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Topic: The Mysterious Galliano Pirate Jacket - Help Me Decipher It or Sew-Along!  (Read 99684 times)
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« Reply #240 on: December 12, 2005 02:06:31 PM »

I am in awe of your skill and inspired. I might attempt the kacket over the x-mas hols. How long did it take you? Bytheway, IT IS TOTALLY STUNNING!
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« Reply #241 on: December 20, 2005 09:28:21 PM »

Oh wow, this jacket is awesome!! Tigralon, IndividualFrog and cathou, you've all done wonderful jobs on it! They look so cool  Cheesy  I've now been inspired by all of your awesomeness and would love to try one out for myself! ^__^  <3
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« Reply #242 on: February 04, 2006 10:11:07 AM »

Wow! I'm brave but not THAT brave! Just the pattern it self frightens me to tears LOL its beautiful when its done, i must say that, but holy... you are all very very brave for figureing that one out!!
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« Reply #243 on: May 22, 2006 10:56:24 PM »

Wow, I'm so amazed to come across a thread for that mind-boggling pattern! And now if I ever wanted to make it, my life would be much easier! However, I was wondering - since I'm nowhere near the right size for this pattern, what do you think would happen if I tried to print it at a larger scale? In my head it seems like a good idea, since all the pieces would still be in proportion to eachother (I guess the only problem is that it would be bigger *everywhere* so would be longer, more broad-shouldered, etc. as well) - but it would be impossible to resize the actual pieces themselves! Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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« Reply #244 on: May 30, 2006 08:14:11 AM »

Like you say, it would make everything bigger, which would cause a bunch of problems, even if we disregard sizing weirdness.  For example, the zipper lengths written on the pattern would be wrong, the grosgrain would have to be weird widths.  Resizing this pattern would be quite a challenge, I think  Sad
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« Reply #245 on: June 05, 2006 09:34:18 PM »

Yeah, it probably would be a bit much to attempt. Thanks for your thoughts.
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« Reply #246 on: June 12, 2006 08:40:56 AM »

Yeah, it probably would be a bit much to attempt. Thanks for your thoughts.

I have recently started this project myself... just finished the muslin version of it to see how everything fits and I began cutting the fabric last night for the real deal.

My plan is to make a version that is exactly the Galliano version first and then with that understood, rework the jacket to be wearable by a guy (me hehe). I thought about it and the modifications would have to be sort of done 'on the fly' if you will. The torso will have to be widened, lengthened and instead of that puffy right shoulder, I'm going to put on a right long sleeve that will just be a mirror image of the left sleeve.

Proportion changes are definitely doable as someone on here made the left sleeve wider since they couldn't even bend their arm in the original pattern's.

Since the jacket is a corset style, adding fabric in the same manner as what's already there (vertical strips of it) is feasible, but I definitely think doing one precisely to galliano's pattern first IN FULL would help out tremendously.

On a side note, the fabric I'm using for the jacket is a black thick-ish nylon almost like the kind Prada uses for their purses. What kind of stitch should I use for this? The cut edges of the fabric tend to fray extremely easily. A tight zig zag stich would be the best for this fabric?

Thanks guys! I hope to be able to post my first jacket on here by the end of summer!

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« Reply #247 on: June 20, 2006 01:08:14 PM »

I am in awe that you three worked out this jacket.

I wont fit into the stupid thing but I'm going to /attempt/ to make it anyway, maybe I'll be able to find a skinny friend that'll want it. I was considering resizing it, but Im still pretty much an amature and I think just figuring out how to put together the mock up will be hard enough for me Wink But, I've got a whole summer ahead of me and nothing to do now my exams are all over, so I now have a project to keep me occupied. Wont my mother be happy.

Thanks so much for all the helpful notes as well, they are going to be invaluable Smiley

I have a question: When printing out the pattern, is there any way to make it so it doesnt print them in brown and just prints the lines, because I dont even want to imagine how much ink it would take if it was all brown. I havent worked out a better way yet, so Im going to attempt drawing round them all in psp so I just have black lines...
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« Reply #248 on: June 20, 2006 08:21:40 PM »

 i think i might try this. i have no idea why, and i dont think it will work, but i need a challenge for over the summer (and into the year too  Roll Eyes)
 i just need to read through all of the pages and try to figure it out.
 
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« Reply #249 on: June 22, 2006 08:04:02 AM »

II have a question: When printing out the pattern, is there any way to make it so it doesnt print them in brown and just prints the lines, because I dont even want to imagine how much ink it would take if it was all brown. I havent worked out a better way yet, so Im going to attempt drawing round them all in psp so I just have black lines...

I printed mine in grayscale on draft settings, it didn't take near as much ink as I would have thought. If your really motivated you can open the pdf in Illustrator (which I did anyway in order to print it) and retrace every piece with just a basic black line on a different layer, and then just print that layer.
The painful part is to assemble all those sheet of paper together.
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