Finished velvet jacket

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I put a picture of DGD wearing the completed jacket here:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=jwqxlbn.6c8nt57&x=0&y=bq11be&localeid=en_US

I'll put some additional pictures of the construction
process up later.

Following three months of no dancing because she injured her
foot and elbow playing soccer, DGD resumed her lessons three
weeks ago.  She was in her first competition as a newly
minted "Premier 13 to 15" dancer yesterday.  She medaled in
three of the five required dances.  ;-)

Beverly



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She looks fantastic!  But.....is that her doppleganger walking away
outside?  *cue eerie music*
--
Joanne
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You'll notice the other dancer is wearing...AHEM...a VEST!
;->

It is amazing to see all the girls with their hair done
exactly the same.  About the only difference is the colors
of their outfits (and  size of the girls).  I actually
commented to DD on one of the cuties across the room
yesterday...

... and then realized it was DGD.  ;-}

Beverly




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Something like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3geoXOdnJQ
?

--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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No, thanks deity!  Like this:
http://scotfest.com/downloads/highland%20dance%20web/highland-dance.jpg

Beverly



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.....and then they'll grow up.....
--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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...to be civilized contributing members of society...

I fervently hope!

Beverly



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,,,,and support their beloved grandmother in comfort during her golden
years.....

--
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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...I even more fervently hope....

<VBG>

Beverly



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You and me, both.  :^\
--
Joanne
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Great looking outfit Beverly. The one Blair did is also great looking.
Better start looking over your shoulder when you sew, Blair's coming up
right behind you in her ability to do goood work.
Juno

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Thanks!

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She informed me last week (when I was massaging my hands)
that it won't be necessary for me to keep my fingers nimble
in order to make her wedding gown, because *she* will make
it.  <sob>

Beverly



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Beautiful, just as I expected it to be as well as your DGD.
It is great to accumulate those medals after being away so long.
Give her a hug from me.
Emily


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Thanks, Emily.  She was very pleased to have done so well
first time out in the new classification, and with new steps
as well.

Beverly



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jacket looks great.

Is that the jacket with the modified armscye to accomodate easily
raising arms above the head ?

robb


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Yes, although the jacket armscye is not modified much, I
just raised the underarm area and swung the back toward the
arm a little to add ease there.

The biggest alteration was to the sleeve itself.  I finally
drafted a two-part sleeve I am happy with.  For the
commercially made jackets, they add a 2.5" to 3" wide gusset
to the underarm area to give the additional ease.  I played
around with re-shaping the sleeve cap and creating an
undersleeve with the gusset included, to eliminate on extra
set of seams and bulk. I took pictures as I sewed the
jacket, I'll get them added soon.

The sleeve works very well, I'm slightly less happy with the
pull-marks across the chest when her hands are on her hips
as in the photo, but I'll try to work that out in the next
iteration.

I may seek out a fitting seminar to see if I can get help.

Beverly



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That came out GORGEOUS!!!!!   I love the red & green outfit too.  She looks
marvelous in both.  But that jacket!!!!   Stunning.  Beautiful work and
what a fabulous color on the girl!

Tell her good job on the medals too.  It's hard to jump right back in after
an injury.  She's not determined or anything is she.  ;)  Wonder where she
gets that.....  lol  

Great job, Beverly.

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

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Thanks Sharon!  The color was chosen to complement the new
tartan, I will be staring on the new kilt next week.

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She is very self motivated, and as you note, very
determined!  ;-)
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Thanks again,  I just added some construction pics to the
same link.

Beverly



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I have added several pictures of the construction details,
and the sleeve alteration.  Enjoy!

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=jwqxlbn.6c8nt57&x=0&y=bq11be&localeid=en_US
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I have added several pictures of the construction details,
and the sleeve alteration.  Enjoy!

Beverly



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