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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2007 09:27:44 PM »

I love that Hilary Duff pattern! I might have to go pick it up.
As for fabric I guess it would depend on how crisp you want the lines.

I found a totally gorgeous soft wool suiting at JoAnn's that would give that jacket a bit more drape that I think I want to go double check now...

Oh yeah, don't forget to post pictures after you've decided. I think it'll be cute either way.
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007 01:04:06 PM »

I'm totally getting that Duff pattern myself.  You may also want to check out the vintage patterns on Ebay.  That jacket is very 60's.  They're listed until collectibles.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2007 08:15:18 PM »

Just wanted to let everyone know -- I bought the hillary duff pattern today --> $0.99 at hancocks!!! I also got some cheap fabric from wal-mart to do a prototype.  Thanks again for the pattern suggestions, everyone! SmileySmileySmiley

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2007 03:27:31 PM »

I vote for some kind of cotton. I would say twill too or maybe even a thinner corduroy.

I can't wait to see how it goes for you. I LOVE that Hilary pattern and wish I would have bought it during the sale. But I WILL get it. It's awesome.

Let us all know how the pattern goes and show us pics for sure!!

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007 08:00:35 PM »

Hmm...right now I'm working on McCall's 5480. There are two views that are waist-length jackets (with different sleeves), and I'm doing the long coat. I've always had pretty good luck with McCall's patterns in terms of being easy to understand.

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