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« on: December 02, 2010 08:26:13 AM »

Hello there!
Here in England it has been snowing since Tuesday, so college has been closed.
and so I made up something I've been waiting to do for a long while; a waterfall jacket.
I made it in an un-dyed calico - looks just like Italian vanilla ice cream with the little black specks in it! Smiley

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on my manakin (sadly 2 dress sizes smaller than me now Sad )

In desperate need of ironing :/ (it's a summer jacket, it's snowy here, ironing can wait Wink )

Lovely big practical pockets Smiley  This is actually my first go at pockets (or a jacket) so not too bad!

Took some inspiration from the "technical beauty " from julibooli ; https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332187.0 , because it's nice to be neat eh?

Think that's it...
oh! does any one have any idea how to make it drape more? As being a stiff fabric it is standing out and making me look bigger....
Thank you for reading!
And would anyone like to follow my blog? I have no followers and it makes me sad Sad

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010 10:27:38 PM »

Ohhhh I like it! Soft collars are so comfy Smiley  As far as stiffness goes, did you wash the fabric and dry it before you cut it out? Cottons like that have a finish to them that needs to be washed out, as well as shrink. If it has been laundered, then that is just the drape of that fabric and you may get better results in something with a finer hand and more drape to it. When you know what you want something to look like you can rough drape the fabric on yourself, or someone else. Maybe some fish eye darts would bring the waist in more and give you more shape?

Lets all go to Jack Taylor's to celebrate!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010 01:59:55 AM »

oooh thank you!! I will try that!!

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