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The Fortuny Jacket is Finished

Photo: Kenneth D. King

In previous series of posts, I shared with you how I constructed the sleeves and handled the facing of this stunning jacket. The Fortuny jacket is now done and has been delivered to its proud owner, Jean.

  Here's a photo of Jean and me in Manhattan. Jean is modeling the new jacket.

I just wanted to show the finishing details of the jacket.

  First is the lining.

The silk used for the lining is a jacquard-patterned necktie silk.

  I wanted to use a pattern of some sort, but not to compete with the fabric. This lining fabric echoed the silver in the print.

KennethDKing Kenneth King, contributor
Posted on Sep 20th, 2013 in design, fabric, fortuny, fortuny-jacket

Comments (5)

KennethDKing KennethDKing writes: The fabric is block printed by hand in Italy (Venice, actually), on a fine cotton twill. Quite a special fabric.
Posted: 4:39 pm on October 6th

bethatply bethatply writes: is this a brocade fabric for the Fortuny jacket?
I think this a beautiful jacket and would love to own it.
Posted: 9:18 am on October 6th

KennethDKing KennethDKing writes: The link to the blog post where I show this corset is:
Posted: 11:55 am on September 29th

KennethDKing KennethDKing writes: It would indeed! I made a pair of jeans out of some (she was kind enough to get extra so I could!) and with the scraps I did a version of my Edwardian men's corset for evening, which I'll use as a cummerbund.

With the small, odd scraps I made note cards and gift package cards, so as not to waste ANY of the fabric.
Posted: 11:54 am on September 29th

sweetserenity sweetserenity writes: I think this fabric would make a terrific bag.
Posted: 2:02 pm on September 28th

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