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Tapestry and denim jacket

May 10, 2009
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Fitted jacket made with tapestry and denim fabrics.

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  1. User avater FineTexan January 9th

    I am sure the inside is as well made as the outside. The flowers look like they are bluish. So much for those who said the denim did not 'match' the fabric. There is cotton damask or tapestry. Perhaps this is what you see here. I do not see any problem with them together. So immmaculate!

  2. Wow I really love this jacket. Is the trim light weight denim? I have lots of scape demim, I never through out old jeans and this gives me some ideas of how I might use it.

    To all those with critisisms (sp?) If you cannot voice your opions with some tact - then don't.

  3. quiltermachine August 9th

    Fabulous! I love this updated modern look for traditional fabrics.

  4. GeoaDesigns July 8th

    Your jacket is amazing. The pattern, colors and texture of the fabrics are beautiful.

  5. User avater ipodgrannie June 6th

    I like it too but think it probably looks better in person that a picture of it. I have found that to be true in many cases.

  6. deniseo2l May 27th

    It looks very well constructed and like at has a beautiful fit! well done....

  7. Mariesainte May 25th

    It's original, but I just can't get past the combination of these particular fabrics. Maybe if there were some blue in the tapestry? I admired fabulous Indian silks and tapestries while visiting there last year, and their uses of these fabrics seem not to be so stiff. Tapestry can also be soft, which is usually more comfortable. These are design issues, tho, not construction--looks well made and like a challenging learning project for pleated trim, lining, & tailoring.

  8. SabrinaStyle May 5th

    I really like the style of this jacket and it's so well-made. Well done!

  9. DesignsByAlicia February 23rd

    I love it!!!

  10. User avater loyl February 20th

    I think this jacket is very cute and looks well made. I love fun and differnt combos. It is a young jacket to me so maybe thats why some dont like it. As Coco Chanel once said "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." I think you did a great job!!

  11. User avater LeeAnne07 November 22nd

    Looking good! Well done!

  12. IdeaGenerator October 27th

    I love the way the trim accents the opening when the jacket is partially open. Great job!

  13. User avater BirgitdeBoer September 24th

    Simply: WOW!!!!!

  14. Simple_Simon August 24th

    This is really beautiful. I love the fabric it can be worn casual of formal without the dmin trim. I love it!

  15. LottaTroublemaker August 21st

    I just LOVE this! Without the denim trim, it would have been just another cute jacket for me, there are lots of those. And they often get a bit too boring for me. Especially many of those flower pattern fabrics, if you know what I mean... Even if it had been without the trim, I would have admired the work, as it looks as if it is beautifully done. Another person pointed out that you didn't post a photo of the inside, but judging from the outside, I somehow guess that you aren't the type of seamstress who just think that nobody sees the inside anyway, so why bother? ;P To me, your jacket stands out in the crowd. It pleases my eyes and my mind, looking at it is inspiring and makes me interested in exploring and trying out more myself (just starting sewing again after a long break). It's things like that that make fashion fun for *me*, otherwise I can't say I'm one of those really interested in the latest runway trends etc. As much as I love nice clothes, in general, that's all they are to me (keep me warm etc.) - not something I burn for like other things in this world - BUT, creating something, that's a whole other story, and now it's clothes again, FUN! So, thanks for inspiring me today with your jacket which could have been just cute, but is interesting, fun, different etc. Those little pieces of denim makes this jacket sassy! And, it's really a great wardrobe piece, you can dress it up and down, combine it with a pretty skirt and pumps for a more formal occasion or combine it with a pair of jeans and boots etc. etc.

    I'd really love to hear about how you made it, if you used a ready made pattern or if it is self drafted, of maybe you used a pattern as a basis and altered it into your own design? No matter how, thanks a lot for the inspiration! I might not make a jacket any day soon, but you made me really feel like creating, you got my creative juices flowing by using those little denim pieces!!! :)

  16. User avater Sewista July 1st

    Outstanding jacket! Love the denim trim and how it's body holds up the pleats so beautifully.

  17. littlemsdynamite June 30th

    Outstanding! It's nice to see a jacket that is stylish yet wearable to work or just to look good. You would make a great designer for project runway.

  18. stashmonster June 30th

    You have created a beautiful piece. The contrast color creates a dramatic affect. You have a good eye for design. Kudos

  19. LLaMona June 29th

    I love the pleasted neckline/collar. Interesting use of tapestry and denim

  20. photomom June 15th

    Well, I gotta be honest. The work appears to be very well done. However, I don't see a photo of the inside. In my opinion the lining and its finish is just as important as the fashion fabric finish. If one can wear a jacket inside out and have it look just as good, then it is a great job. Personally, I don't like the combination or colors. But, that's OK. I'm not the one wearing it.

  21. User avater DamePixie June 8th

    I was very inspired by Lavender123's use of denim as trim on the brocade.
    Unlike alot of costumers I did NOT keep too much scrap when I moved, but a costumer I worked with on a movie, said keep the denim you cannot buy it by the yard like that, now I know HOW I shall use it, as trim and not as the entire skirt.
    Lavender 123 should be on broadway, modeling AND designing. marvelous quality of work here, I have to take my time, to really get where some of you are.
    my designs are A work my tailoring NEEDS work.

  22. KharminJ June 1st

    That's just beautiful, Carolina!

    While it's true that some unconventional combos work better than others, it all comes down to your definition of "better" and that depends on many variables, including personal taste.

    Please, consider entering this in the Burda new-pattern competition that I just read about on this site. The shape is lovely, and I would *definitely* be interested in knowing more about your process! Bright Blessings!

  23. andsewon May 31st

    Love your jacket!! how did you go about designing that jacket? Did you start out with a basic pattern and redesign it from that?

  24. Stormee May 22nd

    I really love this jacket, I am glad you did not listen to the ones that say that your can't blend those two fabrics. I love blending denim with other fabrics, even fancy fabrics. It is such a versitle fabric. This is a beautiful jacket.

  25. User avater MCarolina May 21st

    I really don't know who said that you can not mix tapestry and denim, do you??

  26. User avater Deana May 20th

    Beautiful! love the pleated trim!!

  27. chezshelle May 20th

    Tapestry and denim? you have got to be kidding.
    You should really meditate on WHY you mix fabrics. This piece needs some more consideration.
    Good try on the construction though, the design factor leaves a lot to be desired.

  28. kare May 19th

    I do love this, the pleated stand-up trim makes it ''POP to the TOP!!!

  29. costurita May 18th

    hola, este saco esta hermosisimo, se ve que la persona que lo confeciono es una experta en este arte, te felicito por tan lindo trabajo

  30. User avater brocadegoddess May 18th

    Oh, this is just gorgeous!

  31. User avater _nikki_ May 14th

    wow! Very cool!

  32. corikittens May 11th

    This is beautiful! Nice work. :)

  33. gypsylady May 10th

    Outstanding! Great job.

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