28 June 2014

Pictures of IJ740 & Jean-style Jackets

Here are some photos of me wearing the coat.  I am so happy I ditched the belt!
 
These pictures were taken outside of the pottery studio.  I wanted to have a background that looked kind of rustic so that the coat really stood out.  These photos were also taken by the studio owner and my teacher, Mike.  Thanks Mike!  

I'm in the process of completing my review for the contest and will submit it shortly.  Wish me luck!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts about jean-style jackets and fit.  I also emailed Kenneth D. King and asked for his thoughts.  He pretty much said what everyone else said:  it's a matter of personal preference, though he prefers the centers front to meet or else it looks as if the jacket doesn't fit properly.

I stopped working on the Cynthia Rowley (S2443) pattern.  After making four muslins for the front, I decided it wasn't worth it.  It's a cute jacket, but I don't want to fuss with something that may not even be flattering.  Instead, I started sewing Kwisk Sew 2895 and hope to have it finished before Monday. 

Until next time, peace!

L

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous coat. I missed a few posts apparently as I had not seen this yet. This is stunning. Great pictures too.

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    1. Thank Sigrid. I only think I talked about it once because it was a second version of the same pattern. Also, I am really bad at taking in-progress photos.

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  2. That jacket is really stunning. I think I like it even better than the first - hmmmm - but then again that first one was a stunner too.

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    1. Thank you BeaJay. I really like them both, though I think the first one will last longer. I love how they both are very feminine and different.

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  3. Your coat is gorgeous! If the Kwik Sew doesn't turn out, I really like the fit of my StyleArc Stacie Jean jacket (I think it's pretty much been universally well-reviewed by all body types). It's got more shape and less boxiness than most jean jackets, which is why I suspect everyone likes it so much. Mine meets at CF the whole way down the jacket with no issue.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I finished the Kwik Sew jacket today. The verdict: it's okay. I can button it if I needed to and it doesn't flare out significantly at the hem. The centers front don't meet, but the gap is consistent all the way down. There is another area that's a bigger problem. I'll try to show it in the photos.

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  4. Oh my! This is everything! Love it 10x more on your body!

    Four muslins? Four?! Oh my gosh no. I have that KS pattern and am quite interested in the outcome!

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    1. Thanks Nakisha.

      Yes, I'm the muslin queen. S2443 is in an indefinite timeout. =)

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  5. Very sophisticated! Love it.

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  6. I'll be interested to see how you go with the Kwik Sew pattern. I have this one (of course). If it's the one that a friend made last year, be aware of the shoulders cos they're HUGE! Probably too late to tell you that now though. He he he

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    1. I'll be posting a review soon. The shoulders seem okay, but the area above the yoke is an issue.

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  7. Love your coat.I love the Kwik Sew Pattern and have made it up many times - it is nicely shaped. I have also made the Sandra Betzina on (OOP) Nice - Jalie - no shaping and have the Style Arc Stacey on the table to try out. I think I have most pattern company Jean Jacket patterns as it is a favourite garment that I wear alot. I also just used the Kwik Sew pattern to make a Bomber Jacket as I couldn't find one that I liked. I make an XL or plus sized in most garments.

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    1. Thank you jacquianne. I didn't know Jalie made a jean jacket pattern. I like the shaping of the KS pattern, but if I make it again, I've got to figure out a way to take out some of the fullness above the yoke or move the bust curve down or something.

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  8. The coat looks so lovely on, and the belt is not needed - I think it would interrupt the lines and shape of the coat, and in any case, worn like this is so flattering.

    Yes, some garments you need to move on from - that's why you muslin. If it's not going to work, better to bail out at the muslin stage.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz. I agree with you on the belt; it interrupts the flow of the design and contributes nothing to the fit.

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  9. The coat looks even better on you! I Love the pictures and poses!

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    1. Thank you Kay! I like the first picture the most. The coloring and lighting are perfect.

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  10. Beautiful coat, fits beautifully and looks stunning on you! Whether or not you win the contest, you have definitely won with that coat! Good luck.

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I am quite content with the coat and will wear it until it's bald. =)

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  11. Oh my goodness, that coat is GORGEOUS. You look fantastic in it! :D

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  12. Your coat is gorgeous and you look stunning wearing it!

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  13. Your coat looks amazing on you!

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  14. L, this if fabulous! I know you are glad you were inspired to make it! So different -oh how I love different- and yes...just fabulous!

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  15. Love it and fits you to a tee.

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  16. Your coat is a real winner. I love it and it fits you so well. Brilliant.

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  17. Excellent! Love the coat and the attitude. You wear it well, Lynn.

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