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Winter, you give me the blues

Added Feb 14, 2012

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia

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Description

Vogue 8146 (supposedly “Very Easy”, but I beg to differ!!!)

I love this jacket, I love this colour, I love everything except the fabric :(
I had read that wool felt when washed was like boiled wool (which I really like), but this is so stiff, that the back pleats stick out like two dorsal fins!! Any suggestions as to how I can soften the fabric will be much appreciated.

Material Notes

Shell- Italian wool felt (35% wool, 65% rayon)
Lining- Chinese pure silk chiffon
Frog closures (instead of buttons)

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Coating, Corduroy, Silk, Suiting, Velvet, Wool

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    Feb 14, 2012, 05.23 PMby patti-r

    Jenny, I also love the color and style of the jacket!!! I have only used 100% wool when felting not had the issue. Maybe take it to dry cleaners and they can block it on a body steamer?? Not sure.. Maybe call the dry cleaner and ask before taking it to them.

    Sending you Big Hugs, Patti

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      Feb 14, 2012, 08.35 PMby jennyrecorder

      Thanks Patti, someone else suggested the drycleaner too, I have a friend who told me to take it outside and beat it with a stick?!! I avoided 100% as I read it was really only suitable for craft and not garments. Just wish I had made it in something that drapes better.

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