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« on: April 24, 2007 08:55:41 PM »

Well, the print isn't that crazy but when I way buying it I thought, OMG! that is a bit much, but with neutrals underneath it isn't bad!

I haven't put the buttons on yet so I had to hold it together...made it about 2 months ago but I really procrastinate when it comes to button holes!

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I lined the pockets with a dark blue fabric but I got a bit tired of working on the jacket and didn't line the rest of it, plus it would have made it a bit heavy for late spring around here.

The buttons!!  
I really love them...I think it's the first time I've actually bought buttons too...I usually raid my mom's enormous stash!  Sorry they are so blurry!  The pattern calls for 6 buttons, maybe 8 but I only plan on putting two right under the bust.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007 09:28:12 PM »

Oh my god its beautiful! I hope you're prepared for the barrage of "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?" on the street.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007 09:30:12 PM »

That is beautiful! It looks like it fits your perfectly, you did an amazing job.

« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007 09:30:41 PM »

haha that is the same fabric i bought to cover my gross couch in my apartment.  so needless to say, i love the fabric Smiley

and more importantly, you did an excellent job on the jacket!  did you use a pattern or make it up yourself?  i really want a jacket like this!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007 09:38:31 PM »

where did you get that amazing fabric? that jacket is awesome

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007 09:58:52 PM »

thats really cool .. Ive alwayas wanted a jacket like this .. in some cool fabric .. yours looks great nice job !

« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007 10:17:35 PM »

Oddly enough, I got the fabric at Walmart - and I never buy fabric there...but it was on sale and it caught my eye.  And, yes it is upholstry fabric - though much softer after it is washed.  I think it was called "botanical garden" or something like that.  I think it is probably somewhat water resistant.  It's helarious that my jacket is also someone's couch...! 
I've gotten several comments already (my mom of course said "oh my!" hmmm...) - thanks for eveyone's compliments here!
Oh, and the pattern is Simplicity 4403!
Short pattern review - if you decide to make this jacket, pay attention to the directions and don't assume they skipped a step...I did the typical thing where I stopped reading the directions because I got so frustrated but after I finished it and read them again, they made more sense!  The step I was looking for was closer to the end of the directions.

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007 10:20:35 PM »

Haha, moms always do that. Sillies.

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2007 03:11:30 AM »

my mom of course said "oh my!" hmmm

hahahahahhaha sounds exactly like what my mother would say but even if I made a plain black tee she'd find something to complain about.

I think thats one of the best things I've seen on Craftster. I'm pretty sure I have the same coat pattern, I hope so, cos this is gorgeous. I've been procrastinating on making it though, cos I'm so unsure of what fabric, but now I know I can use something awesome like this and it'll look bloody good!

And I love the buttons!

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2007 03:36:18 AM »

i love it! i actually have some of that fabric and had wanted to make a coat out of it as well, but as it was from remnants it wasn't enough and ended up being a bag. but yours turned out so well, i'm a bit envious! good job ;0)

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