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Offline Sewbussted

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Paco Peralta Patterns
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:41:43 PM »
I used one of Paco Peralta's patterns for the first time and loved it. The jacket was really easy to sew and I am very happy with the results. Highly recommend the pattern. You can see my blog post here, http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2012/04/pacos-jacket.html

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 09:21:37 PM »
Nice jacket Rhonda.  I made that pattern last January out of a harris tweed.  But, for whatever, reason, I don't wear it much - I tend to forget about it.  Hope you enjoy yours.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 10:07:40 PM »
Thanks Marciae. I'm always cold, even in the summer, so I'm sure I'll enjoy having the jacket.

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 11:07:46 PM »
That jacket is gorgeous, Rhonda!
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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 11:12:48 PM »
Very lovely.

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 11:32:00 PM »
Lovely, Rhonda! That's so pretty in white. Classic & pure - like the design.

I made up a different one of Paco's coat patterns and liked it very much. Also made his drape-front top. They are really nice patterns and I plan to use them several times.

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 12:10:10 AM »
Robyn - did you post a pic or 'about' the cowl top?  I remember you had it but I don't remember seeing/reading anything else??  I loved your jacket pattern also.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 12:14:08 AM »
Really beautiful, Rhonda!  So elegant in white.

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 12:20:39 AM »
Marciae, I didn't post about the cowl top because it was a wearable muslin, and I was going to post when I made it in the "real" fabric. But now I'm taking a short break from knits so maybe I should take the muslin's picture. The pattern was very easy and I like the cap sleeves on it very much. The cowl top can also be made in a woven, with the cowl cut on the bias.

Rhonda, I apologize for hijacking your thread. I'll post elsewhere about the top.

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 01:21:52 AM »
Wow!  Your jacket is beautiful, Rhonda.  I have the pattern, as yet unsewn  ;), and your version considerably expands my vision of what fabrics I might use.

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 01:27:30 AM »
Robyn, No take over what so ever. Before I posted the jacket I tried to find a post about Paco's patterns so that I wouldn't open a new discussion, but I couldn't find one. Post a picture of your top here. I say the more the merrier!!
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. Great to hear from you Miss Martha! Hope all is well.

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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 01:30:17 AM »
Robyn, I'd love to see your top.  That was the other pattern I bought.  Now if I could just find my lost mojo.  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 01:48:59 AM »
So pretty, Rhonda.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 12:05:19 AM »
Rhonda,
Perfection!
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 03:03:44 PM »
Since Rhonda graciously opened this thread up to other Paco Peralta patterns, here is my drape-front top. I'm giving you a lovely bathroom mirror shot so you can see it actually being worn. I wavered about grading up to an XL (pattern is only S-M-L), but thought I'd chance the L since I was using a knit. Turned out just fine!

I like it, and it passes the wear test, too. This is an easy sew even for someone like me without a lot of knit experience. My only alteration was adding a little bit at the side seams for the hips. I like the length, and think those little cap sleeves are genius for making this top flattering.

When I make it up in my extra-special hoarded fabric, I want to add 3/4 sleeves.

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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 03:27:06 PM »
Very pretty, Robyn!  I would not have thought of using a knit for that pattern as I have other cowl neck patterns for knits but it turned out beautifully.

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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 04:01:42 PM »
Love the top Robyn.  I commented on your blog also.  So far, I've only ordered, and made, the one jacket pattern.  While I like the looks of the top, I want to trace the pattern in Image that Robin made.
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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2012, 09:56:37 PM »
Rhonda, love your jacket.

Vtmartha I hope you find your mojo soon.

Robyn you muslin has turned our really well.
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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2012, 11:58:33 PM »
Martha, the part of the front that drapes has two grainlines on it. One on the straight grain for knits, one on the bias for wovens.

Thanks for your nice comments, Martha, marciae, and Pauline. It's a very nice pattern, and I am lucky that I scored it as a freebie when I ordered the T-coat. That one was a winner, too!

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 09:33:21 PM »
I finally made up Paco's Draped Top pattern. I made it in a woven fabric. I LOVE IT!!!! The pattern is so simple to make and the results were wonderful. Paco did a post on the top today. His finishing is exquisite. You can see his post here, http://pacoperaltarovira.blogspot.com/2012/05/draped-top-organza-underlining-tutorial.html
It's a great tutorial on using finer finishes for the top.

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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 11:11:22 PM »
Beautiful! So nice the way it matches the lining. Lovely ensemble.

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Re: Paco Peralta's Unique Jacket Pattern
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 11:49:45 PM »
Robyn and Sewbusted,
Sometimes a classic draped top says it all. It looks wonderful as a top with pants and under a jacket.
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 01:44:29 AM »
I ADORE this jacket. I am going to buy the pattern, but I have to say that yours turned out really well. If I make it I think I will look for a fabric like you used! Beautifully done...
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2012, 05:54:24 AM »
What a beautiful pairing, Rhonda!

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 10:52:14 AM »
Exquisite, Rhonda!

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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2012, 04:34:41 AM »
Bravo ladies!  What beautiful jackets and tops you've made.  I love the coordinating blouse with jacket lining, and I must consider making the draped top in a knit.  I've also had the pleasure of making the Paco Peralta draped top, but so far I've only made it in a woven.  It's a wonderfully crafted pattern, and I was excited to include it in my SWAP this year.


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« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2012, 04:37:35 AM »
That looks great on you, ahearta!

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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2012, 04:55:09 AM »
I bought that Draped Top pattern as well and am eager to make it. I think it offers a lot of possibilities and am eager to try it when my current project is finished.

Rhonda, your jacket and top ensemble is gorgeous.

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Re: Paco Peralta Patterns
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2012, 12:49:34 PM »
Ahearta, your top is great and as Shams said, it looks great on you. Welcome to Artisan's Square!

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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2012, 02:01:25 PM »
What inspiring jackets and tops!  I will have to look into his patterns.
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« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2012, 02:17:09 PM »
It's a lovely top, Ahearta, and so nice to see it on someone slim! Very cute look with the jeans.

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« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2012, 10:31:26 PM »
This thread has been quiet for a while, but I wanted to add my two cents. I just finished Paco's Drape Front Top and it is beautiful! What a well-drafted, flattering pattern it is! Here's a picture:

I made a couple of muslins to perfect the fit. My first muslin was in a size large, since my measurements had me at the smaller end of the large measurements. It was too big, so my sister will be the lucky recipient of a top. The second muslin (a straight from the pattern size medium) fit well. I just did an FBA and it was good to go.

Here's the blog post I did about it.

I can't say enough good things about Paco's patterns. They are really stylish and beautifully drafted!
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Re: Paco Peralta Patterns
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2012, 01:21:02 AM »
That is beautiful, Ann. Paco has some beautiful patterns, but he doesn't draft anywhere near my size, unfortunately.

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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2012, 07:50:13 AM »
I have searched all over. Where do you buy this pattern?

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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2012, 08:04:44 AM »
That top is beautiful, Ann. You did an impeccable job with it. It's good to know about the sizing. How much fabric did it take?

Jen, Paco Peralta sells his patterns on Etsy.

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