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Ivory/Gold Silk Coat

Vintage Fabric Used
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Lined with self-fabric, reversed.
Ruffler on vintage sewing maching worked great!
Pieced sleeve allowed fabric pattern to be used to its fullest.
Vintage Fabric Used

Vintage Fabric Used

This kimono style coat was made at the request of my daughter.  It was actually the practice coat to see if she liked the pattern.  I decided to use a vintage fabric inherited from a cousin.  As I got into the project I realized that this had the potential to be a special, one-of-a-kind project.  It is lined with the same fabric reversed and can be worn with either the ivory or gold side out.  I would like to find a better alternative to the cheap, self-fabric buttons.  I like the way they look, but the feel is cheap and I'm not convinced they'll hold up well.  Any suggestions?

The outer layer was completely interfaced with Pro Weft Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing from Pam Erny.  I can't say enough for this interfacing!  It gave the fabric body and structure without stiffness.  And it adds a layer of warmth. 

Pattern or design used: Vogue 8607 (out of print)

Comments (3)

SEWPAHRUMP SEWPAHRUMP writes: Beautiful jacket. Have you considered using frogs for the closure? Create your own using the fabric or purchase ready made. I particularly like the contrasts of the beautiful brocade fabric and the ruffles.

Posted: 7:43 pm on January 29th

Sewista Sewista writes: Exquisite coat! I think a button with some bling would be great, as in gold background and rhinestones. I have purchased great buttons like this on garments from the local thrift shop, louse clothes with great buttons for a cheap price. Quality bling buttons are expensive but they seem to abound at the resale store.
Posted: 9:10 am on December 30th

BretonDreamer BretonDreamer writes: It is beautiful!
Posted: 7:39 pm on December 18th

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