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A flowery bossom

Added Jan 24, 2012

by François Hof...

Amsterdam, Nethe...






I have created this jacket for a lady with not so much bossom, what she doesn’t like so much.
So you can make a choice out of making the darts diagonal, and rimpling the tissue under the breast, that gives an optical illusion of bigger breasts (often done in the 50’s), you can make a choice of broad shoulders and shoulder pads, yes and then a third one, take the attention away from the breast. And that is what I have done.
I got my inspiration for the manchets and the collar from a bouquet of flowers and making the choice for not making a closure, I even got less attention to the breast.
The basic pattern of this jacket is a standard blouse, with the darts worked away into the side seams. Not too much, because when you give it a little over width under the armpits, it gives more space for to move when you are driving a car.
There is interlining along the sides of the fronts, for the rest is the jacket completely lined.
The back lining has an over width of 5 cm and the length of the lining for the arms is about 2,5 cm longer than normal, and that let it pops out a little bit and that gives it a look of a flower.
The collar is made out of 6 circles, straight in the neck and about 2 cm over the shoulder seam and ruffle it between that point and about two centimeters before the end of the revers.

Material Notes

outer material is wool with silk, lining is silk, interlining is linen, collar is silk, silk with wool and silk with linen.

Please keep in mind that the lady whom is showing the jacket is not the lady for whom it was intended. The jacket has been made with the measurements of the lady herself.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Blends, Silk


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