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« on: September 23, 2007 06:11:14 PM »

YAY!!!!! I'm finally done with this outfit! My friend wanted this outfit (http://onlyinjapan.net/gallery/albums/commisson/commission06.sized.jpg) so I set out to make it. Finally two months later I'm done! (Stupid school/work taking up all of my time.) Let me know what you guys think. I'm looking for constructive criticism/thoughts to help me grow as a seamstress.

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Tell me what you honestly think please =] My friends/family tell me that they like it, but maybe they are just saying that because they don't want to hurt my feelings. However "I HATE IT!!!" doesn't really help. =\ I'm off to make something else ^___^
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007 06:21:06 PM »

That color combination is amazing..my mom is a professional seamstress so I know what a task this must have been!  Terriffic!

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007 06:22:57 PM »

That's really amazing! Only two could-be-better things are noticeable to me.
1. The seam where the white color is attached to the jacket and shows on when the jacket is closed.  It's been almost 20 years since I sewed a jacket, so I don't know how to help.
2. I think that mitering the corners of the green ribbon on the back be a more professional finish. 

Your jacket construction looks like it will fit quite nicely and the skirt pleats look nice and crisp!

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007 06:24:39 PM »

That is seriously fabulous. 

I've always wanted to make myself a jacket, but I know I'm nowhere near ready for that yet, so kudos to you for doing such a beautiful job!

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007 06:27:17 PM »

It is good and here are my suggestions

themistresst I didn't notice the ribbon, but yes a mitered corner would look nice.

And along the same lines I too noticed the collar seam. My suggestion would be to sew the collar to the jacket. Underside of collar to right side of jacket and then add a facing or lining to cover the seam. But this way the seam would be on the inside.

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007 06:34:27 PM »

I LOVE it!! (although I also noticed the white thingy in the front  Undecided) but good work!
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007 06:34:57 PM »


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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007 06:45:00 PM »

ahhh!!! i want one!!!

« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2007 07:03:37 PM »

I agree about the ribbon and the white seam, but that is an awesome outfit!  It's way better than I could have done!

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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2007 07:27:59 PM »

That is so awesome! Absolutely amazing!

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