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Reviewed by:Lucinda

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Posted on:5/9/14 7:55 PM
Project Photo:Colette Patterns: 1023 by Lucinda

Colette Patterns: 1023 by Lucinda  Colette Patterns: 1023 by Lucinda  
Pattern Photo:Colette Patterns 1023
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Pattern Rating:Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Wool Coating  [See other projects in this fabric]
I'm so glad I didn't let my perfectionist tendencies when it comes to sewing prevent me from finishing this jacket! I wore it for the first time this past weekend, and it may be my last until fall since the weather is finally getting warm in Boston. I never thought I would sew a project like this, let alone enjoy something that seemed so tedious to me like tailoring. But now that I've taken my first step with this project, I'm determined to master the skills it takes to tailor well.

This jacket isn't perfect - but at this point, it really doesn't matter to me. I made a freaking tailored jacket, with welt pockets to boot! I know my mistakes will be evident to experienced sewists looking at these photos, but I'm going to wear this jacket with pride, knowing that I learned soooo much doing this.

For more details on my challenges on this jacket, visit my blog: Sew Wrong
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Tindi said...
How cute! and that color is fabulous on you. I have never sewn a jacket but you have inspired me to take a second look at that pattern and put it on my wishlist. Good job!
5/9/14 9:53 PM
hopflower said...
That is a lovely jacket and you did a great job on it! I can tell the weather is warmer indeed: the lining matches the magnolia blossoms!
5/9/14 10:30 PM
BlueSkysAhead said...
OMG!!! How cute is that jacket!!! This is way beyond perfection, its stupendously freaking awesome. You made it yourself. The pride and confidence that comes with that is way beyond perfection. Great job. 😊
5/10/14 7:53 AM
AnneM said...
Congratulations on your jacket and learning experience. Why do you rate the pattern "ok but did not work for me"? Were the instructions insufficient? Or was the pattern drafted for a different body type? Or something else?
5/10/14 8:26 AM
ASiverson said...
I like your jacket a Lot! Great job, and I have never yet sewn a jacket yet either, but do have this pattern. So....! Off to your blog to read more. TFS!
5/10/14 1:03 PM
Heatherrique said...
Terrific looking jacket on you!
5/10/14 2:17 PM
sewtofit said...
You look so accomplished and excited to have a new jacket. I love the color lining. Such a fun burst of color. Way to go!!
5/11/14 0:48 AM
becca a said...
Your jacket is so cute! I love the color on you.
5/11/14 9:54 AM
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