Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket
I recently got a chance to re-visit a jacket I’d made some time back for a client (we’d borrowed it in connection with an upcoming article in the magazine), and I thought a few of its details might be of interest…they were fun for me to look at again, and I’d like to share them with you.
The jacket was part of an ensemble. There was a coordinating long, slim dress made from the green silk brocade and it was all created to match the client’s emerald necklace.
The jacket is made from silk charmeuse. It’s not the ideal fabric for a shaped jacket–I’d have preferred silk satin–but it was the best I could do, color-wise, as it had to match the brocade that you see on the collar and cuffs. And with the right underlinings, it works.
The jacket, with…
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