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Pattern Review: Dana Marie Princess Layer 1054

Threads #194, December 2017/January 2018 Issue

This review was originally featured in Threads #194 (Dec. 2017/Jan. 2018).

Dana Marie: Princess Layer 1054

An unlined jacket that also can be made as a vest, this design has many options for personalizing. It has a stand-up collar, front and back yokes, princess seams, in-seam pockets, full-zip front, one-piece sleeves, and self-bound armholes on the vest. Our tester recommends carefully measuring the pattern to check for fit. She also found discrepancies with the pattern. The neckline edge on the front facing is drafted as a straight line, but it needs to be shaped to match the neckline curve. The collar seamline lengths vary from the neck seamlines, so check and adjust the collar before cutting. The notions call for a 26-inch separating zipper. The center-front length on certain sizes may be shorter, therefore, you will need to shorten the zipper from the top. Our seamstress suggests, when making the vest with thicker fabrics, consider changing the armhole binding to a single-layer binding. Fabric choices include prequilted fabrics, fleece, denim, and medium- to heavyweight knits.

(Sized XS–3XL [6–32] for busts 30–54 in.)

Sewing Tip: Before cutting, walk the pattern seamlines to be sure they match.

—Tested by Gayle Moline, Manson, Iowa

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    good post!

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    good !

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    Super!

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    Cool!

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    Fajne

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    very nice !

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    NICE

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    Nice!

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    swietne!

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    fajne!

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    Nice project!

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    Cool

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    nice

  34. User avater JasmeenSandle November 20th

    This is quite interesting...

  35. User avater Herbines November 16th

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  36. User avater Moerr November 14th

    Ten zestaw jest bardzo fajny

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    Good post !

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    NIce !

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    super sprawa

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    Nice !

  41. CarolFresia October 26th

    We publish our issues in advance, so the issue dates are later than today's date. The information is OK!

  42. user-2540144 October 25th

    Thanks for mentioning pattern discrepancies.

    There's a typo above as this review could not of been published in December 2017 / January 2018 as it is October 2017 today.

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