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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 3991 (McCall Vintage # 3991)

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Posted on:10/31/08 11:56 PM
Last Updated:11/1/08 4:19 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 25 people   
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AnneM said... (11/21/08 7:40 AM) Reply
Great inspiration piece. Love the fabric and your use of it. You did a spectacular job, and got a really cute & trendy jacket out of it. And come on, you are talking to other people who sew - we don't get bored by pictures like those!
solosmocker said... (11/13/08 8:34 PM) Reply
Stunning! Taking all those seams out from the original garment certainly was worth it. This is a show stopper.
Marji said... (11/7/08 8:48 AM) Reply
This is fabulous! What a great way to recycle fabric too.
Squeezylemon said... (11/3/08 6:50 PM) Reply
Stunning project! Wonderful jacket, and what insight you had to make up an entirely new garment!
rebija said... (11/3/08 7:39 AM) Reply
Thank you for all of the encouraging words! The PR community is such a great place to experiment and step "outside the box". Its so comforting to know that you have such a wonderful community encouraging you along the way. Thanks to everyone!
valerie sews said... (11/2/08 7:02 PM) Reply
I love your jacket, love the way you used the fabric. It would be good to see a photo of you wearing it.
hongkongshopper said... (11/2/08 6:31 PM) Reply
What a fabulous job you did recycling this.
denisedh said... (11/2/08 5:56 PM) Reply
I think your jacket turned out really pretty and you're a smart cookie for recycling! Congratulations - beautiful jacket!
CSM--Carla said... (11/2/08 5:04 PM) Reply
STUNNING! Great pictures of the opus! Thank you for the inspiration!
Trixie1955 said... (11/2/08 2:01 PM) Reply
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Inspiration certainly was with you every step of the way. Beautiful fabric reconstructed into an outstanding new garment with stunning technique. Brava!
AuntieShel said... (11/2/08 12:00 PM) Reply
Wow, that's all I can think to say--Wow!! Absolutely stunning!
lilyofthevalley said... (11/2/08 10:17 AM) Reply
Your documentation photos were hardly boring; they were exciting. You had a real Vision of how to transform the original garment, and your resulting jacket is just stunning. Each decision you made was aesthetically perfect, and you now have a gorgeous one-of-a-kind garment. Lovely, Lily
HLT said... (11/2/08 7:02 AM) Reply
Very creative use of RTW. You did a very nice job.
Annette1 said... (11/2/08 0:51 AM) Reply
This is AWESOME! I LOVE the back, the collar, the front shaping, EVERYTHING! This is truly one-of-a-kind!
Athene said... (11/1/08 10:08 PM) Reply
Love your jacket.
moonchild61 said... (11/1/08 9:43 PM) Reply
This is just stunning. As a beginner, you give me hope!
patsijean said... (11/1/08 7:17 PM) Reply
rebija, the jacket is incredible.
tlmck3 said... (11/1/08 7:11 PM) Reply
This whole project is BRILLIANT! Love that you recycled and old garment. The fact that the new garment is simply stunning is icing on the cake. You are an inspiration. Great documentation of your process, too.
3KillerBs said... (11/1/08 3:04 PM) Reply
Good work salvaging a piece that didn't work to make something new and beautiful.
Barbara V said... (11/1/08 1:12 PM) Reply
Wow, you did a fantastic job recycling fabric from an unworn garment in such a clever way. Your jacket is fabulous!
crystalwoods said... (11/1/08 1:05 PM) Reply
I so love the way you showcased part of the fabric in your design. You created a work of art - I can imagine people following you around streets to get a better look at the back lol ! Great jacket.
moushka said... (11/1/08 12:35 PM) Reply
Stunning combo of fabric and pattern.
Luckylibbet said... (11/1/08 12:19 PM) Reply
What a transformation! The bolero style uses the original fabric to MUCH better effect than the original. Excellent!
nancy2001 said... (11/1/08 11:32 AM) Reply
Wow. Amazing.
Mary Stiefer said... (11/1/08 10:50 AM) Reply
Love this jacket - how unique - and a great way to recyle
cindyann said... (11/1/08 10:46 AM) Reply
I love it! Gorgeous.
Princess Jenny said... (11/1/08 10:28 AM) Reply
Beautiful jacket. Love the fabric :)
Izzie said... (11/1/08 10:04 AM) Reply
Mahler said... (11/1/08 9:49 AM) Reply
What a fantastic project. The jacket you created is fabulous. Bravo.
carolynw said... (11/1/08 9:29 AM) Reply
Georgeous - a real knock out!!
Obrooks770 said... (11/1/08 9:27 AM) Reply
Beautiful, this look amazing!
Tiner W said... (11/1/08 8:51 AM) Reply
Amazing! I LOVE it!
wendlesue said... (11/1/08 8:31 AM) Reply
Your jacket is absolutely stunning. So amazing. You are brilliant to put it together like that from an old garment. I am so inspired by this!
ButtonFaith said... (11/1/08 8:09 AM) Reply
WOW! This is so incredible! Great bolero from the front with a surprise back! What an inspiration!
fourkid said... (11/1/08 7:43 AM) Reply
Very beautiful and well thought out. I love to see how others use their vintage patterns!!
shesflipped said... (11/1/08 7:38 AM) Reply
This is fabulous! You've taken a garment that you didn't like and have turned it into a beautiful, one of a kind jacket~bravo! Way to go on tackling those new skills~it turned out perfectly!
Michele19 said... (11/1/08 4:38 AM) Reply
I love everything about this jacket. From the front it is a polished bolero in a great color and from the back it is this powerful and beautifully composed image, but still completely CHIC! I WANT IT!
Jolet said... (11/1/08 3:42 AM) Reply
It looks amazing! I can imagine you busy with how to put the pattern pieces on the right part of the fabric. You were very succesful with that when I look at the back pattern!
Aunt Gail said... (11/1/08 3:13 AM) Reply
Great reuse of an outfit to harvest the fabric. The vintage pattern and the vintage material - perfect combo! This is a head turner jacket.
ryansmumAria said... (11/1/08 1:59 AM) Reply
mendospot said... (11/1/08 1:41 AM) Reply
Love it!
ajax said... (11/1/08 0:43 AM) Reply
I love what you've done with the fabric - the back is so unexpected. Very cute.
sewtime said... (11/1/08 0:01 AM) Reply
Very nice jacket! It is very cute.
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