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Reviewed by:Susan Smith
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Posted on:12/26/03 5:37 AM
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Susan Smith said... (12/27/03 3:50 AM) Reply
Lisa - the faux suede I used was very fine, Rosenberg described it as blouse weight, which I hadn't seen before, all the other faux suede and leather were too heavy for the double binding, this was perfect. I chalked the lines on the suede then cut. The pattern recommends using a single layer if bulky. I think reducing the height of the collar would work
Gigi Louis said... (12/26/03 3:40 PM) Reply
Susan, this is such a great, artsy coat. But, I made one two years ago and it didn't work for me either. I cut the smallest size, cut it down even more and was still overwhelmed with fabric. I think you are right, this is one of those garments best suited to somone tall. However, your coat did turn out very nicely - perhaps you could wear it with the collar unbuttoned so that you don't feel so closed in? I have always thought that this pattern would have worked for me if I had added a shawl collar instead. Unfortunately, I was too lazy to make it again.
Lisa Laree said... (12/26/03 10:36 AM) Reply
Arg! why didn't I proof that before I said submit? I meant to say 'Did you fold the edges under on your binding' and I'm planning to 'use a single layer to reduce the bulkiness' ... *egg on face*
Lisa Laree said... (12/26/03 10:33 AM) Reply
This is a very timely review for me, Susan...I have been telling myself that this is the project I will tackle as soon as everyone goes back to school/work. I have a faux suede to use for the binding, too -- did you folded the edges under on yours? I'm planning to cut VERY CAREFULLY and only use one layer, so as to reduce the binding. You're the only one who has reviewed this coat who has recommended omitting the sleeve detail, too...that's also something I have wondered about. I had pretty much decided to go for it; now I'm wavering. Tall and willowy I am not, but I'm planning to use it as a topcoat over jackets for the chillier of Alabama winter days, so perhaps I can get away with an Uncle Fester look just to be warm... (I got a chuckle out of that! ) Thanks for the reveiw!
Linda E. said... (12/26/03 10:10 AM) Reply
your coat is great. Thanks, for the review.
Susan Smith said... (12/26/03 9:55 AM) Reply
Try it now, the other folder is set to shared as well
Linda E. said... (12/26/03 9:27 AM) Reply
are your pictures set to shared It tells me they are not available
Susan Smith said... (12/26/03 8:54 AM) Reply
Sorry - when I click on the link it comes up fine
Linda E. said... (12/26/03 7:55 AM) Reply
picture is not available.
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