silk cocktail coat

Added Apr 23, 2012

by orchiddream

West Chicago, Il...

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Description

Novelty silk cocktail coat. Unusual pattern based on a coat/cape Lana Turner wore in the film “Imitation of Life”. 8 yards of fabric in two layers gathered onto a stole-like shape with gathered elbow length sleeves. Fabric was deconstructed to make selvedge-edge, vertical, “fern frond” ruffles that are hand applied on the second layer. Coat comes to the knee, and would be lovely over a short or long dress. Such fun to make! Custom designed to preference dress available. Swatches available by mail.

Material Notes

I’ve never seen a fabric like this. A layer of silk chiffon and a layer of silk organza with long rice paper fibers sandwiched in between. Challenging to work with, fabric is both stiff and shifty.

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Coat/Capes
Style
Beach, Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Chiffon, Organza, Other

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    Apr 27, 2012, 11.32 PMby schnui

    Yes, this is a WOW coat and the fabric is amazing. Love it!!

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      Apr 28, 2012, 04.36 PMby orchiddream

      Thanks schuni! It was fun to make!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 08.30 PMby MientjiB

    Wow! Truly glamorous :-)

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      Apr 28, 2012, 04.36 PMby orchiddream

      The world needs more glamour. Thanks!

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