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Upsized 2X to 5X: Soft Floppy Jacket

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Whimsical, Traditional, Funky, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo McCalls 6516

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What materials did you use? Wool Twill.

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What are you most proud of? Being a good little sewer and hand basting (with silk thread!) all the narrow hems on the outside edges. This was a very springy woolen that did not want to be pinned down. The bastng made edge stitching with my edge stitching foot very fast, so the hems look NEAT AND TIDY. I did hand-stitch the miters at the front corners.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Even though this is an easy sewing project, it does take some time and patience to make the seams and hems that show on both sides look their best.

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Really pretty Barbara but scarey mitered corners

01/18/2013 Flag

They're not hard! You could just square them off, too, or cheat and round off the corners!

01/19/2013 Flag

OMG this is awesome! It's so pretty and flattering.

01/19/2013 Flag

Great outfit. Love the colors on you!

01/20/2013 Flag

I love your projects. It gives me inspriation

01/24/2013 Flag

I LOVE this jacket! I need to make something like this for me too! Lovely style.

02/12/2013 Flag