Added Aug 9, 2013
Here is afore mentioned boxy jacket from Vogue pattern #1137.
I had a lovely brown silky velvet with small blue spots I had been keeping for a special occasion and thought that this would be it! The style is inspired by an episode of the House of Eliot, where one of the sisters was wearing a coat which was beige on the top of the body and the top of the sleeves and navy all below. I used a navy velveteen for the bottom half. The jacket is VERY wide and the cuffs are quite close fitting. This combination of material was perhaps not the best idea as one is quite stiff and the other very floppy. I also lined the jacket in a completely non matching OTT butterfly printed cotton voile (a slippery lining would have been better…but a little more boring:)). The main issue I have with it is that there is no closure and I did not used the suggested hair canvas for the front facing. Still, I am glad I attempted to sew velvet!
velvet and velveteen from The Fabric Store
Exotic prints and silhouettes combine for this alluring collection
Fashion & Trends
While Sewing Their Own Halloween Costume (in GIFs!)
Member Project of the Week
Rwest1014's created this gorgeous skirt to wear Halloween after Halloween.
Use code BURDA7500 for a free T-shirt AND the chance to win a PFAFF machine!
Comment To Win
Get your copy of BurdaStyle Modern Sewing: Wardrobe Essentials today!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.