My project last summer

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...
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I love, it and have worn it often.
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BEI Design
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.
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Pogonip
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.
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. :-(
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BEI Design
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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Juno
Really? Me, too! Except I don't wear jeans or pants anymore. But I have a closet full of denim dresses, jumpers, and jackets.
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Pogonip
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?
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Juno
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
Le 21/02/2014 21:46, BEI Design a écrit :
That's lovely, the crystals are just the right finish. Round of applause from over here.
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Claire in France
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...
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I love, it and have worn it often.
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Bobbie Sews more
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.
I do make twill slacks for myself, but jeans... not so much.
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Also, LOL! I thought, what with the little shiny pewter dots, that the crystals might have been overkill, but I like them! I'm a magpie...
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BEI Design
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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. 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
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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.
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Juno
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.
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Pogonip
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!
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Pogonip
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
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Some of those outfits make one shudder. Careful, have a supply of brain-bleach handy.
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BEI Design
Thanks!
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:
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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:
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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.
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