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Silk Matalesse and Leather Jacket

Added Nov 13, 2013

by Ariana Bauer

St. Louis, Misso...






I took the Susan Khalje couture workshop in Baltimore and wanted to challenge myself to make something I had not tried before – outwear. Inspired by a gift of amazing silk matalesse fabric, I decided I wanted to try a biker jacket style in a fabric that was not traditionally used.

This jacket was made using all couture techniques and took over 50 hours to make. I loved every minute of it!

Material Notes

Silk Matalesse from Switzerland
Leather cowhide
Silk organza underlining
Silk Charmeuse lining




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Military, Rock, Punk
Leather/Fur, Silk

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    Nov 18, 2013, 03.17 PMby Ariana Bauer

    Thanks so much for your wonderful complements, it is so encouraging to do more projects like this one!

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    Nov 16, 2013, 03.09 PMby Mauude

    This is really nice!!

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    Nov 16, 2013, 03.04 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous jacket – and it’s worth the effort :-))

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    Nov 15, 2013, 04.36 PMby liliv-1

    Wow, how perfect!!

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    Nov 15, 2013, 03.12 PMby melodym

    Your jacket is stunning.

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    Nov 15, 2013, 03.32 AMby rita61

    Nice. Congrats on being featured.

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    Nov 14, 2013, 06.45 PMby SassyT

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    Nov 14, 2013, 04.31 PMby Innamc

    Beautiful jacket, very good choice of fabric. Your biker style jacket looks very elegant. I love it,

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    Nov 14, 2013, 03.22 PMby Ariana Bauer

    Thanks everyone!

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    Nov 14, 2013, 08.10 AMby PennyMac


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    Nov 14, 2013, 05.29 AMby cris orange

    Every minute of work was worth, this is a masterpiece!

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    Nov 14, 2013, 01.35 AMby kisses

    Cool jacket..like the hard and soft combo

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    Nov 14, 2013, 01.08 AMby dcollins45

    What a beautiful and unique jacket. I like the mix of the tough style and feminine fabric. You did a great job.

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