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« on: October 14, 2011 05:37:20 AM »

my husband found a neat zip-up from goodwill 11 years ago, and asked me to make another one for him.  so, we found some cheap fabric at jo-ann's (that way if this didn't turn out, it was no big loss) and i went at it, carefully tracing all the panels of the jacket, marking seam allowance, and trying to adjust pieces that had stretched and were misshaped. there were tons of panels, side tabs, and lots of top stitching.  it was a little stressful, but both my husband and i are extremely happy with the result.  i think i'll be making another soon.

here's the finished product

and the new jacket by the old one

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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011 06:13:25 AM »

Great job! It really is a clone.

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011 06:16:25 AM »

Great job. It is so difficult to make a copy of a well-used, well-loved garment  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011 07:10:35 AM »

well done!  Talk about a labor of love...

« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011 07:27:15 AM »

You did such a good job! I don't have that kind of patience! I hope your hubby appreciates you!! Lol ;-)

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011 08:23:58 AM »

This would be cool in leather too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011 08:26:33 AM »

I couldn't even imagine the work that went into this. It turned out amazing.

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011 09:21:47 AM »

Nice job! It looks amazing.

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011 10:12:17 AM »

thank you, everyone! as i said it was a little stressful, especially with all the top stitching. i don't sew as straight as i'd like all the time. but i definitely enjoyed the challenge, testing my sewing knowledge, and how well i could figure out the order of how to put it together!  another satisfying project.

 and yes, frankeknitter, it would be super duper in leather!
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011 11:51:46 AM »

I have done something exactly like that (many years ago) and I know how much time and dedication (and sometimes frustration) goes into it. So hats of for you!
It sounds like such a simple plan...
You did an amazing job!

PS: I forgot to add that I like yours even better then the original!
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