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Silk Way Motif:-)

Added Nov 21, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






Having seen me in this suit, one small girl asked, “Are you from China?”. On the same day my father dropped a remark that I looked as if had just come from Tibet. So I thought if the suit made such an impression, let it be its name:-) Maybe some day I visit one of the mentioned places…(sigh)…:-)

Well, the suit is very cosy, made from soft woolen fabric with some additions. The pattern is from an old Burda issue 9/2004: the skirt – #104B and the jacket – #107. The plain weave of the fabric is perfect for making fringe but I only made it on the cuffs of the jacket because, as for me, the designers had gone too far with this trim. I also wanted to make this jacket because of the raglan sleeves which I did not make many but like their soft rounded shape of the shoulder line.

The gore skirt is of godet silhouette and unites both feminity and comfort.

And the last, but not the less meaningful, item is a stole ( I guess its design caused the association with China:-)) I saw that wide silk jacquard braid in the shop and couldn’t resist from using it for the clothing instead of pillows or something like that:-) So when the seller paid my attemtion to the very low price of it, I bought some extra fabric right for the making the stole.

Material Notes

Wool with addition of p/e and viscose for the suit; viscose for the lining and some jacquard braid.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Ethnic, Romantic
Corduroy, Blends, Flannel, Suiting

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    Nov 23, 2013, 01.30 AMby barmaglot

    You look so elegant! love the suit!

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    Nov 22, 2013, 01.24 PMby kisses

    Love it, very stylish and you wear it well

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    Nov 22, 2013, 12.11 PMby thewallinna

    Чарiвна накидка, i додаэ такий незвичний Asian touch до класичного костюму :) Ваш образ менi страшенно подобаэться! Ви дуже гарно обробили манжети, i взагалi, у вас всi речi так гарно та акуратно пошитi!

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      Nov 22, 2013, 03.12 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Красно дякую, мені дуже приємно:-) Якби не цей палантин, то костюм би був не яскравим, а так цей шовковий блиск рятує від нудьги:-)) Взагалі-то коричневий не для мого літнього типу зовнішності; але я полюбляю таки відтінки через те, що вони не набридають скільки б не носив і не створюють надто яскравих контрастів – як от чорний, наприклад.

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      Nov 24, 2013, 08.32 PMby thewallinna

      Костюм нейтральних кольорiв треба мати, або спiдничка, або пiджак обов’язово стануть в пригодi! Але ви можете носити кольоровi колготи або ж кофточку, або додавати рiзнi прикраси разом з костюмом! В цьому костюмi я мене бачу необмеженнi можливостi :)

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      Nov 25, 2013, 05.25 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Все так і є:-)

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    Nov 21, 2013, 07.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow – what can I say – you are very stylish my Lady! It’s perfect with the stole – and it’s the top of the eye :-) You have done a great job – and the shoulders looks very nice! You can dress it up – and down as you like :)

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      Nov 21, 2013, 08.04 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much:-) Yes, without the stole it would look a little boring and doesn’t make such an effect:-)

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    Nov 21, 2013, 06.30 PMby liliv-1

    Oh, it looks very couture!!

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