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« on: January 15, 2021, 17:56:39 PM »
The Style Arc Casey coat, I have had to pattern and fabric for a couple of months but now Spring is approaching  ;) i think it is time to start. I have got as far as taking a photo and cannot decide which zip to go with, yellow or grey?
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Lemon Syllabub

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 18:25:56 PM »
Love the fabric. It's really cute.
Yellow or grey? Mmm not sure. Looking forward to seeing which one you choose.

Acorn

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 18:26:51 PM »
I would go with grey, but the yellow is very striking.
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nototie

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 02:13:42 AM »
That fabric is really nice. I think the gray zipper matches a bit better.

BrendaP

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 10:33:54 AM »
Yes the grey zip.  I'm not a big fan of contrasting zips.
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SingingSinger

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2021, 10:37:04 AM »
I'd go with the yellow zip as it's such a fun fabric  :D
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Greybird

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2021, 10:41:25 AM »
Grey. The yellow is nice but the grey is more wearable.

Lowena

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2021, 10:56:25 AM »
Yellow, such fun
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Bodgeitandscarper

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 11:07:30 AM »
Another vote for yellow.  Is there scope for any other yellow "accents"?  Binding? Pocket edges? 

Edit:  Just looked at the pattern - yellow top stitching?  That would look great with the yellow zip.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2021, 11:09:06 AM by Bodgeitandscarper »

b15erk

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 11:44:57 AM »
Personally, I like the grey, but then go with yellow accents as Bodge says.

Lovely fabric...

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Ohsewsimple

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2021, 12:15:32 PM »
I quite like the yellow.  As the fabric is a fun one I think it works well. 

Gernella

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 13:31:08 PM »
That fabric, crying out for yellow.  I don't normally like yellow but a  zip in yellow would win every time for me.
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sewmuchmore

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2021, 15:59:17 PM »
Well spent a couple of hours today cutting out pattern and fabric, my brain hurts from getting the pattern match, reminder to self, stick to plain fabric.
Another Style Arc pattern that has errors, tells you to cut 2 collars but you only need one, pattern pieces that go together but notches either do not match or are absent on one piece. I might be wrong but the more i look at the facings the more convinced i am they are the wrong way.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

mudcat

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2021, 22:06:07 PM »
I'm sorry you're having errors in SA @sewmuchmore ... I've yet to have a drafting error in mine.  I don't generally follow their instructions though ... just take a look at the drawing and do my own preferred methods.  I did have one top that had a missing notch for the sleeve (the part that should match at the shoulder seam) but otherwise they've all been fine. I wonder if it's an issue with their grading of different sizes.

sewmuchmore

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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2021, 09:45:50 AM »
@mudcat i generally don't follow instructions but i do read through them before i start, as i mentioned else were the issues i have with SA are not major and as an experienced sewer they are not a problem but for the inexperienced they could be confusing. Plus even though i don't need the notches etc i expect them to be right, after all i am paying good money for the patterns. It does make me wonder if SA has pattern testers?
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet