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fleur_delicious
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2007 03:27:34 PM »

oh, that's going to be really cute!
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2007 09:14:03 PM »

I actually really like the way this is turning out.  I still have to finish hemming a sleeve and the bottom of the jacket.  Unfortunately, I've set it aside for now since the hem has to be understitched by hand and my patience was wearing thin.  I'll finish it up sometime this winter because I definitely do want to wear it. Smiley

Ugly fabric I used:


Close up of fabric (it's some sort of leftover burlapish fabric that I can only assume was used to cover furniture in the early 70s:


Front lining (leftover fabric my grandmother made drapes with a long time ago:


Me wearing it:


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I'm going to add a nice old fashioned, sparkly button to the front eventually.  The pattern I used was http://img.sewingtoday.com/cat/40000/itm_img/M5244.jpg.  I made view C but didn't like the way it looked with the collar standing up, so I just folded it down.
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2007 04:17:00 AM »

I am in love with the fabric choices! That is a great pattern - SN
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2007 05:54:10 AM »

That's amazing lining. It looks great on you knotty girl!
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2007 10:49:37 AM »

oh, it turned out cute, knotty girl!
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2007 11:05:20 AM »

Wow! Knotty_girl that jacket looks great!!

I need to get myself going on mine. So far, I bought the pattern.  Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2007 12:09:17 PM »

This is cool as hell!
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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2007 04:15:38 PM »

Thanks y'all!  I've definitely been inspired to give some other ugly fabrics a chance at being cool.  This will definitely be a sewalong that I'll keep coming back to with more completed projects. 

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2007 08:43:02 AM »

Hmm. I've got that pattern but I've been afraid of it. I'm inspired by you, knotty girl.Was it hard?
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2007 07:08:46 AM »

There were a lot of pieces to the pattern, but it was written up very well and really easy to follow.  Of course, I consider any pattern that doesn't involve a zipper to be "easy" hehe.
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