Added Mar 2, 2012
My entry for the Vintage Modern Design Challenge was based on Option #3, the Free Vintage e-Pattern – Cropped Jacket.
The cocoon shaped jacket was inspired by 1920’s Italian designer Maria Gallenga. The jacket is made from 100% wool and features an asymmetrical front snap closure with black Ultrasuede piping and machine embroidery that accents the neckline, ¾ length sleeves and center back.
The inspired design and easy fit, is as fresh and exciting today as when it was first created. It can be can worn as an evening jacket over a long slinky gown, casual jacket with dress pants or blue jeans.
Modifications to the original e-pattern were based on the width of the fabric (58"), which eliminated the need for a back seam.
The original slope of the e-pattern shoulder was not changed, but the jacket was lengthened. From the jacket hem, I drew an open semi-circle to the sleeve to create the cocoon shape.
The key to keeping the jacket easy fitting and comfortable is to make sure the semi-circle of the cocoon allows for a sleeve hem opening of at least 10" on each of the front and back of the sleeve.
I love the details in vintage fashions such as passamenterie, embroidery, piping and couture sewing techniques. The Vintage Modern Design Challenge was a perfect opportunity to explore creative options with some of my favorite techniques.
My Assistant Designer is “Buddy”.
Wool Fabric – Mood Fabrics New York City
Flowers I Embroidery Collection – EmbGallery
Jacket Lining – 100% Polyester
Jacket Underlining – 100% Silk Organza
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