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Thread: The Rag Jacket is Finished!

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    Wink The Rag Jacket is Finished!

    I actually finished the rag jacket that I was asking about in this thread:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/general...n-t263248.html

    I used the freezer paper method to trace the pattern from the flimsy paper. It worked pretty well. I made some obvious mistakes that made it take much longer than it needed to. I was able to figure out most of the directions until it came to the addition of the collar and cuffs. I had no idea what the directions meant so I just sewed them on. In the end, it is waaaaaay too big for me to wear outside of the house, and I don't know how to adjust the size. I figure I can wear it in the winter at home when I am chilly. It's like I'm wearing a rag quilt.

    It took seven plus yards of batik fabric so it wasn't cheap to make, but it was fun. I'm not sure that I'll try another one. It's too expensive not to be able to make it fit me.

    I asked my coworker to try it on, and it was too small for her and too big for me. I suppose I could ask her to lose weight or put some on myself.
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    WOW, that is quite a stunning rag jacket!!
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    You did a great job on the jacket. I have never seen one like this. It does look like you had to do a lot of work. I think it is very pretty.

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    I bet that is a fun jacket to wear and you meet lots of new "friends".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarLeClair View Post
    I bet that is a fun jacket to wear and you meet lots of new "friends".
    That's funny you should say that. The creator of the pattern, Ami Simms, said that if you get lots of "quilter's handshakes" (petting the fabric) I should let them know how to get the pattern for themselves.

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    wow, what a wonderful looking jacket.
    Now you need someplace to really show it off, maybe a quilt show.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    What a fun jacket; it is so pretty.
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    Check out "Stitch to Fit" video. She's on PBS. Shows how to adjust/alter to fit. Love the jacket BTW!

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    The jacket is beautiful and you did a great job.

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    over the top!
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    Great jackets and lovely models too! Love the colors.
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    What an awesome jacket. It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the name of the designer as I have been looking for a pattern similar to that one. Did the pattern sizes run larger than regular pattern sizes? Like would a large really be a large or was it more like an extra large?
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I looked up Ami Simms' jacket pattern on line and looking at the photos, it appears that she may have more than one style of jacket patterns. Is the name of the pattern you use her Rag Fur Jacket?
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Wow! Looks like a lot of work, great colours....hope you work out how to tweak the fit.

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    I also have that pattern and after seeing yours, I just might get up the courage to try it. Looks like you did a great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
    What an awesome jacket. It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the name of the designer as I have been looking for a pattern similar to that one. Did the pattern sizes run larger than regular pattern sizes? Like would a large really be a large or was it more like an extra large?
    It has been so long since I have bought any clothes, and my weight varies with whatever diet I'm on at the moment. I don't even know what my own size is. I guessed which size to make by measuring my hips. I'm sure it didn't help that from the time I started the jacket to when it was finished, I had lost ten pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
    I looked up Ami Simms' jacket pattern on line and looking at the photos, it appears that she may have more than one style of jacket patterns. Is the name of the pattern you use her Rag Fur Jacket?
    Yes, that's the one. It was really fun to make!

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    That's really impressive. Love the colors; it looks great.
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    WOW! Love your jacket. It is stunning.
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    Very pretty! Wear it anyway!!
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    Very pretty, turned out great.
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    I see nothing wrong with the fit on either of you. The only thing I would change is to either run a very narrow clear elastic through the already stitched channels on the sleeve cuffs or turn it under and leave that way or run a piece of elastic through to draw them in. None of us ever see ourselves as others do. You look fine in this beautiful creation.

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    Love it!! You look beautiful in it.

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    That's art you've created! Nice work!!!
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    I don't know which of you is the brunette, but if you added elastic to the cuffs, it would be a nice sweater jacket on her....
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