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Reviewed by:Nancy Anne

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Posted on:8/4/08 7:21 PM
Last Updated:8/14/08 10:28 AM

Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 13 people   
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AnneM said...
Very pretty in your fabric. Looks great. Sleeves are in-range. :)
7/14/09 4:45 PM
Winifred said...
Oh I love this jacket - so beautifully made and the fabric is to die for. Must get this pattern - can think of two pieces in my stash that might be right.
8/17/08 6:54 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Nice jacket! I would never have thought to use suedecloth for this pattern but it looks great.
8/15/08 5:05 AM
DorothyK said...
Wow. I love your jacket. The suede cloth is perfect. I never paid much attention to this pattern, but it's now on my wish list. Thanks for the helpful review. I will definitely refer to it when I try the pattern.
8/6/08 12:04 PM
Nancy Anne said...
Chemmom- in case you look at this again, no, I didn't have any issue keeping the tucks strait. I pin-marked them at the top and the bottom, then used a yardstick to line the pins up, and drew a conecting line with chalk. Then I pinned at top and bottom, matching the lines for the pintuck, and followed the chalk line on the up side for stitching. Make sense?
8/6/08 11:12 AM
appleton78 said...
Simply Beautiful!!! You look great and so does your rich! Congrats and thanks for this review!
8/6/08 9:56 AM
chemmom said...
I made this in black fleece and just love the results. (Fleece is very forgiving as the stitches disappear into the fabric). Did you have difficulty keeping the pin tucks parallel on this fabric?
8/6/08 9:26 AM
Heatherrique said...
Stunning jacket! Beautifully constructed! Thanks for your timely review!
8/6/08 8:04 AM
Athene said...
Great jacket - thank you for the review - I have the pattern, and I actually have the same fabric stashed in a light tan color. After seeing your results I may be tempted to make one up for the Fall.
8/5/08 10:20 PM
lostinvegas0 said...
I gota have one. Fantastic fabric.
8/5/08 10:03 PM
CurlyCrafter said...
How lovely! What a wonderful jacket this will be for fall!
8/5/08 11:28 AM
michellep74 said...
Very pretty jacket! I've used suedecloth for skirts...I've never thought to use it for a jacket. Thanks for the idea!
8/5/08 10:52 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Lovely jacket!
8/5/08 6:57 AM
Karen8320 said...
Nancy, what a superb job you've done with this! A really, really impressive jacket that looks SO much better than the picture on the pattern envelope. I love everything you've done with this - the choice of fabric, the satin collar and the button loops. Very well done!
8/4/08 9:27 PM
RMJ said...
Love your use of suedecloth with the shinier trim, buttons and cording. I have this jacket pattern and you've inspired me to move it closer to the top of my list!
8/4/08 9:25 PM
sewtime said...
I love,love this jacket! The suede cloth was the perfect choice, and the sleeves look great. You did an excellent job! Be proud of yourself!
8/4/08 8:48 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Great looking jacket, Nancy. Great choice in fabric.
8/4/08 8:16 PM
Kaitlinnegan said...
Lovely jacket! I often forget about suedecloth when I'm thinking of fabrics I want to use - it does sew really nicely. Thanks so much for your review of this pattern - always nice to see great results from an easy pattern. :)
8/4/08 7:33 PM
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