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    Just finished construction on this new sweatshirt jacket. Been dealing with insomnia, so worked on it until 3am the last two nights! Blessing and a curse I guess!! LOL.
    Anyway, it is an interesting and time consuming pattern. Would estimate I have at least 10-12 hrs. in it to date. Like piecing a quilt, except when you have your top pieced, you lay the disassembled sweatshirt front, back and sleeves on your "quilt top" and cut it all apart!! Really illustrates the saying about quilting is all about cutting up fabric just to sew it back together!! In this case you do it twice!!
    I wanted a little longer jacket, so put the wide band on the bottom and the turn back sleeves. Just pinned on some buttons I had which picked up the light cream in the flowers, but DH thinks it needs more bling. Will look at it for a while and then I will know what it needs. May do a little accent beading on some of the flowered areas.

    Big pink patch has a couple cream flowers too, but the breeze caught it and turned it a little.
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    Inside shows the original sweatshirt. I encased all the seams and added a pocket from the leftover piecework.
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    Big brown patch looked naked, so I appliques the flowers on it. May add some beads to the flower patches for a little bling.
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    Beautiful! Nice work :thumbup:

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    Thanks bj. You are quick. I was still labeling the photos and your comment popped up!

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    That is so cute. What a great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Very pretty jacket. I get that insomnia problem sometimes, too. The next day is crazy and mixed up.

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    Very nice!

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    very nice,great job

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    Beautiful. Love the colors you chose.

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    Really a nice job. Especially like the inside finish work. I'm a stickler for details.

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    Me too, Blue Bonnet: I want the inside to look as nice as possible. Thought that dotty fab matched the green nicely, and didn't want to see the serged seams all rough looking. Had extra pieced scrap to make the pocket, so added that as an afterthought. I seldom buy or make anything w/o pockets. A hang up of mine!! (One of many, my DH would probably say!)

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    We must be related...I don't want anything without a pocket, or two.

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    You did a great job! I like the idea of encasing the seams, gives it a nice finished look! :thumbup: :D

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    Very pretty. I have had a sweatshirt all ready to do this for a long time, just never seem to get to it.

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    Love it! The colors are perfect. :)

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    how do you encase seams?

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    Spudgm: Me too!!! This sat on my shelf for a long time, and I had two possible sweatshirts to use. The other was a pinky coral, but I'm glad I used the green. Now you get motivated to make one. If you're like me, you seldom make anything to keep or wear for yourself! Consider your backside booted!!! LOL

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    Thats real nice. I like the way it looks.

    And that inside pocket is one that I've added to some of my shopping jackets. I think it is far safer that way. Jail/prison guard son and daughter say that pick pocketing is getting worse nowadays, with all the job losses and Christmas coming up.

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    Very Cool! I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aunt ria
    how do you encase seams?
    Aunt Ria: I cut straight-grain long strips for the shoulders and side seams, and bias cut strips for the armholes. I press them so the edges match, then lay the strip under the stitched seam. They were 3" to start, 1 1/2" after pressing. Stitch the binding along the prior stitching line. Then fold over the edge (which is the pressed fold) pin in place and stitch. I used an applique stitch which makes a nice finish. The ends of the binding are left raw, as they get enclosed in the next steps. Hope this makes sense, if not, PM me and I'll try to send you some pics of the steps. Good luck. Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinggirl
    Love it! The colors are perfect. :)
    I would never think of using brown and black together, but the black print is what is in the background of the floral prints. Then I pulled out the plain brown and pink from my stash, and they matched the colors in the flowers. Also the dotty green for the inside. Nice to find things that go together already on hand. Stash reduction!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Thats real nice. I like the way it looks.

    And that inside pocket is one that I've added to some of my shopping jackets. I think it is far safer that way. Jail/prison guard son and daughter say that pick pocketing is getting worse nowadays, with all the job losses and Christmas coming up.
    Many years ago, I was the victim of a purse snatching at Christmas time. Had my two small children with me in a local store's parking lot. I have the habit of dropping my car keys in my pocket. After my purse was gone, that made it possible to drive home. This was way before cell phones. And perhaps prevented my car being stolen also?!

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    I love this. I want to do one so bad but I am a chicken.

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    Nice job! I really like the colors too.

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    adorable :D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgthom
    Spudgm: Me too!!! This sat on my shelf for a long time, and I had two possible sweatshirts to use. The other was a pinky coral, but I'm glad I used the green. Now you get motivated to make one. If you're like me, you seldom make anything to keep or wear for yourself! Consider your backside booted!!! LOL
    You may have to boot it again LOL I have not made anything for myself in so long I don't remember when... :) I really like the way yours turned out, is it really warm?

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