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From: MaryW
Date: 08-21-2006, 10:50 AM (1 of 15)
For some reason I love to make jackets. I don't know why. I have a linen jean jacket and a Loes Hinse jacket made but they won't really work for cold weather. Who is making something for cooler weather?
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From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 08-21-2006, 10:57 AM (2 of 15)
I just bought a new pattern to make Elizabeth and my nieces a new fleece coat for this winter. I can get 4 coats hats and mittens for less than $10.00. I will be glad to get them started. Just waiting until Wed to get the fleece on sale at Hancocks. This will be the first time I have worked with fleece. I haope they turn out ok.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 08-21-2006, 11:09 AM (3 of 15)
I have a pretty grey, white and red wool tweed that I'm looking at for Sandra Betzina's 7143 lined coat -- short version. I'll probably line it in red.
But that's certainly after I get moved.
This room is a mess with packing and all.
I'll be glad when this is all over, I'll tell you.

I'm just finishing up a linen shirt that will double as a unlined fall or spring jacket. It has ribbon couched on it and I realized as I got to the end that I'm going to have to do some kind of fancy fastener treatment with these absolutely perfect match buttons I bought.
I'll post a photo and tell you all the story when I finish it. It probably won't be until we move. My daughter gave me half of a great idea and I came up with the rest. We'll see how it works.
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From: Magot
Date: 08-21-2006, 01:01 PM (4 of 15)
You have to watch Dorothy, she is a button fiend.
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From: plrlegal
Date: 08-22-2006, 09:11 PM (5 of 15)
I'm seriously considering making myself a new winter dress coat. Haven't made up my mind for sure but I'm looking at patterns and fabrics.

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From: bridesmom
Date: 08-23-2006, 10:31 PM (6 of 15)
I'm planning on making the tweed jacket that I bought the fabric for last summer. I think I'll be able to get at it shortly, unless someone else in the family gets pregnant! These grandbabies are taking up all my sewing time!!!, not that I'm complaining - too much :smile:
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From: vickki
Date: 08-24-2006, 07:35 PM (7 of 15)
I would love to make a jacket,however I'm not that good at sewing clothes.I tried on my last years winter coat and it's way too big since I lost weight.Any suggestions for an easy pattern?
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From: DorothyL
Date: 08-24-2006, 09:07 PM (8 of 15)
If you like fleece, it is easy to work with and patterns made for fleece tend to be simple
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From: Patty22
Date: 08-28-2006, 02:27 PM (9 of 15)

We have a baptism to attend Sunday morning and it will be held down at the lake (the church service is outside and then the babies are baptised right in the lake after the service.)

Prediciting that it will be chilly in the early morning with a possible wind blowing across the lake, I made this jacket from a top pattern so I could wear a turtleneck under it (or not if the weather is warmer than I am expecting). The sleeves are 3/4 which are really like.

It is V7281 and the bound buttonholes (I did that because the top and fabric are so plain) took me longer to make than the whole top. I did have some great buttons, but clutzy me, I stepped on one and broke the shank so I had to settle for what was in my button box. :sick: It is a cotton brocade and it was on the clearance rack at JoAnn's (and I bought it for 50% off the clearance price - total $2.50 a yard when originally over $10). I was shocked as it was a nice piece of fabric and I washed the begeezers out of it before cutting just to make sure there wasn't going to be any shrinkage.

(The blue t-shirt underneath holds in the padding that I had to add to my dressform to accomodate the middle age spread :cry: )
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From: DorothyL
Date: 08-28-2006, 05:01 PM (10 of 15)
Very nice, Patty.
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From: IsabelleB
Date: 11-07-2006, 06:25 AM (11 of 15)
I just finished making my first coat (Simplicity pattern 6632). I was so nervous as the wool I was using was pretty costly (for me, anyway), but I bucked up and finished it. Love it, and of course it still cost me much less than a store-bought one! :bg:
I'll post a picture as soon as I manage to take some :smile:
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From: esrun3
Date: 11-07-2006, 08:33 AM (12 of 15)
Very nice jacket, Patty. Love the color!
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From: lsoutherla
Date: 11-09-2006, 10:17 AM (13 of 15)
Nice jacket, Patty. Viewed your pics and love your quilts. Also, is that your garden? I'm an avid gardener. I think I spend most of my time deciding if I should garden or sew.. sew or garden. Anyway, a lot of wasted time.

I've recently made Mccall 5241, a cardigan out of a grey wool jersey. Though of it as something to keep and wear in the office. An easy pattern and should take only a couple of hours to do including cut out, right. (then the serger acts up!) The armcyse is sized small and had to be recut. Overall, the whole things feels "off". Maybe it's just me. The older I getthe more taylored I am. It was something I thought I could make and sell.

My next jacket project is McCall 4596, I found a faux tooled leather that should work out well. Here in Georgia we don't really need a heavy winter coat until January (unless you're standing on a soccer field at 8 in the morning on a fall day) and I bought one at Macy's last year for $40. A real good buy. So most of my jackets are such that I can wear them in the office.

Maybe someone can help me come up with an idea for a piece of wool I've had for 10 years or so. I have around 2 yards, 60" wide, It's a basic brown/creame plaid of alternating 6" squares. So, of course, the lines have to match up. Other than making a poncho, I've never been able to come up with anything for this. And I promised myself that I would definitely do something with it this year. Vests are back in, so I could go there, I guess. But this is a piece that I really wanted to use all of it. Any ideas?
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From: MaryW
Date: 11-09-2006, 12:23 PM (14 of 15)
Oooh, that sounds kinda nice. Wool is so very tasteful when sewn up in a tailored anything. All I could think of right off was a scarf. LOL. What about felting some of it for collar and cuffs. Skirt, vest, beret, it sounds lovely.
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From: Bama
Date: 11-12-2006, 11:00 AM (15 of 15)
Lovely jacket Jan. :up:

Okay, this is nowhere as nice as the jackets all of you are making, but I'm working on some sweatshirt jackets. The kind where you take a purchased sweatshirt, cover it with fabric (patchwork or solid) and quilt it. I LOVE making these. I'm going to try some bobbin work embellishing this time. I also want to try one that I saw on a quilting show recently where they wrinkled the fabric before adding it to the sweatshirt. I've never put a lining fabric in one before quilting, so I think I'm going to try that too.
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