some stashed wool for a fall/winter outfit (maybe this fall/winter...maybe not...); I really appreciate your tips!!!
7/11/08 9:47 AM
Karine said...
Thanks for the helpful review. Your jacket is just incredible!
7/11/08 10:01 AM
cindyann said...
Just lovely! The rayon cording is perfection. Thank you for the excellent review.
7/11/08 10:33 AM
Luckylibbet said...
Very informative review - you include the exact details others need to know. Your version is lovely - the contrast rayon cording is brilliant!
7/11/08 12:17 PM
VtMartha said...
Hmm! I can't open the photos. They begin to open in FoPR and then switch to a photobucket site of family pix. I'd love to see as it sounds wonderful.
7/11/08 2:50 PM
moushka said...
Mmmm, boxy works for me, lol, so now this is a contender where I thought it wouldn't be. I'm really into 'essence of waist,' with just a tiny nip-in about an inch above where my waist should be. Counteracts the four-square look of the real thing. I really think Sandra designs for the more mature figure that is spreading a bit in the middle so I'm glad to see the sleeve detail. You've really taken this jacket to another level with the silk fabric and cording, Shannon. Beautiful job. I think this is worth doing, especially if you have fabulous hands to show off.
7/11/08 3:26 PM
VtMartha said...
Picture glitch seems to have resolved. This is gorgeous!
7/11/08 5:07 PM
Allie in Hong Kong said...
Your jacket looks beautiful - I love love love the sleeve detail!
7/12/08 1:43 AM
Dei said...
Detail heaven. Your accomplished skills shine.
7/12/08 6:48 AM
blue mooney said...
Not boring to me - looks very "Ladies who lunch"! Thanks for your insights.
7/13/08 9:08 AM
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