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Topic: The Mysterious Galliano Pirate Jacket - Help Me Decipher It or Sew-Along!  (Read 142001 times)
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« Reply #320 on: January 25, 2010 05:27:38 PM »

Okay, I've only got a couple of pieces together yet.. but the point is to see them going together, right?  So here's my first picture! 
(please excuse the makeshift "dress form".. and all the cords..)

chelsea anne
« Reply #321 on: January 25, 2010 07:17:03 PM »

Whoa, I haven't even printed mine yet, either! Damn. I need to get on it.

I had a feeling cheval meant horsehair braid. There was something else that I ended up using google translator for to figure out, and I wish I had my copy of the pattern with notes here with me so's I could remember. In fact, I have nothing to add to this conversation at all right now, other than so far, everybody else's looks rad. Very rad!
« Reply #322 on: January 25, 2010 07:39:42 PM »

i kept noticing it saying something about "corset back" which confused me at first because as far as i can tell there is no corset-ry in here...so i think maybe thats just a turn of phrase?
It might refer more to the structure?  It doesn't lace like a corset, but the general build is a lot like a corset kinda turned diagonally..

I ended up printing out three copies of the pattern because I was fiddling with the settings (this was the first thing I actually printed on the large-format plotter.)  So if anybody in the US still needs a printout, I could mail a copy.  (It looks like shipping internationally would be prohibitive between cost and travel time, but domestic media mail is really cheap.)

« Reply #323 on: January 26, 2010 06:56:29 PM »

Got a bit more together..


« Reply #324 on: January 27, 2010 12:15:30 AM »

lookin good! im gonna hit the fabric store on thursday. i think my color choices are gonna be limited by what colors of grosgrain i can find. :/ do you think bias tape would work just was well? also, i think im gonna put a few snaps on the sholder and make that long sleeve removable..i think id wear it more as a summer vest/top then a arm-pit-drafty jacket. but i wanna keep the option for when im feelin' edgy.. Wink
« Reply #325 on: January 27, 2010 06:56:04 AM »

lookin good! im gonna hit the fabric store on thursday. i think my color choices are gonna be limited by what colors of grosgrain i can find. :/ do you think bias tape would work just was well?
I was figuring on ordering from this wholesale ribbon site that I actually found last week, before I knew I was going to need grosgrain!  http://www.theribbonretreatwholesale.com/CatalogOfCategories.aspx?Id=43  Although I've actually been thinking that if I can find it to match, nylon webbing would really work better for all of the places where the grosgrain isn't being used as bias tape.  Come to think of it, webbing might actually "count" as grosgrain-- the name is for the wide ribs, right?  I keep thinking that ribbon is just too thin in the places where it's supposed to look like straps.  So if I can find it in the right sizes with colors to match the ribbons I use to edge it, I think I'm going to use something like this: http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/store/home.php?cat=932  Should probably check a hardware store for that. 

chelsea anne
« Reply #326 on: January 27, 2010 09:50:24 AM »

I'm thinking that in some cases when they say grosgrain, they're using it to refer to a fabric with a heavy warp thread, not just the ribbon. So I think webbing DOES count as grosgrain. I'm still trying to find 100% cotton grosgrain ribbon, but I guess it's just not something that's made, so my new mission is to find this grosgrain fabric that wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosgrain, it was a very entertaining read!) claims exsists, and make bias binding. But it might take me a million years. I might just use black twill tape. Everywhere. All over.

I found the coolest turquoise faux suede yesterday but it's nylon backed and my world is crushed by the fact that it just won't work for this jacket. Too stiff. I'm going fabric shopping after school today again to make myself feel better about it, and maybe I'll find something as rad.

Bleh. Now I HAVE to go to school, or I'll be late. I so wanted to stay home and sew today.
« Reply #327 on: January 27, 2010 10:30:38 AM »

I've found one place that has 100% cotton grosgrain.  It's a shop in London.. I don't know if they ship over here or not.. but it must be made if they have it, right?  It's the first one here: http://www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk/Category.aspx/Ribbons   (the link to the actual product was insanely long and craftster objected.)

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« Reply #328 on: January 27, 2010 06:48:36 PM »

For binding the edges bias tape would be fine, and easier for curving around those rounded tabs.  Webbing for the strappy bits would be fine too, I'm sure.

John deBoer Custom
« Reply #329 on: January 30, 2010 07:11:01 AM »

OK, I am going to attempt this as well. I haven't sewn anything complicated from a pattern since my prom dress, but I am beyond inspired. Alright, time to go get started!

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