Sparkling Silver Jacket

Added Mar 1, 2014

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...

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Description

The moment I flipped to the pattern for the Illusion Jacket in the first US edition of Burda Style and I was struck smitten. My heart was a flutter for the crazy fun sleeves. Added bonus of the jacket pattern was that going to be able to use my favorite fabric, ponte knit, in the garment.
The jacket length and lines reminded me of mid-century dress coats. And when I found the heavy weight laminated wool in metallic silver visions of 1960’s Paco Rabanne danced in my head.
Because glitter sealed wool is never enough, I lined my jacket in a vivid raspberry and when I wear the garment open the luscious color pops out and makes smile.
Construction Details: Sliver snaps are the closure. For the ponte knit under-sleeve I altered the pattern by cutting the cuff on a crosswise fold. In construction this encased the seam allowances creating a clean knit sleeve whose weight rivaled the outer laminated wool. I chose to line upper-sleeve in black satin, this created contrast, made a clean finish and also controlled the bulk at the sleeve join.

If you are so inclined to VOTE for my signature style over at Project Sewn…I’m #54! http://www.projectsewn.com/2014/02/week-4-signature-style.html

Material Notes

Laminated & Waxed Wool, Ponte Knit, Lining, Satin

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Mod, Punk, Other
Material
Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Jun 1, 2014, 03.48 PMby SassyT

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    Mar 1, 2014, 08.47 PMby SassyT

    Speechless. Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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    Mar 1, 2014, 04.08 PMby stellula

    Lovely jacket, I particularly love the fabric!!

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    Mar 1, 2014, 11.25 AMby Eva Iwakki

    Beautiful jacket, great fabric :)

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      Mar 1, 2014, 01.56 PMby melodym

      Thank you Eva.

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    Mar 1, 2014, 08.14 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very original and fabulous jacket! You look like a star! :)

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      Mar 1, 2014, 01.56 PMby melodym

      Oh Ellen, thank you, I did put on my sparkle!

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    Mar 1, 2014, 07.44 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous melodym, i love everything about this. The jacket is stunning on you and you made a great choice with your fabrics. The pop of colour in the lining is a lovely touch. Good luck. I’m away to vote for you xx

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      Mar 1, 2014, 01.57 PMby melodym

      Thanks Mary, I always love a pop of vivid color.

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    Mar 1, 2014, 07.29 AMby schnui

    This is an amazing jacket and the fabric is so contemporary and sophisticated.

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      Mar 1, 2014, 01.58 PMby melodym

      Thank you kindly, schnui.

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    Mar 1, 2014, 06.08 AMby Mokara

    What a wonderful jacket. I will vote for you :)

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      Mar 1, 2014, 06.38 AMby melodym

      Thank you Mokara!

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