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1957: My Fifties Fair Outfit (Part 2)

Added Sep 12, 2011

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia






I also finished of my 1940’s Du Barry jacket, that’s been haunting my sewing corner for a few months now. I know it wasn’t technically Fifties, but it suited the outfit well enough and was all I could manage at 11pm the night before the fair.

I had planned on lining the jacket, but instead I just bound the edges in red poly cotton binding. The whole time I was stitching on the binding I was telling myself that I WILL return to this jacket after the fair and line it properly, like a good girl. Sadly, I don’t see that happening.

I love this Du Barry pattern. The shape of it is so simple, yet structured. I particularly love the three darts on each elbow – why don’t we see this on modern garments? It also features a flaired peplum and three quarter sleeves with two pleats on each shoulder for a little extra oomph.

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Material Notes

100% Wool




Garment Type

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    Sep 12, 2011, 10.16 PMby trploceanmoon

    Stunning! And red is one of my favorite colors! Great job! :-)

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    Sep 12, 2011, 03.32 PMby Lucha Suarez

    So beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one just like it!!!! You did a great job!!!!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 01.47 PMby drigus

    really nice! bravo!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 10.49 AMby Priscilla Folley

    Absolutely adorable. Congratulations!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 10.12 AMby pambox

    This is so gorgeous. I’m slightly jealous that you have the right colouring to get away with a rich red jacket, because I know that I couldn’t.

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    Sep 12, 2011, 08.40 AMby keren

    absolutely gorgeous! Great colors and a great fit! What a beautiful pattern.

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    Sep 12, 2011, 07.49 AMby Denim Skirts Etc

    The jacket is gorgeous!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 07.29 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Wonderful combination of colours! So classy!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 06.19 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    you look so wonderful in this little outfit! both parts one and two are very lovely :) i esp like this little jacket! what pattern was it? great outcome!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 06.04 AMby tirrs

    very lovely!!

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    Sep 12, 2011, 05.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    so lovely and well made!

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