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From: MaryW
Date: 09-08-2003, 09:55 AM (1 of 5)
I made this jacket last week. It is casual and something I think I will wear a lot.

It has no lining, no facings and no interfacings. I was totally shocked when I opened up the pattern and read the notions needed. A little velcro and shoulder pads. That's it.

It makes up very quickly, it took me longer to prepare my machines than it did to sew up the jacket. This would be very nice made up in a dressy knit of some sort or maybe a velvet for evening. You could also play around and have a contrasting fabric for the shawl collar.

I made mine from a soft, textured silk I bought a few years back. A basketweave silk I think they called it with much the same appearance as a raw silk. Classy but casual. I can handwash and hang to dry. I will post a picture later when hubby is home to take it.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: Magot
Date: 09-08-2003, 11:25 AM (2 of 5)
I wondered how you were gettingon - what colour is it?
love and kisses, Jan
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DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
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From: stitchmd
Date: 09-08-2003, 08:57 PM (3 of 5)
Is this a very loose fitting jacket? How did you choose what size to make and how did it compare with your expectations?
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: bren
Date: 09-09-2003, 12:39 AM (4 of 5)
I can't wait to see your jacket Mary... I looked it up... and love the style of it... where did you oder your pattern from Mary... I would love to order one .

Don't let anyone ...Live Rent Free In Your Head
User: bren
Member since: 11-30-2002
Total posts: 489
From: MaryW
Date: 09-09-2003, 07:48 AM (5 of 5)
I made it in a dresden blue. It is loose fitting but not very loose fitting. Not sloppy loose if you know what I mean. I am 5'7" and 155 lbs. I made a medium and it hangs nicely.

I had expectations of a much more complicated set of directions and sewing techniques. This is so simple a beginner could sew it up.

I ordered it from :Canada:
She is starting to carry some nice designer patterns that aren't available in the chain fabric stores we have.

If you make up a pattern from timmelfabrics, send Julie a snapshot and she puts it in her gallery, she will give you the pattern of your choice FREE.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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