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Finally!!!  ;)  Seems like I've had a terrible time getting into my sewing
room lately.  Just too many other things going on.  

Finally finished up the jacket out of the $1 stretch twill today.  It came
out pretty good.  I'll say this, it fits as well or better than a purchased
jacket.  lol

I forgot to measure from the shoulder to the bottom of the armscye.  So it's
lower than I would have made it if I'd been paying attention.  The sleeves
are also fuller than I would like.  I'm trying to decide if it bugs me
enough to take them out and taper them or not.  ;)  I decided against
lining it for now.  I wanted to get it made and didn't have anything in
stash I thought would work.  So that's fine.  I wore it this afternoon and
the in-laws both thought it looked lovely.  ;)  So did DS.  Like I said,
the fit isn't bad, but it could be better.  Will also make a note on the
pattern to make the collar less tall on the next one.  It's just a smidge
too high for my taste.  It's not bugging me to death, but it is brushing
against my jaw sometimes.  Minor things all.  Oh too, I did have to take
the body of the jacket in a little.  For anyone else contemplating this
pattern (Simplicity 4099) the jacket fits more like a coat than a blazer.
(thus the fuller sleeves.)  The pattern was a pretty good one.  Easy to
follow, no stupid directions, all the pieces lined up as they should. But
do keep in mind it has more ease than a blazer.  

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If I can, I'll get someone to take pics of it on me too.  I had to snap
these quickly today, the battery was really low in the camera.  lol  

Sharon
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pig.

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It looks simply lovely!  Well done!



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Very nice!

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Wow, that really looks nice, Sharon. Good job.

-Irene

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Nice job, Sharon.  And the few changes can be done on the next one you make.
Emily


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Terrific job, Sharon. It looks like a  jacket you'd find in a  very
expensive boutique. The button are a great detail.
No one will believe the fabric was $1.00 a yard. It looks like it cost
mega $$$$$.
Juno

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Thank you very much.  :)  I like looking shee-shee y'know.  ;)  And the best
part is on the inside I KNOW it was $1/yard fabric.  heh heh  

Thank you too, everyone else. It's so much fun being able to share projects
like this with all y'all.  

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

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Thank you, Emily.  I was thinking the same thing.  I liked the pattern and
with a few minor tweaks, I will do it again.  

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

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Lovely!  The color of the fabric makes it a little difficult
to see details, but it looks like you made self-fabric
mitered loops for the buttons.  Nice touch, that!  :-)

Beverly



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Nice.  I like the bold-as-brass buttons.  :)

If you can get a few pix of you in it, we can see what you mean about
the sleeves and give a better opinion.  If you decide that it's fine as
it is, it'll save you a pile of work!  ;)  Can you tell I hate having to
re-do things like that?

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Thank you very much.  There's a story behind those buttons.  Several years
ago, I ordered some mother of pearl buttons from fabric.com.  They
accidentally sent me these bamboo ones instead.  I called.  They
immediately shipped the pearly buttons and told me to keep these too.
They've lived in my stash ever since.  ;)  They were just waiting for the
perfect project.  

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LOL  I know what you mean. I will try to model it this weekend.  I wore it
today with a turtleneck sweater under it.  It was COLD for this part of the
country this morning.  (17* F.  Not figuring the wind chill.)  So I bundled
up. It fit really well over the sweater, which isn't a heavy sweater by any
means. So I think the sleeves bug me less now than they did.  ;)  (and I
really hate that much taking apart and redoing too!!  The sleeves set in
perfectly the first time.  We both know that wouldn't happen a second time.
LOL)

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


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I adore buttons and have way too many!  I bought some on a trip to
London recently that were 7.50 EACH!  You are allowed to faint.  It was
pure self indulgence.  Big Sis and I fell in love with them and bought
the last five.
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I think you NEED a jacket that can be worn over a thin sweater.  And you
are right about those sleeve...  They never go as well second time round
if they went in perfectly to start with.  :)

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Its beautiful Sharon and I love the detailing on the buttonholes.  Look like
that took some time.

Kirsten


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Thank you very much. :)  Getting the patches that go under the loops even
and straight was probably the trickiest part of the thing.  The pattern
called for that to be interfaced.  Tried that but then they were too thick
to hem the edges of the patches.  Grrrr!  So I recut them and did them
over.  Worked much better without the interfacing.  Used my quilting ruler
to get them evenly spaced from the edge of the jacket and straight.  Handy
thing that ruler!  :)

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

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