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Ursula have a look at the Jacket about #/4 down the page and see if it's  
similar to what you want
http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/twenties-sophistication-8-new-patterns
Juno

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"Junob @teranews.com" wrote...
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You mean for the tweed? Well, it takes up too much fabric, I fear. After all  
I'd have to match the pattern since it's got those rusty coloured stripes.  
No, I went for McCall's # 2208:  
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m2208-products-689.php?page_id=101
I already made a waistcoat of sorts from that one, and it fits quite nicely.  
I have to post pics of it since I've been wearing it since before Christmas.

My next project is a comfy jacket from some kind of boiled wool with long  
sleeves. As you might notice, the pattern has only short sleeves and I'd  
rather try the long version on something more forgiving than expensive  
tweed. Today I had the chance to do that sleeve pattern with Monika, and  
I'll do that jacket with no facing but use wool tape I got dirt cheap. I'll  
sew it on like a kind of facing on the outside so that it looks a bit like  
bias binding. I'll post pics as soon as it's ready.

In the meantime, on my weekend sans DD, I tried my hand on a polar fleece. I  
used the aforesaid pattern but changed the neckline (wider!) and eliminated  
the buttons to make another thing like the boiled wool thingy I've been  
wearing all last winter. However, I didn't want to use any facing around the  
neckline and armscye and had gotten me some bias tape, unfortunately in a  
colour which didn't convince me entirely. So I couldn't finish the darned  
thing on Sunday. Anyway, I was wondering why it was sagging under my arms  
until it dawned on my that I had given a bit too much ease in the front  
area.

When I showed it today to Monika to discuss the bias binding problem with  
her, I held up a multicoloured scarf to it, and - miracle! - multicoloured  
is the thing. I have some nice poly lawn I bought in over abundance. I'll  
iron on some fusible interfacing and make bias tape from that. The rest of  
the polyester lawn will be made into a peasant blouse. Actually, I'm  
planning more than one blouse in that style for the summer. But that's  
another story.

U.  


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On 1/23/2013 10:21 AM, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Hi Ursula,
I really like that McCall's pattern. It should work up nice in just  
about any fabric.
Oh How I wish I had someone like Monika to go to when I have sewing  
problems.There is just no one here and no sewing classes. It's just nice  
to have someone to boost you,boost the way.
Juno

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I really like the McCall's pattern you decided upon!
Barbara in FL  



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Thank you!

U.  


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Oh yes, all the 'girls' in our class know what they have in her and we treat  
her to a little present at the end of every course. At one time, we gave her  
a Starbucks insulated cup with a collage of fabrics we all used, mostly,  
it's a gift voucher for a bookstore. We all give about 2.- each and that's  
not too much. In return, she hands out charming little gifts. This  
Christmas, she had made a little tea candle holder with glued on ornaments  
from natural materials, the year before, she had made a tiny little candy  
house for each of us. We are all quite happy there. And of course she is  
very knowledgeable and precise; some of the 'girls' are even a bit awed by  
her. I certainly feel my good luck to have found such a place, especially  
since I'm so new in town.

Well, at least you have this 'room', here are so many excellent heads who  
can give those who need a boost a little hand. But I know that it's not the  
same as a real world class. I just cannot imagine that there are no other  
folks with your interests in your area. Why don't you try to start a group  
or club? Although you might not find somebody like Monika for a teacher, you  
might help each other out in knowledge. I find the 'jour fixe' alone such a  
kick in the rear.

U.  


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On 1/24/2013 5:50 AM, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Can you believe I can't find another person around here who does some  
other than quilt.
I don't know anyone who actually makes clothes.
Juno

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On 1/24/2013 5:50 AM, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Can you believe I can't find another person around here who does some
other than quilt.
I don't know anyone who actually makes clothes.
Juno
That's like me, Juno.  In the entire community, I have not found a single  
person who sews anything.
And although there is an American Sewing Guild that meets monthly about  
20-25 miles away but I don't drive anymore, and I haven't found anyone that  
attends in the area.
It meets in the mornings, so that leaves me out because DS can't take off  
work to take me.  


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That's incredible. Quilt mania everywhere but nobody who makes clothes.  
Well, as long as folks need their garments up to date to the latest fashion  
every 3 months, and stuff is so cheap, there's no reason for most to make  
them themselves, I guess. I feel for you, deeply. :-(

U.  


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"Junob @teranews.com" wrote...
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You mean for the tweed? Well, it takes up too much fabric, I fear. After all
I'd have to match the pattern since it's got those rusty coloured stripes.
No, I went for McCall's # 2208:
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m2208-products-689.php?page_id=101
I already made a waistcoat of sorts from that one, and it fits quite nicely.
I have to post pics of it since I've been wearing it since before Christmas.

My next project is a comfy jacket from some kind of boiled wool with long
sleeves. As you might notice, the pattern has only short sleeves and I'd
rather try the long version on something more forgiving than expensive
tweed. Today I had the chance to do that sleeve pattern with Monika, and
I'll do that jacket with no facing but use wool tape I got dirt cheap. I'll
sew it on like a kind of facing on the outside so that it looks a bit like
bias binding. I'll post pics as soon as it's ready.

In the meantime, on my weekend sans DD, I tried my hand on a polar fleece. I
used the aforesaid pattern but changed the neckline (wider!) and eliminated
the buttons to make another thing like the boiled wool thingy I've been
wearing all last winter. However, I didn't want to use any facing around the
neckline and armscye and had gotten me some bias tape, unfortunately in a
colour which didn't convince me entirely. So I couldn't finish the darned
thing on Sunday. Anyway, I was wondering why it was sagging under my arms
until it dawned on my that I had given a bit too much ease in the front
area.

When I showed it today to Monika to discuss the bias binding problem with
her, I held up a multicoloured scarf to it, and - miracle! - multicoloured
is the thing. I have some nice poly lawn I bought in over abundance. I'll
iron on some fusible interfacing and make bias tape from that. The rest of
the polyester lawn will be made into a peasant blouse. Actually, I'm
planning more than one blouse in that style for the summer. But that's
another story.

U.
I really like the McCall pattern # 2208, too.  I bought it sometime ago to  
make a couple outfits for one daughter who does not sew,
and I made myself the jacket and slacks; it is the first pants outfit I've  
enjoyed wearing in the past years.
Emily  


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Yes, it's a nice, clear pattern, not too much frills and such. It does look  
a bit outdated on the cover with its wide shoulders (and probably shoulder  
pads). However, since my shoulders are quite wide by nature, it fits just  
beautifully. I'm planning to use the slacks pattern, too. I just dug out two  
fabrics, linen-poly blend, which I want to make into summer pants, perhaps  
3/4 length. But first I'll finish my winter garments. It's still cold here,  
although they predicted a thaw for today's afternoon.

U.

  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:

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Do the sewing instructions tell you to add shoulder pads?  
There are no shoulder pads listed for the notions, so it  
seems likely that it is drafted for an unpadded (normal)  
shoulder shape.

--  
Beverly  



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Well, I have to admit that I didn't look for that. I guess, without looking  
at the instructions, that you are right, which explains the wonderful fit of  
it. And although somebody from my class called it - I forgot which decade -  
I thought it was somewhat timeless, and anyway, I hate to chase the latest  
fashion. ;-)

U.  


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