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.
You can see the dart in the facing, as well as the edge where the lining joins the facing.
I used a mouse tail cord (thinner than rattail cord) as the fill for the piping. The fabric itself is the reverse side of the lining fabric.
On the right side (the side where the buttonholes are), I installed a hidden pocket.
Here are two detail shots of this hidden pocket.
An antique button from the early 1900s, the period when Fortuny was active, finishes the jacket.
Jean was delighted with the jacket, and I made a pair of jeans from the extra fabric she purchased for me!
If you got your hands on Fortuny fabric, what would you make?