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sweet_apple_pie
« on: January 05, 2008 02:06:21 PM »

i need an honest opinion from you cool chicas. i know how I feel about this jacket, but i need opinions from the world outside my head. hubby is not feeling the sleeves, but it's the part i love the most. especially because it looks great with tall gloves.

but i wanted to hear other's opinions, am i really out of touch?
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the_naked_doll
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 02:22:17 PM »

I really love it, I would really love the pattern number for that baby, but I think if I made it, especially for tall gloves, that I'd shorten the sleeves an inch or two. I know it's a jacket and that defeats the purpose, but I think it needs some shorter sleeves-like just below the elbow. Great color, great jacket, I think it's really good.
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Domitilla
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 02:25:13 PM »

I like it but I'd shorten the sleeves and change the buttons...something silver and vintage style would be great Wink
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sweet_apple_pie
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008 02:30:47 PM »

yes, the pattern does call for the sleeve hem to be more then what i actually did, i will fix that as i think shorter will look better.

the pattern is Vogue 2988 http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2988.htm?search=2988&page=1

I agree about the buttons, i forgot to say in my first post that i will replace the buttons with a more suitable color.
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The Panophobic
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008 02:36:45 PM »

I'd go with what's been said- shorter sleeves and different buttons would make this perfect. It looks awesome as is, though! Silver vintage-y buttons would look good, or something oval maybe. Toggles would even look good.
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ulcdmj
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008 02:41:41 PM »

I agree with both ladies.  Shorten the sleeves just a bit because the pattern may have been cut for someone just a little taller. I always have to shorten sleeves because I am too short! And the buttons make a garment almost anytime! I always search for the perfect buttons to go on something, I might be a little to obsessed about it too. My suggestion on the buttons would be either find some that look somewhat like jewelry (vintage) or if that is to flashy find some that blend with the color of the coat more. Depending on what use you would use it for. Such as a casual coat or a dress coat. If you do go with the casual idea more, when you add the gloves that would defiantly dress it up. All in all though its a great coat, I love it. Hope that helps!

Dawn
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sweet_apple_pie
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008 02:42:42 PM »

thank you everyone, it really helps to hear other's constructive criticism.

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bella_domanie
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008 02:59:40 PM »

Guys don't know anything about clothes.  Especially once you marry them lol.  I think it looks great, I love it.  I want a red one!
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Ashling
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008 03:14:44 PM »

I agree that the sleeves need to be either a touch shorter or a touch longer.  Being short, I have this problem with 3/4 sleeves, they often make me look like a kid who's outgrown her shirt instead of an adult woman wearing a 3/4 sleeve top.  Otherwise it's a lovely jacket.  You did a fantastic job fitting it, Vogue patterns like that can be so tricky.
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The Muffin
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008 03:57:06 PM »

I think the length and width of the sleeves really makes your torso look shorter then it is. I think either making the sleeves longer, or making them shorter (by a few inches) and slightly thinner would be nice...
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