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UpSized Anne Klein Jacket

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Hipster, Funky, Mod
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Vogue 1264

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What materials did you use? Coated linen, wool gabardine, and acetate lining.

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What are you most proud of? Getting a "free" designer jacket.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? To get a pattern sized up beyond a 20 or to fit any pattern to any size body, take my class, "Plus SIze Pattern Fitting and Design." Coated linen is "challenging" to work with. I pre-laundered all these fabrics so I COULD hand launder this jacket if I wanted to. Somehow, pre-laundering the linen helped remove it's sticky, rubbery surface feel and rendered it just shiny and slightly crinkled looking, and it was easier to sew.

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I loved this pattern when it came out, but didn't think I could make it as it isn't near my size. Seeing your jacket, and being half-way through your wonderful class, I realize I can make it!

12/14/2012 Flag

Hot! Sexy!

12/31/2012 Flag

Very classy. Thank you for sharing it with us. Your class gives me hope that I can actually make clothes that fit my pyramidal body.

01/14/2013 Flag

Lovely! I might have to add this to my list...which now, thanks to YOU, is getting longer and longer! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!

01/31/2013 Flag

Amazing work. I like the contrasting textures.

02/02/2013 Flag