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« on: January 12, 2007 06:32:55 PM »

I've had this boiled wool coat that my sister got me at the dump- yes, the dump, we love the exchange center there- but I wasn't overly thrilled with the cut. I had a crap day today and just had to " cut S*** up" so I decided that this coat needed to be a bolero... I think that's what it's called.... Anyway, I also have a 110 lb dog who likes to chase cats and a short attention span... I ended up cutting the bottom uneven and can't for the life of me think what to finish the edges with. I need to make both sides look even too. Here's a really bad webcam picture of it, any ideas?






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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007 06:43:02 PM »

Can you find some matching or complimentary braided or woven trim and stitch it on? That might hide it. If you put on black trim, you could put on some cool black buttons.

Or, you could try some of that pre-beaded trim...that would definitely hide any uneven edges!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007 06:51:48 PM »

Can you find some matching or complimentary braided or woven trim and stitch it on? That might hide it. If you put on black trim, you could put on some cool black buttons.

Or, you could try some of that pre-beaded trim...that would definitely hide any uneven edges!

That's a great idea, I had thought of that but it has some great red crocheted trim around the collar and down the front ( oh what I wouldn't do for a camera...) and adorable silver coin buttons.  As I'm agonizing over this, I'm thinking that maybe I should cut the sleeved to 3 /4 length and trim the sleeves the same. Do you think a fabric band would work?

*edited* I just found this :
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://64.82.66.2/494g.JPG&imgrefurl=http://cgi.ebay.com/Geiger-Boiled-Wool-Jacket-Red-Austria-Size-44_W0QQitemZ260020336052QQcmdZViewItem&h=596&w=795&sz=69&hl=en&start=33&tbnid=x4asOlTJpzObZM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgeiger%2Bof%2Baustria%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

whoa, long link.... it's not the same jacket but has similar trim and buttons
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007 07:08:03 PM »

A fabric band, using original fabric that you cut off, would work well, too! That might even be the best idea! That way you know it would match and you could keep the cool buttons, and wouldn't have to worry about clashing with the existing trim.

I wouldn't cut the sleeves, though- it'd be just one more thing to get straight, and I think bolero styles look better with long sleeves. But, I'm not really up on fashion, so on the sleeve issue, you might want to get somebody else's opinion...  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007 07:04:23 AM »

I wouldn't cut the sleeves, though- it'd be just one more thing to get straight, and I think bolero styles look better with long sleeves. But, I'm not really up on fashion, so on the sleeve issue, you might want to get somebody else's opinion...  Wink

Good point about the sleeves, I'd hate to make it completely unuseable. I tried the same fabric trim and the wool is just too thick to make a neat line. I'm thinking that I might have to look around online to see if I can find some elastic trim and if that fails, I'll just cut the other side to the same length Huh
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