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dancerdoc
« on: January 26, 2008 02:20:46 AM »

before:



this picture is a lot darker than i thought it would be...
so this is an old shirt jacket of my mom's, by Coldwater Creek (a very Mom catalogue).
supposed to be a grungy lounging shirt, but upon closer inspection, it turned out to be extremely well constructed:



here i am wearing it inside out. you can (or can't, as the case may be) see the inside's been finished so wonderfully. even the inner placket and sleeve patterns  match up perfectly. this helped a lot while i was trying to draw on a pattern from scratch -- it was like drawing on grid paper. on the back yoke, inside the sleeve cuffs, and on the underside of the collar, the shirt is lined with hot fuschia corduroy that matches the thin hot pink stripe running through the plaid pattern. borderline tacky, but i love it.
go Coldwater Creek! clothes ugly as sin but at least they know how to construct a fine garment. the shirt looked really cool inside out so i was tempted to leave it that way! but eventually decided on this:



(excuse the mess.)
i left the placket alone because it was so beautifully finished. cut out a fitted bodice (but forgot the seam allowance, so its too snug...dammit) with darts at the waist and armholes, put pleats at the waist in the front and back for a babydoll effect, and reattached the sleeves at an elbow length.

final touches: i still plan on covering the buttons, putting in belt loops, cut the collar to a peter pan shape, and maybe -- just maybe -- figuring out how to put in welt pockets. i cannot live without pockets. but i have a sinking feeling it may be too late to put them in for this piece. (halp??)
nevertheless, i'll start wearing my new plaid jacket around once the weather warms up, finished or not Smiley
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ravenladyj
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008 04:13:53 AM »

I dont know about anyone else but the first two pics are black...its SO dark you can't see anything and though the after pic isnt black its very hard to make out...Just wanted to let you know... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008 08:49:36 AM »

That looks great. Shocked
I love your comments about Coldwater Creek. It's so true. The quality is wonderful and some of the fabrics are so tempting but the styles! Oy! I feel like I'm being tricked into dressing like an old lady!
The covered buttons will be darling. I love your baby-doll pleats so I'd forgo the welt pockets for now, too distracting, and opt for putting pockets with light weight fabric into the side seams.
Rock on, Sista!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008 09:19:17 AM »

Hi again,
I was able to brighten up your pictures a bit. If you save them to your computer you can use them to replace the ones you now have in your photo hosting and everyone will be able to see your nice work. Let me know when you get them for yourself and I'll take them back out of my photo hosting.
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S.E. Hardy
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008 04:06:58 PM »

That is beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008 08:11:28 PM »

I love it! The 3/4 sleeves are getting to me Smiley I'm going to have to find a jacket to do this to now. <3
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narhloki
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008 08:14:13 PM »

ok that's totally cute after!
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irolbe
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008 09:46:54 AM »

This is really cute!   And thanks MrsBowles for fixing those pics!
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008 05:57:11 PM »

I love this!!!! Wish had 1!
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008 07:31:10 PM »

It is super cute! I loveee it! I want to make something like that too Cheesy
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