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In the wardrobe / Re: Coat pattern and fabric help please
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on Yesterday at 23:36:50 »
This is the one I've had my eye on. I should think it would work with checks. The picture doesn't show it in a good light, but I really like the line drawing.

http://www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/Vogue-8933.html
I think you may have cracked it! I could reshape the front edges and add buttons - and again I'm wondering if I have that pattern.
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Fun with Fabric / Re: Scuba?
« Last post by BrendaP on Yesterday at 22:59:53 »
I think that with nearly all fashion fabrics you have to accept that once it's gone, it's gone!
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I'm not, but wish you luck in finding 'your people'  :D
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In the wardrobe / Re: Coat pattern and fabric help please
« Last post by Tamnymore on Yesterday at 22:40:56 »
Yes that's nice and, as you say, should be easier to match up.the checks.
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In the wardrobe / Re: Coat pattern and fabric help please
« Last post by Greybird on Yesterday at 22:34:35 »
This is the one I've had my eye on. I should think it would work with checks. The picture doesn't show it in a good light, but I really like the line drawing.

http://www.sewdirect.com/acatalog/Vogue-8933.html
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The Cafe / Re: Struggling to throw things away
« Last post by Francesca on Yesterday at 22:23:41 »
Well I just went through a cupboard of old crafty items and filled up two big bin bags. One of unfinished knitting projects (some with quite expensive wool!) and one of jersey fabric scraps. I've put them up on freecycle, craft stuff usually goes quite quickly. I feel so good about it even though it's a shame to see some projects go. Some have been on the needles for 5 years or more and I just feel guilt when I look at them so I'm glad to see the back of them. I'm hoping someone might take the time to unravel them and use the wool for something else. It really does feel like a weight off my chest though.

I have kept some bits. Namely a pair of PJs I started last year, a denim skirt me and my friend started, and a pair of wristwarmers only about 6 rows from completion.
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In the wardrobe / Re: Coat pattern and fabric help please
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on Yesterday at 22:17:09 »
That was one of the patterns I saw too, Lizzy, but then rejected as it's probably too fitted and I'd have to lengthen it.  In the meantime I may have just ordered some of this one - https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/81-poso-f17-019_tartan-jacket-fabric-grey.html  and the other samples.  I must check and see if I already have a pattern.  Then I'll have to get some lining, I wonder how pink that grey/pink is...
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I would like it please Roger, I've got a 201k and could use it on that.  Just pm me with your details etc.
Thank you 👍
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In the wardrobe / Re: Coat pattern and fabric help please
« Last post by Lizzy777 on Yesterday at 21:57:52 »
Exactly my thoughts UttaRetch, thank you -  I was still wondering about the princess seams though.

I'm struggling with this whole idea, as I now realise it's that material that I really, really want!!  I'll keep looking to see if I can find anything that's (almost) the same.

When I saw the Joe Brown coat on your link it reminded me of a jacket pattern I bought in June this year. It's worth looking at this pattern too.
The collar would need to be made a bit larger and obviously its a jacket so
would need to be made into a longer version for a coat. It's also unlined but
it does appear to be very similar and has the princess line too!

https://kwiksew.mccall.com/k4191

https://jaycotts.co.uk/products/k4191-misses-shawl-collar-diagonal-closure-jackets#.We5VujOZPEY


Also, bear in mind the Joe Brown coat is 93% polyester and 7% wool so even though it looks like a wool tartan it isn't as heavy that. I would imagine Joe Brown designs their own fabric so difficult to source exactly the same but hopefully there is some look alike fabric with a similar composition.

I like the coat and fabric too. Will google some more.
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In the wardrobe / Re: Coat pattern and fabric help please
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on Yesterday at 21:56:43 »
Whilst totally different colours, I quite like these two: -

https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/81-poso-f17-019_tartan-jacket-fabric-grey.html

https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/81-poso-f17-017_bird-of-paradise-jacket-fabric-pink.html

although I think the second may be a bit too bright!

Or even this one, depending how much sparkle is in it -

https://www.myfabrics.co.uk/81-poso-f17-018_lurex-checks-jacket-fabric-turquoise.html
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