Maleficent: The Jacket

Added Sep 4, 2012

by mollykatherine

Sydney, Australia

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Description

I know I say this every time, but this is the best thing I have ever made! It blows everything else out of the water. The making of this jacket even brought on a small revelation (for a later post). I’m not going to lie, it took a really long time to make, like a month and a half. Not because that’s how long you would actually need to make it, but because I made a toile, I made adjustments, I altered the pattern for future reference and most importantly I didn’t rush it! I took my time, I blind stitched the hem by hand, along with the lining, and I enjoyed it.

I used an early 1940’s Vintage Vogue pattern (I’ll post the number when I find it). It depicted the jacket as more of a cotton or viscose dress jacket to be worn over a slip, however I interpreted it as a modern/vintage suit jacket.

I made it out of a nice mid weight crepe with great drape, and fully lined it in beautiful liquid Mercury grey silk. It has a nice nipped waist where it closes with an internal button and loop. But instead of yammering on about the details, here are some close ups -

As to Why I am green in the first few pictures, Well you can read about that here – Molly-Made

Material Notes

Black Crepe
Grey Silk lining

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer

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    Sep 18, 2012, 12.07 PMby yeshlekhaesh

    wow- amazing!

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    Sep 7, 2012, 11.56 AMby pambox

    Gorgeous, Molly! Great to see something new from you.

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    Sep 5, 2012, 06.07 PMby tirrs

    lovely!

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    Sep 4, 2012, 11.40 AMby tungufoss

    Molly the Maleficent! It has a nice ring to it. Beautiful workmanship.

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    Sep 4, 2012, 07.12 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous darling!!! the photos are first class as well x

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