Last summer I got a call from a customer who was at the Palazzo Fortuny. She wanted to know how much fabric she should buy for a tailored jacket. So, I told her, and she bought this fabric.
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Here’s a shot of the fabric with my shears laid on, so you can judge the scale.
Generally, Fortuny prints use only one color. This print is different, being blue and silver-a new combination from their studios.
Cutting this fabric presents a small challenge, though. The fabric itself is a cotton twill, which is somewhat lightweight. I’ve decided to interline it with a blue twill of similar weight. My customer doesn’t want a jacket that is too constructed, but not like a shirt either.
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