This open-front coat of red and pale gold damask features a fitted bodice lined in a contrasting black and gold brocade, with bias strips of the brocade binding the armholes. The lower half of the coat is a full sweep of damask, reminiscent of a pirate’s coat.
Pattern placement was carefully considered to best emphasize the damask's design - note the central medallion on the upper back.
I love wearing this with snug jeans or leggings and tall boots. It makes me feel bold, dashing, and sexy.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design
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Fancy Fabric Contest
Upload a photo of a special occasion garment you’ve made from one
of the following fabrics by 11:59pm ET, January 4th, 2010.
Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé.
Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment.
We’ll choose the top 5 finalists based on the mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used.