My project last summer

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This was a challenge.  I loved the fabric, but there was just a  
small piece left on the Red Dot sale table, and I searched every  
other JoAnn's in the area for more with no luck.

However...
http://www.ickes.us/jackets

I love, it and have worn it often.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: My project last summer
On 2/21/2014 12:46 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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That one is gorgeous.  I can see why you wear it often, it's one of  
those jackets that will go with so many things, be comfortable and still  
look really good.

Back when I actually did some sewing, Butterick was my favorite pattern  
company.
--  
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Thanks! I wear it most often with dark jeans, but it goes with  
khakis, too.

And now that I have all the alterations made to the pattern, I  
intend to make more jackets using it.

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I used to prefer Simplicty, but since they ruined their web site, I  
never visit any more, and I'm not fond of browsing the pattern books  
at the fabric store.

And JoAnn's has good sales on Vogue/Butterick/McCalls, although I  
see they aren't doing the $.99 sales this year. I suppose that was  
inevitable. :-(

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: My project last summer
On 2/21/2014 8:28 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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It's lovely, I love denim everything. It can be used in so many ways.  
Jackets, pants, skirts, dresses. It's a big favorite of mine.
J

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Thanks!

I just about live in denim. Well, I don't have denim pajamas, ...  
;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us




Re: My project last summer
On 2/22/2014 12:05 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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Really?  Me, too!  Except I don't wear jeans or pants anymore.  But I  
have a closet full of denim dresses, jumpers, and jackets.
--  
Joanne
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Re: My project last summer
On 2/22/2014 4:08 AM, Pogonip wrote:
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I still wear jeans, I love Jeans. I picked up a couple of pairs of  
stretch sort of skinny Jeans last summer that I live in.I  think I got  
them in TJ Maxx.I like them because they don't droop in the butt,move  
with me and fit better than any other jeans I've ever had.When I bought  
them my 14 year old DGD remarked that "they are the best looking jeans  
you've ever worn Grandma." So I figured if she approved they must look  
good.

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Juno wrote:
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Juno, run back RIGHT NOW and get several more pairs.  You won't  
regret it.

It seems every time I find RTW which fits and is well made, the next  
time I go to buy another, they have been tweaked so they no longer  
fit right or discontinued.  :-(

My favorite twill slacks by Lee...  My favorite jeans by Rider...  
gone.  <sob>

I do make twill slacks for myself, but jeans... not so much.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: My project last summer
On 2/22/2014 2:00 PM, BEI Design wrote:

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It seems I never can get to the TJ Maxx in Poughkeepsie to see if they  
have more. One can only hope when I do get there,they have some.

Re: My project last summer
On 2/22/2014 12:28 PM, Juno wrote:
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As I understand their structure, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, all buy  
overruns and leftovers, so the odds of finding something twice are slim.  
  If you are there at the right time, they often have great buys at good  
prices, but it's not like they can re-order.
--  
Joanne
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Re: My project last summer
Pogonip wrote:
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I love my jeans and slacks!  I don't abuse others with views of my  
ankles or knees anymore. :-}  


Re: My project last summer
On 2/22/2014 10:54 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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About the only thing I have left is my legs.  ;-)  And when I'm  
retaining water, the ankles disappear.  For that, I have something  
called Laxix.  It's funny because for years, I wore only pants.  Jeans,  
pantsuits, trousers.  They were better for my lifestyle then.  You have  
no idea how free I felt the first time I put on a loose dress!
--  
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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I might consider that for summer in a ***loose*** rayon dress which  
brushed the floor.

Even when I was very slim (a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far  
away), I never had attractive legs.  Thickish ankles, bulbous knees.  
I doubt there exists a dozen photos of my young self in a bathing  
suit.  I hated the entire mini-skirt era in fashion.

I never want to appear on http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/ Some of  
those outfits make one shudder.  Careful, have a supply of  
brain-bleach handy.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: My project last summer
On 2/22/2014 3:05 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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That's so  funny, When I was listing the ways I love denim I was  
wondering about denim PJ's. Maybe a pair made out of chambray?

Re: My project last summer
Le 21/02/2014 21:46, BEI Design a écrit :
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That's lovely, the crystals are just the right finish. Round of applause  
from over here.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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Claire in France wrote:
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<bows>

Also, LOL!  I thought, what with the little shiny pewter dots, that  
the crystals might have been overkill, but I like them! <g>  I'm a  
magpie...

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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This was a challenge.  I loved the fabric, but there was just a
small piece left on the Red Dot sale table, and I searched every
other JoAnn's in the area for more with no luck.

However...
http://www.ickes.us/jackets

I love, it and have worn it often.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us

We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
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Thanks!

I really would have preferred a slightly longer jacket, but I could
not find any more of that fabric at *any* of the 12 JoAnn's within a
50 mile radius. <sigh>  I was happy to find the similar denim with
pewter dots I used for the facings.  I may make another jacket using
just that and add lots more crystals. I *love* the hot-fix tool and
Swarovski crystals.   ;-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: My project last summer
I love the jacket too.  How's the  hot fix holding up with wear and  
cleaning?  Polly

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Re: My project last summer
Polly Esther wrote:
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Thanks!

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Haven't lost any yet. Haven't washed the jacket yet, but I have  
washed a tee with hot-fix crystals several times and not had any  
come off.

I used this tool:
http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/search/MS98/
Some of my supply of crystals came from Shipwreck, too.  But JoAnn's  
has packages, available with 40% off coupons.

I wish I had seen this hotfix tool with the vacuum capability:
http://www.sewforless.com/item/Glitz_Up_Vacuum_Hot_Fix_Rhinestone_Applicator/13200

The one I have is okay, but it does not pick up and hold the gems.  
I have to position them on the fabric, then press down with the  
applicator.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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