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Posted on:2/28/10 4:49 PM

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Lisa Laree said...
I recently finished a muslin of this jacket and...That. Sleeve. Must. Go. I've really whacked away on it...including smooshing out that ridiculous dart...and we'll see if my whacking works. Otherwise, I'm looking for a sleeve from another jacket to swap...
3/12/11 1:07 AM
GoodStitchWitch said...
If you have more stories like this to tell, and have a good sense of comedic timing, you could always be a lunch/dinner speaker at any of the big trade conferences. You'd have the audience in stitches.
3/18/10 5:47 PM
Dorothy Klein said...
Nicegirl did the best she could with the sleeve pattern, but in my opinion the sleeve pattern doesn't seem compatible with the streamlined silhouette of the jacket. The sleeve bulk seems out of place. This bodice screams for a long, lean sleeve.
3/18/10 10:56 AM
carole said...
Check to make very sure that the sleeves are not in backwards . This is very much like what happened to me , and they were in backwards . Just a thought .
3/18/10 8:51 AM
nicegirl said...
Thank you for the encouragement, everyone! Mylittleelephant--you are totally right! I hadn't looked closely at the model photo before but her sleeves have the same bagginess at the inner elbow mine do. I think i can conclude that it's not my fault!
3/2/10 8:35 AM
mylittleelephant said...
It's very interesting to notice now that the jacket on a model do have some spiral effect too on sleeves. Many congrats for finishing and thanks for the review!
3/1/10 10:46 AM
OP Gal said...
Great save. It sounds like a really poorly drafted jacket, but you snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Thanks for the informative review.
3/1/10 10:05 AM
FreyaStark said...
At least you've got a wearable garment after all that anguish and effort. I love the lining.
3/1/10 3:16 AM
chacha45 said...
When a pettern is bad usually there isn't much you can do abuot it, so this is a tremendous save! I was looking at your blog and noticed the black jacket you made 2/09, and how flattering that soft style is on you. Your body language is so different in these two cases that I know you felt it, too.
2/28/10 10:34 PM
AnneM said...
LOL Oh, I can so appreciate the 'my skill will forever remain at intermediate' comment. Really, though, I don't think you are doomed to remain intermediate. Then again, intermediate is a nice place to be. This is certainly wearable, and a nice learning experience for you.
2/28/10 8:16 PM
Mufffet said...
Looks wearable, so that's a plus! :) As many nice clothes as you make, and really CUTE ones, don't be too concerned! ;)
2/28/10 8:02 PM
RuthieSews said...
Sounds frustrating, well done for getting it finished.
2/28/10 5:48 PM
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