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Canary Song

Added Oct 29, 2013

by Couture Acad...

Perth, Australia






This is my version of McCall’s 5859 in a beeeautiful canary yellow cotton brocade from Britex Fabrics and lined with a navy/tan polka dot silk twill from Tessuti. This jacket came together beautifully, but I did make a few alterations – the most noteworthy being replacing those horrendously puffy sleeves! Holy man! I used my sleeve block instead. Anywho, a joy to both sew and wear – recommend! More deets on el bloggo

Material Notes

Cotton Brocade
Silk Twill




Garment Type
Cotton, Silk

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    Oct 31, 2013, 08.29 PMby barmaglot

    Love your jacket! The colour, leaf-y fabric, the fit – perfect!

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      Nov 2, 2013, 01.41 AMby Couture Academic

      Thank you! Couldn’t pass up that fabric!

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    Oct 30, 2013, 01.27 AMby skeeler

    very inspiring!

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    Oct 29, 2013, 10.09 PMby cris orange

    really really nice fabric and colour, and the lining is so sweeet :-) very accurate work too, “like”

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      Oct 30, 2013, 12.36 AMby Couture Academic

      Thanks! I almost didn’t see the lining as it was slippery and had made its way to the very back of my stash, but glad I did! Stash busting FTW!

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    Oct 29, 2013, 07.13 PMby puffinlove

    That’s lovely! I bet it’s really versatile, too!

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      Oct 30, 2013, 12.36 AMby Couture Academic

      Thanks! Yes, I like versatile pieces that also add a bit of a punch!

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    Oct 29, 2013, 05.46 PMby rita61


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    Oct 29, 2013, 03.39 PMby kisses

    Nice jacket and the finish is super neat

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    Oct 29, 2013, 03.22 PMby Mary Athey

    This is a fabulous jacket and it’s beautiful inside and out, love it x

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    Oct 29, 2013, 01.24 PMby GeorgieT74

    Wow! Very professionally done. Wish I had your skills.

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      Oct 30, 2013, 12.38 AMby Couture Academic

      Awe, thank you. I sew A LOT! I think sewing is very much a practical art – you’ve got to just do it and do it a lot to get good and we’re always getting better! How fun :)

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