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Design and Sew: 337 (Cosmopolitan Jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket
Review submitted in Winter Wear Contest    printable version
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Review rated Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 24 people   
Reviewed by:JillyBe
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Posted on:12/31/10 8:33 PM
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sfshaza said...
What a beautiful jacket! I read your notes on working with the faux shearling with great interest. I want to make a jacket with the same fabric (in a different colorway) and had concerns about working with it. You even matched the pattern in some places! That pocket is invisible! Just beautiful and thanks for your detailed review and photo album!
12/31/10 9:16 PM
Annette1 said...
WOW! This is one BEAUTIFUL jacket, a work of art. I particularly like the way you've done the button(s). I LOVE your fabric, and you've constructed the jacket to perfection. I think you need to raise your rating to at least Intermediate! :o)
1/1/11 0:22 AM
Clareew said...
I have been waiting for your review. It was worth the wait. Absolutely wonderful. I'm sure you will be inundated with compliments every time you wear it.
1/1/11 7:42 AM
maryfrana said...
Outstanding result! Perfect match of fabric and pattern. Love this look.
1/1/11 9:46 AM
becca a said...
What a gorgeous jacket! I love your fabric, the princess lines and the collar. Thanks for the tips on using faux shearling.
1/1/11 9:46 AM
Rebecca D said...
Fantastically helpful review and a beautiful jacket to boot. I've had this pattern in the stash forever. Maybe in 2011.....
1/1/11 9:58 AM
Diane333 said...
You made a wonderful jacket that I would love to own. So outstanding.
1/1/11 10:15 AM
betty bushwacker said...
I wonder if dog clippers would get close enough to the edge of the shearling to shorten the task?I don't have a piece to try it on, but just a random thought. That is one fabulous jacket you've made.
1/1/11 10:50 AM
Aroura said...
Absolutely gorgeous! The fabric is perfect, inside and out. The button detailing is excellent.
1/1/11 11:51 AM
Restart06 said...
Wow, beautiful & looks so comfy! I am glad that I got to see the end result. You will enjoy!!
1/1/11 12:22 PM
Kim12469 said...
Wow...gorgeous! All those construction details are amazing!
1/1/11 3:20 PM
quixoticpixels said...
Congratulations on finishing! It turned out really, really great!
1/1/11 5:51 PM
RadarRadiance said...
Looks great on you, very stylish!
1/1/11 6:25 PM
Annette1 said...
WOOHOO!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this jacket! It's just PERFECT in this fabric. I'm PEA GREEN with envy. :o)) It looks GREAT on you.
1/1/11 6:37 PM
carolynw said...
WOW!! You have done one heck of a job here - your jacket is absolutely drop dead gorgeous - am amazed you matched the print at the back - really makes this a knock out!!
1/1/11 6:44 PM
JillyBe said...
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments everyone! :) :) :) Betty I'm thinking that dog clippers might work well for clipping the fur. I think some folks use electric razors (a safety razor didn't work at all). If one wanted to clip ALL of the seams, a more streamlined tool would certainly be helpful!
1/1/11 6:51 PM
GlButterfly said...
Great jacket and a nice thorough review
1/2/11 2:27 AM
lamstu said...
I also have this pattern, but it has never risen to the top despite being in constant contention! You version is fantastic! Perfect match of fabric to pattern, and it is REALLY gorgeous fabric too.
1/2/11 10:54 AM
treefrog said...
Just beautiful!
1/3/11 5:17 PM
Kayseri said...
Yummy is the right word. Gorgeous jacket.
1/3/11 9:01 PM
Jennifer shaw said...
Wow, this is such a gorgeous jacket!!
1/8/11 8:51 PM
JDpenelope said...
OMG -- It's humbling to read your review. Your intelligent planning and execution conquered the challenges posed by this pattern and your fabric.
2/11/11 9:15 PM
madcap85 said...
Wonderful jacket and great review. I am attempting a sherpa jacket and I think your notes may help me out.
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