The Stinchcomb #6026 Jacket

Added Feb 14, 2011

by r08813

Stanmore, United...

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It wasn’t easy!!, when it was described as a difficult pattern I thought that it would mean that it had pockets, which I can do anyway. I suppose the clue was that there was only one other finished project for this pattern on the site!

Using a mid blue polyester with a bright blue lining, I’ve followed the pattern completely, except for one small point — The cuff buttons work!.

My tip for anyone attempting this themselves is to make sure that you cut the material very accurately, bast everything before stiching and follow the instructions carefully. The instructions are complete, but not really as helpful as they could be.

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    Oct 6, 2011, 12.12 AMby manako

    I found the pattern to be too big. I thought I had adjusted enough to accomodate my 33 inch chest boyfriend, but it was still too big, and I had to take in the shoulders and all the side seams just a little before it fit. After I finished, it looked great though. I also made the cuff buttons work. I mean, I went to all the effort to make the jacket; might as well make it right! :)

    Yes, the instructions weren’t as good as they could be. I had to refer to several online sources while making this to find out how to do things (like the pockets and cuffs).

    You did a great job :)

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    Feb 15, 2011, 06.47 AMby lauriana

    Wow, first of all: it’s very brave you even tried this project. It’s even better you succeeded, and with functional sleeve vents at that. And you didn’t make things easy for yourself either. Personally, I want wool fabrics for tailored jackets. Polyesther is supposed to give a similar look, but just can’t be shaped the same way.

    It’s great work and you deserve a load of compliments for it.

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      Feb 15, 2011, 11.14 PMby r08813

      Thank you for such lovely comments, I spent about three weeks on the jacket and I used the polyester for three reasons, firstly, because I didn’t know if I would be able to create the Jacket, Secondly, because I thought that it would be a sort of muslin, and thirdly, because the fabric was very, very, cheap and I liked the colour. I always prefer natural fibres and would have loved to use 100% wool – Maybe Next time!!!

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