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Re: Big Decision
On 1/19/2011 4:06 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Thanks Beverly for the invite to additional help if I need it.First
thing first. Get DH to measure me, then start on the green twill. I sure
that by the  time I get to the print you'll here from me. The thing I
have the most concerns about right now is getting a good fit and then
button holes.I have to go down and practices making about a million
button holes. I'm never happy with the ones I  make. I know it really is
  practice, practice, practice.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Aaack!  I just looked at that pattern again, I forgot it's
DOUBLE BREASTED!  You will waste a *lot* of fabric trying to
get a pattern match along the center front.  I think IN THIS
CASE ONLY I would NOT attempt it.  Maybe go for a completely
*unmatched* center front (be careful it's not off by just a
little which would look like a mistake, but rather a LOT).

Or I would choose a different pattern for *this print*
(http://spedr.com/4dkdk ), perhaps something like the
unlapped CF in the pattern I used, and make the McCalls 5525
in a plain fabric.

But if you ordered *way* more fabric than the pattern calls
for, you may have enough so in that case, go for it...  ;-)

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Yeah, lots of practice, and also be sure when you make your
sample buttonholes that you practice on scraps of *exactly*
the same fabric-interlining-underlining-facing sandwich that
the garment will be made of.

--
Beverly
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I ordered an extra yard. When I get the first one done in the green I'll
lay out the pattern and see if it's going to work. I'm far more
committed to the pattern than to the fabric. I'm not hard headed about
things.
I'll work on the button holes the way you  suggested with the layaers
exactly the way they'll be in the finished jacket.
Juno
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Juno B wrote:
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Just remember, in additon to matching the center fronts, you
will need to match:  the princess seams front and back, as
well as the side seams...  and the pocket welts...  and the
lapel facings... and the sleeve head to the fronts...  and
the collar CB to the yoke CB... and of course, the CB
seam...  You can probably ignore the sleeve tabs... :->

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Just as with making a toile, it's best to "practice" with
fabrics identical to (or at least very similar to) the real
thing.

--
Beverly
http://ickes.us/default.aspx



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On 1/19/2011 10:33 PM, Juno B wrote:
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Look What I just found:
http://spedr.com/5eka8
http://spedr.com/20lup

The are both perfect for the floral fabric. Now to find something bright
for my McCalls pattern. But first the green twill
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Excellent!

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Great idea, plain fabric will give you fewer fits, and
you'll have a nice green jacket.  And Sharon can talk you
through it.  ;->

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Beverly
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BEI Design wrote:

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I second that Excellent! :)

Those are both really cute and will be adorable in the print you have!

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I have noticed that pea coat style jackets are Everywhere right now in the
stores.  And they are in some fantastic colors.  So you will be so "in." ;)
What about a wild print to line the green?  That's a lot of fun to do.  And
less stress about matching things!!  

I can and am totally willing to help with the pattern once you get
there.  :)

Sharon
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Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

Re: Big Decision
On 1/22/2011 4:42 PM, mamahays wrote:
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I'll probably do the  Amy Butler, It comes closer to my measurement and
I'll have less pattern altering to do.
The green one will definitely have something bright and cheerful, I have
to have my color.
Juno

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