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the rest of vogue 1137

Added Aug 9, 2013

by minichiba

Hobart, Australia






Here is afore mentioned boxy jacket from Vogue pattern #1137.
I had a lovely brown silky velvet with small blue spots I had been keeping for a special occasion and thought that this would be it! The style is inspired by an episode of the House of Eliot, where one of the sisters was wearing a coat which was beige on the top of the body and the top of the sleeves and navy all below. I used a navy velveteen for the bottom half. The jacket is VERY wide and the cuffs are quite close fitting. This combination of material was perhaps not the best idea as one is quite stiff and the other very floppy. I also lined the jacket in a completely non matching OTT butterfly printed cotton voile (a slippery lining would have been better…but a little more boring:)). The main issue I have with it is that there is no closure and I did not used the suggested hair canvas for the front facing. Still, I am glad I attempted to sew velvet!

Material Notes

velvet and velveteen from The Fabric Store




Garment Type

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    Aug 9, 2013, 04.18 PMby rachp

    How I loved the House of Eliot! This looks like a great velvety make – I’d love to see it with your arms down (or are you wearing so many layers under it you can’t put your arms down?) ;-0

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      Aug 11, 2013, 10.47 PMby minichiba

      Cheers, fellow rach:)! Yes, I’ll take some more photos soon to put up!

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    Aug 9, 2013, 02.55 PMby flowergirl22

    al you can eat buffet here we come,, fab jacket,, love the shimmer, you will be warm in it,,

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      Aug 11, 2013, 10.47 PMby minichiba

      ha ha!!!! Yes, it could be useful for those occasions…

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    Aug 9, 2013, 11.35 AMby ferner

    Hey!! I think this is a great use of color and shimmer. It must look great when you are walking in it. I’d live to have a peek inside at those butterflies. Good work, unknown seamstress from far away!

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      Aug 11, 2013, 10.48 PMby minichiba

      thanks! I’ll get around to a better photo shoot soon

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