Another Christmas gift done

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For my stylin' DGD.  Technically not a jacket (it's a vest), but I  
didn't want to create a separate page.

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Beverly
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Re: Another Christmas gift done

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It's lovely Beverly. I smiled to myself at the mental picture of you  
matching the checks on an off print.If anyone can do it you can!

Re: Another Christmas gift done
Claire Owen wrote:

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Thanks, I think she will enjoy it.  The sweater will be the real  
gift.

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It was a struggle.  I did manage to get the center front and center  
back lined up pretty well, and the ribbon covers the worst of the CB  
misalignment.  But the horizontal line across CF from shoulder to  
shoulder is off.  I know, most folks would never notice it, but ...  
;-}

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Well, Beverly,

first, let me congratulate you to another beautiful and perfectly tailored  
garment.

As for 'most people won't notice' - I have been able to witness a worst-case  
scenario on German TV a few days ago. Anybody remember Franka Potente, the  
leading lady from 'Run Lola Run'? She's having a comeback in Germany in a  
sort of weird crime series staged in Iceland (yes, I know...). Anyway, in  
some scenes she's wearing this coat...
http://www.derwesten.de/kultur/fernsehen/schauspielerin-franka-potente-erteilte-tatort-eine-absage-id12234514.html
(scroll down to the third pic, the one with her headless, in that  
tartan-sort-of coat)

This is the garment with most unaligned pattern I have ever seen outside a  
super-cheap-o-textile market. Currently I can't tell you at what time code  
you can see it best, but I include the link to the website so you can view  
it FFW, it's at about half of the film, I think. (It says that the clip  
isn't available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time as it isn't suitable for  
underage viewers. As you can see, German TV has very strict notions about  
youth protection. I only wish they had equally strict notions about the  
protection of OCD sewists. ;-) ) :  
http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Filme-im-Ersten/Der-Island-Krimi-Tod-der-Elfenfrau/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=1933898&documentId=38728924
Anyway, it makes you wonder where they got that coat from. Made by the  
costumes dept.? Bought in some Salvation Army thrift... I mean, of course,  
vintage boutique? Or bought new? Shame, shame, shame...

U.  


Re: Another Christmas gift done
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Thanks <3.  Not "perfectly" but as close as I could do with the  
limited yardage.  ;-D

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Oh, dear!!!  At the very least the plaid should have been matched  
across the sleeve/armscye junction.  Bah!

[...] Anyway, it makes you wonder where they got that coat from.  
Made by the costumes dept.? Bought in some Salvation Army thrift...  
I mean, of course,
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Agreed!

I do wonder who makes up the garments for pattern companies' photo  
shoots. Did you notice that on the picture of the Vogue pattern, the  
CF is mis-aligned at the hem?  And for the CB, they didn't try to  
match vertical/horizontal stripes.  Perhaps that may be why they  
chose to cover that seam with 1.5" ribbon.  As it happens, I do like  
that design detail, but design options shouldn't be offered soley to  
cover up layout and/or cutting errors.  :-O  JMHO

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Beverly
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Re: Another Christmas gift done
On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 4:07:30 PM UTC-4, BEI Design wrote:
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That is really nice. You're a good gramma!

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Thanks, Juno!

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LOL  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxF_V90s9g8


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Beverly
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