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Topic: So I tried a little Freddie, hmm... (lots of pics)  (Read 4217 times)
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dana_h
« on: July 10, 2010 04:52:41 PM »

A few months ago a friend of a friend asked me to make his girlfriend a Freddie Mercury jacket, the yellow one he wore in wembly.
I'm pretty new to sewing, I started in September. But I really like how it turned out. I'm learning fast.
The woman I made it for LOVED it! so I'm happy.

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010 05:35:01 PM »

That's impressive for someone new to sewing!  Did you work from a pattern, or did you make it up entirely?

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010 06:09:29 PM »

The details are amazing for someone fairly new to sewing.  I would love to know too if you used a pattern or designed it yourself. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010 06:48:10 PM »

And you SHOULD be happy with this jacket! For a relatively new seamstress, your work on the jacket is fantastic.
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010 07:20:50 PM »

Woah! This is fantastic. And, with my fan-girlish obsession with Freddie, I practically died when I saw this. I'm tempted to try my hand at one, now. The details are superb. I also love the collar. Those can be a pain in the neck to sew.

By the way, do you think one could use belts for the things on front?
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010 08:42:48 PM »

OMG! I WANT. It's wisted!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010 11:06:44 PM »

This is fantastic!
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010 03:28:56 AM »

Thank you to all of you. Smiley


That's impressive for someone new to sewing!  Did you work from a pattern, or did you make it up entirely?


I used a pattern I made out of directions and modified it.
When I took a course in sewing and designing cloths they gave us a lot of basic directions on paper of how to make something in the right shape, size and in what order. So I based it on a shirt pattern I made for the girl's size and then made the lines for the piece underneath the shoulder and the one he has from the side. Then I figured out how to make the belts even in size and in an even distance from each other. I looked obsessively at the pictures of the Freddie with the jacket and it helped me to understand where to put each line and shape.


Woah! This is fantastic. And, with my fan-girlish obsession with Freddie, I practically died when I saw this. I'm tempted to try my hand at one, now. The details are superb. I also love the collar. Those can be a pain in the neck to sew.

By the way, do you think one could use belts for the things on front?

The collar wasn't that hard, I had directions and changed them a little and put on those two ribbons of gold and white.

I just made the belts and sewed them on, if you have yellow belts I guess you can try to make it with them. But if you'll do that you won't have the gold in the sides.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2010 06:32:35 PM »

OMG I love it! I would wear that EVERY day! Holy cow.
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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2010 07:26:05 PM »

That is too cool...you really did a fantastic job!
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