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Pattern Reviews> Jalie> 2680 (Women's City Coat)

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Posted on:12/2/09 7:28 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people    Very Helpful by 12 people   
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Courtney Ostaff said... (1/3/12 11:13 AM) Reply
I LOVE that fabric! It's so cheerful! I am amazed at all those alterations--I wouldn't know how to do 1/4 of those! I'm so inspired to learn!
Sandi S said... (4/16/10 8:39 PM) Reply
Lovely jackets
Jali said... (12/6/09 0:21 AM) Reply
Wanting what we shouldn't have works fabulously sometimes. Especially if you end up with a masterpiece like this. Just beautiful!
Jane S said... (12/4/09 4:13 PM) Reply
What a fantastic rain coat, just the thing to brighten your spirits on a cloudy day.
carolynw said... (12/4/09 9:08 AM) Reply
Oh I so love this - you are going to brighten up any rainy day and bring smiles of pleasure to all. Great sewing and terrific fabric - love your style!!
nglalala said... (12/3/09 4:35 PM) Reply
Love it!!
norasroom said... (12/3/09 10:13 AM) Reply
Thanks for your kind comments. @Ndorfpins: would you believe that the pattern matching was entirely serendipitous? It probably wouldn't have worked out as well if I did it on purpose.
JEF said... (12/3/09 8:53 AM) Reply
Love it!
Beek said... (12/3/09 8:49 AM) Reply
I LOVE it! This coat will cheer up everyone who sees it on a rainy day. Great idea!
Ciclista said... (12/3/09 8:47 AM) Reply
Fabulous job at matching the fabric's pattern - a beautiful coat!
MB at YarnUiPhoneApp said... (12/3/09 7:52 AM) Reply
What need a cute hat to go with your adorable raincoat. Raindrops on roses!
BillieJean said... (12/3/09 5:52 AM) Reply
We need to be seen from a mile away on a rainy day. This is just too cute.
fuzzygalore said... (12/3/09 5:18 AM) Reply
You know, being seen from afar is rather a virtue for a raincoat, which you're presumably wearing on grey days. Consider it as built-in self-defense against aggressive or distracted drivers! The PowerShield recommended is only slightly stretchy, so no wonder the pattern works well for woven fabrics too. This fits you very well indeed.
Stephanie C. said... (12/3/09 2:19 AM) Reply
That is fantastic!! I made one in a a boring stretch gray twill, but I really love yours!!!!
Patti B said... (12/3/09 0:36 AM) Reply
Darling raincoat! I had totally missed this pattern and it's very tempting. Thanks for pointing it out.
SueV said... (12/3/09 0:01 AM) Reply
cute, cute, cute. Love what you did. great jacket
sew2little said... (12/2/09 11:12 PM) Reply
This rocks--you will brighten up many rainy days in this beauty!
norasroom said... (12/2/09 11:08 PM) Reply
We would be quite the sight! Can't wait to see how yours turns out.
kathigarn said... (12/2/09 10:27 PM) Reply
I just love it!! Once I get mine made, we will have to meet -- imagine the stares!!!! You did a very nice job. I am impressed with the adjustments you made.
norasroom said... (12/2/09 10:11 PM) Reply
@okie2thdoc: I didn't seal the seams with anything, although I did use polyester thread which resists wicking. I figured if it worked for cloth diapers it would work for this; a raincoat is sort of like a cloth diaper in reverse. I would probably use a seam sealant for more heavy duty rain gear but it held up to our torrential rains today.
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (12/2/09 9:54 PM) Reply
Love it! everyone needs flowers on a rainy day.
Peter in NYC said... (12/2/09 9:20 PM) Reply
Wow, fantastic fabric! A great-looking coat.
sewing for fun said... (12/2/09 8:33 PM) Reply
Wow! What great fabric and such a beautiful raincoat! Love it!
stretch queen said... (12/2/09 8:30 PM) Reply
I love that you got want you shouldn't have :) Enjoy. It looks fantastic.
okie2thdoc said... (12/2/09 8:15 PM) Reply
Cool coat. How did you seal the seam?
skae said... (12/2/09 7:37 PM) Reply
it looks so nice. I like the pokadots that you used for the lining. I just might have to try that pattern. Have fun wearing it.
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