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Posted on:8/19/11 8:28 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Babs313 said... (9/9/13 11:11 AM) Reply
I made this jacket because I loved the styling. What a disappointment, though. I had the same flyaway effect in the back as pictured, but the entire jacket made with the correct size and cupsize that I always use was way off. I ended up giving it to someone who weighs about 40 lbs more than I do. She loves it.
Gendun said... (2/18/13 0:25 AM) Reply
Yes, it's a cute outfit. I have the pattern but wasn't keen on the jkt until I saw yours! As for the pants, don't give up on back zips - they make your derriere look cute! (hehe) As for the front, I agree there is something hinky with the pleats. The pants fit perfectly until you hit the them. Overall, however, it's totally cute!
Mahogany Stylist said... (8/26/11 12:34 PM) Reply
Thank everyone.
grey ann said... (8/21/11 3:14 PM) Reply
Ditto comments re: the pleats. Try a white belt with that white top. It will lengthen your torso, or like Nancy said, less of a contrast color for the top.
Terri A said... (8/21/11 0:09 AM) Reply
You look better than you think:-)
Sue Parrott said... (8/20/11 10:52 AM) Reply
I really like the outfit and believe me, we can be our own worst critics!
cleverkitty said... (8/20/11 10:11 AM) Reply
I know what you mean about the high waisted pants, I made a pair and I'm done with that style, pleats don't look good on me. I can relate too...
JoyceP said... (8/20/11 9:47 AM) Reply
Thank you! I have this pattern and will definitely not abandon my muslin-makin' ways :-) BTW, I agree with jenleeC that the front pleats are the issue. They end at just the most inconvenient spot - otherwise the ensemble looks really good on you. Hope you can tweak it!!
Nancy Rhodes said... (8/20/11 7:25 AM) Reply
Lovely outfit! But I hear you on the shortwaisted issue. Have you tried a no or far less contrasting color for the blouse? Think that would solve the visual conflict between your (mine too) long legs short torso build. Pants look fab!
Claverie said... (8/20/11 7:20 AM) Reply
Actually, I think you're 'stylin' it.
1SewSweet said... (8/20/11 7:18 AM) Reply
Sorry, that's so unfortunate so much time was spent on something you're not totally happy with...I can definitely relate! (been there, done that!).
pdiddly said... (8/20/11 4:31 AM) Reply
Its horrible when you spend so long making a complete outfit only to be unsure about it - I don't think it looks as bad as you think thanks for the review
sewtime said... (8/19/11 11:17 PM) Reply
I love your outfit! !
jenleeC said... (8/19/11 9:51 PM) Reply
I like the jacket on you, particularly the pleated sleeves. The back zipper looks fine. Maybe you would be happier with the pants if the front pleats were not sewn down?
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