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SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge 2013

French Fashionistas

Sep 04, 2013
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My French Fashionistas 3/4 length coat is from modified Burda #7314.It was made a little more narrow, and with a weighted back kick pleat. Tailoring methods used in construction were: pad stitched hymo interfacing,Kenneth King’s sleeve cap insertion technique, and center front hidden placket with flat button closure.Lining is black Bemberg. The fabric was purchased on a trip to France and is most probably intended for upholstery. It is a woven collage of famous French cover girls (but, Madonna is there too) and snippets of articles from a variety of French fashion publications. It was cut in a single layer to allow for absolutely perfect match of the faces and text.I used a fusible interfacing throughout the entire body to keep it stable. It is great fun to wear and always invites a conversation from young and old alike. I spied a man behind me in line at Starbucks actually capturing a photo of it on his smart phone one morning.

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  1. User avater darrylchad May 12th

    nice very funky

  2. user-2875343 October 9th

    It's absolutely gorgeous, where did you find the fabric?

  3. Pood September 5th

    I can see why someone would snap photos, it's absolutely a piece of breathtaking art. Stunning!

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