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Posted on:12/13/10 4:30 PM
Last Updated:12/20/10 10:28 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 9 people   
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JillyBe said... (12/30/10 3:42 AM) Reply
Very elegant looking!
VirginiasDghter said... (12/27/10 8:58 PM) Reply
Very nice!
Annette1 said... (12/22/10 11:26 PM) Reply
All your efforts have resulted in a WONDERFUL coat. I LOVE your fabric, and silk lined, no less!
jewelsew said... (12/22/10 12:11 PM) Reply
Very professional looking! I'm sure it looks great on you.
Beek said... (12/21/10 3:57 PM) Reply
Gorgeous fabric! I love that short coat.
MaryDB said... (12/20/10 9:52 PM) Reply
It turned out so nice! Great work. Thanks for the review.
iSewQuiltArt said... (12/20/10 4:41 PM) Reply
Stylish pattern, lovely fabric- and you've learned lots about sewing- what could be better?
Rhoda K said... (12/20/10 4:20 PM) Reply
Very nice and very good review! Glad you're happy with your new coat.
Janiki said... (12/20/10 3:20 PM) Reply
I love your jacket! Thanks for the review.
MNBarb said... (12/20/10 12:51 PM) Reply
I like the princess lines of this coat and your version looks great. It sounds like you learned so much (aside from the frustration) from it's construction.
SewWil said... (12/20/10 12:45 PM) Reply
Classic! Very nice coat.
maryfrana said... (12/20/10 12:36 PM) Reply
This coat looks so well made. Thanks for the very thorough review.
Maggiedoll said... (12/14/10 12:47 PM) Reply
Thanks susan, I'll have to check that one out!
susanbanks said... (12/14/10 8:31 AM) Reply
Lovely jacket! If you are looking for the same kind of shape but with the princess seams ending at the shoulder rather than the armhole you could have a look at Butterick pattern 5425 (although this has slightly puffed sleeves).
Cat MacGregor said... (12/13/10 10:32 PM) Reply
I merely suggested allowing a little colour show through. DFR!!! 8P
Christas said... (12/13/10 9:16 PM) Reply
Very nice looking coat! I really love your wool choice ..... so pretty!
swing like a girl said... (12/13/10 7:53 PM) Reply
Nice jacket. I like the short version also.
dfr2010 said... (12/13/10 6:05 PM) Reply
Truly lovely wool ... it's a shame the hem was such a nightmare for you. The buttons look great (no matter what Cat says ...)
SansSouci572 said... (12/12/10 11:46 PM) Reply
Looking good! I like your short version!!
Terri A said... (12/12/10 11:30 PM) Reply
This is going to be a great coat! Love the wool.
Maggiedoll said... (12/12/10 7:25 PM) Reply
Yes, that does help. Actually, some parts of the pattern call for tacking-- other call for the french tacking that you mentioned after that. It's easy to google "french tack" though. And I knew what tailors tacks were, but I've usually seen them used as a temporary thing, in place of pins where the pins would distort the fabric.
moushka said... (12/11/10 11:10 PM) Reply
In tailoring, the sleeve hem is basted about 1/4 inch from the folded edge to keep it from shifting while the hem is catch-stitched in place. Remove the basting after the hem is hand sewn. 'Tacking' means to loosely stitch together the seam allowances of the sleeve lining and garment sleeve at the shoulder and underarm junctions. A few fairly loose hand stitches joining the two seam allowances will keep the lining from coming out of the sleeve when it's pulled off or put on. This is not the couture method (which involves buttonhole stitching over several long threads) but will suffice in most cases. HTH.
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