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« on: July 30, 2007 10:47:31 PM »

well at long last i finally finished this after working for weeks to work out my own pattern from complete scratch and then just working it up and then having to get more yarn to finish it. i'm pretty happy with this. it's bulky but so are real ones so i'm cool. it's not completely finished i still have to completely reinforce the main zipper and add some more snaps(have to get more) to the lapels to hold them in place and make them look better. also i will be adding a belt to the bottom to make it more accurate to a real jacket it will be crocheted as well as will the belt loops of course.

here it is layed out


here's the little money pouch pocket deal


here is the diagonal pocket which was a real pain to do


real jackets have zippers on the cuff too but i didn't think i could handle any more


here is the collar and the lapels, they're kind of ify but they'll do


and here it is in action modeled by yours truely Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 10:57:24 PM »

 Grin bloody brilliant  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007 11:02:26 PM »

I love your jacket.  I am completely gobsmacked that you could invent/work out this pattern with tricky bits like diagonal zippers, etc.  Amazing.  The snaps on the cuffs look great - it doesn't need the cuff zippers.  Congratulations on a most impressive project - it looks great on you too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 11:27:18 PM »

Brilliant. Simply Brilliant.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 12:56:51 AM »

I hope you don't plan on actually wearing this while on a motorcycle.  It won't protect you at all!

It's a wonderful jacket, though.  I don't think I'll ever have the patience to add all those zippers to a crocheted project. (p.s. I don't think anyone will notice the lack of zippers on the wrists.  My boyfriend never even uses them on his jacket.)
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 03:44:37 AM »

I must congratulate you for an excellent job
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007 04:16:49 AM »

That is AWESOME! kudos to the patience all those zippers must have taken! It looks awesome on you as well!
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2007 04:59:16 AM »

Holy potatoes this is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2007 05:50:03 AM »

This is absolutely my favorite thing on the boards right now! You are a genius sir! Pure genius!
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