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Shabby Chic

Added Jan 17, 2008

by Katrin [Frau...

Nuedlingen, Germany






A short, A-line jacket with boxpleat sleeves in 3/4 length.

Unlined, as this is supposed to be a very lightweight summer jacket.

Completely interlined with a woven (cotton) fusible and worked with french seams throughout, so a lining wasn’t neccessary and the inside looks clean anyways (see detail picture).

The silk is hand-dyed in a very dark antracite and has a bit of a “shabby” look to it.

I embellished the finished jacket with melting powder and gold foil, which are usually used by quilters for surface design. It adds a bit of a paintsplash-chic to it, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results. It’s the “Bob Ross” feature on this jacket ;)

The pattern is self-drafted using the basic sloper from of my japanese sewing magazines.

Material Notes

Tussah silk


Fusible woven interlining (black)

Hook & eye closure




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    Jan 18, 2008, 11.05 AMby mmicare

    This is sooo cute! I’ve been wanting to make a coat with this A shape for ages. The gold touches are great, too.

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    Jan 17, 2008, 05.41 AMby ceregana

    it is very nice. i really like the gold finish.

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    Jan 17, 2008, 05.07 AMby toupinette

    great job ang great pattern! i love it!

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