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Reviewed by:Manuela HK

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Posted on:9/28/13 3:36 AM
Last Updated:5/16/14 9:02 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 16 people   
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sew obsessed said... (1/6/16 9:42 PM) Reply
I'm just getting ready to start this jacket and you versions are beautiful!Your reviews are always full of helpful hints :-) Thanks for such a thorough review.
RachelEsq said... (2/7/15 7:37 AM) Reply
*slow clap* Amazing jacket.
Manuela HK said... (5/18/14 6:53 PM) Reply
Cissie, for the trim I used 4 strands of yarn pulled from the fashion fabric (for texture), 1 strand of black 100% wool yarn (for volume) and 1 strand of 3mm wide rayon ribbon (for effect). I crocheted them together into a simple chain using a No 8 crochet hook.
CissieW said... (5/18/14 9:28 AM) Reply
Please share with us how you achieved that wonderful trim!
Sew Good said... (5/16/14 10:16 PM) Reply
Love everything about your jacket!
Laurasews said... (5/16/14 10:17 AM) Reply
I always love your projects. You are so talented. This is gorgeous.
mad stash said... (5/16/14 10:00 AM) Reply
Stunning! The edge treatment is really, really great too. I like that from a distance the design on the buttons looks like an 'i', then closer inspection reveals it's a needle and thread. As if to say pictorally "I sewed this".
CrisB said... (5/16/14 9:48 AM) Reply
What a beautiful jacket. You did a wonderful job on it.
caroljeancarmichael said... (5/16/14 9:39 AM) Reply
Every garment you make is a delight.
Manuela HK said... (11/2/13 11:23 PM) Reply
Ceejayem, I bought the buttons on Etsy:
ceejayem said... (11/2/13 10:47 PM) Reply
absolutely love this jacket, the trim and buttons are fabulous, did you get the buttons locally or online (really hard to find good notions where I live). I personally prefer this shorter version and the repositioning of the pockets.
Leslie Bonner said... (9/30/13 5:52 PM) Reply
Fabulous jacket, cute buttons and trim, great fabric - all around A+
VivianZ said... (9/29/13 9:55 PM) Reply
Lovely jacket and well worth the time. I love the fringe.
VivianZ said... (9/29/13 9:55 PM) Reply
Lovely jacket and well worth the time. I love the fringe.
Manuela HK said... (9/29/13 8:57 PM) Reply
Becca, I made the trim myself by pulling out threads from the fashion fabric and crocheting them together with 2 strands of eyelash yarn. The base of the trim is Petersham as recommended in Claire Shaeffer's instructions, you first sew on the Petersham (according to the instructions by hand, but I stitched it on by machine), then the trim is sewn on by hand on top of it. I love the clean and crisp finishing the technique of using Petersham gives to neck hole and edges.
becca a said... (9/29/13 8:24 AM) Reply
Gorgeous jacket! The buttons are a fun touch. What trim did you use?
cocosloft said... (9/29/13 6:34 AM) Reply
p.s. congrats on your first PR review!
cocosloft said... (9/29/13 6:33 AM) Reply
I love your jacket! Beautiful detail work and gorgeous fabric.
Manuela HK said... (9/28/13 7:00 PM) Reply
Restart06, I ordered the fabric from Linton Tweeds ( Potlady - I changed the grainline of the upper sleeve into the 'normal' one, i.e. running parallel with the sleeve seam at the upper sleeve. It's still too hot here in Hong Kong to wear a jacket like this, I can't wait for the temperatures to drop. Thank you everyone for the comments. For anybody having this pattern and being on the fence: do it, it is an amazing jacket and well worth the effort. It will take at least 80 hours though.
carolynw said... (9/28/13 12:03 PM) Reply
Beautiful jacket - very Coco C!
potlady said... (9/28/13 11:26 AM) Reply
Love your jacket. WOuld like to see it on you. What will you change the grainline on the upper sleeve to? THank you for the information.
PattyE said... (9/28/13 10:26 AM) Reply
Love your jacket! I've got this pattern too so I appreciate your review.
frame said... (9/28/13 10:24 AM) Reply
Beautiful. I like the armhole princess line better. It looks great.
Restart06 said... (9/28/13 10:12 AM) Reply
Awesome jacket!!!! Where did you order your fabric from???? Thanks for sharing!!!
CissieW said... (9/28/13 8:11 AM) Reply
Magnificent jacket! I know how much goes into these jackets so can really appreciate your fine work.
salsera7 said... (9/28/13 7:08 AM) Reply
Gorgeous jacket. You did a wonderful job!
KensingtonCrab said... (9/28/13 6:13 AM) Reply
A beautiful classic jacket! Love the buttons!
JudieL said... (9/28/13 3:56 AM) Reply
Gorgeous jacket. Well worth the work. Love the buttons too!
moushka said... (9/28/13 3:56 AM) Reply
Great jacket. Love the buttons!
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