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SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge 2013

Tuxedo Jacket

Tuxedo Jacket modeled by Linda

Tuxedo Jacket in black and white stretch satin, embellished with pieces of organza, lace, sheer dot mesh, soutash, zipper flower and machine stitching. Very Easy Vogue #V8673 pattern was used and features front and back princess seams, a close fit waist lenght style with various sleeve options. The jacket has a shaped hem, asymmetrical collar and is lined to the edge. This pattern style was perfect to color block the black and white satin. I embellished sections of the pattern using black sheer materials over the white satin sections in the body of the jacket; sheer black dot, black organza and black soutash design. The collar and cuffs are the only unembellished white satin. Additional trims include a zipper flower, a bold flat trim on the front and rhinestone buttons on the cuffs. I added geometric machine stitching on the front left panel to tie the angular shapes of the jacket together. The black-white color block in combination with the satin fabric and fancy trims makes this jacket an easy-to-wear dress-up party style.


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    Knitnut | | #1

    What a beautiful jacket! I love how you embellished it, and the mix of fabrics. My son is getting married in February, and I'd love to have a longer jacket like this. The black soutash design; did you create that free hand, or was it a fabric that was already in that pattern? I am a 40 c/d bust and wondered if you had to modify the pattern for yourself, and if so, how difficult/easy was it to do?

    You have given me inspiration to post on my board in my studio. I am just learning how to step outside the box and mix/match fabrics and trims. Thank you for posting - I love it!

  2. user-925397 | | #2

    Thanks for the compliments! The black soutach design was a
    ready made insert. I put it over the white satin.
    Find a pattern that is a longer jacket and make a muslin for fitting. A princess seam jacket with a yoke would be perfect to mix and match different fabrics and colors.
    Best wishes to you as Mother of the Groom.

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