Made this jacket 6 months ago for the Tilton trip to Paris with the Tilton sisters. But I see Mood Fabrics still has the fabric available. Was awesome to work with this – stretch cotton http://www.moodfabrics.com/fashion-fabrics/cotton/stretch-cotton/shades-of-blue-lightweight-stretch-cotton-print-303347.html
If I could wear skinny jeans I would have made them too, just because I could. But I can’t, I have trunks not branches….
So here is my take on Marcy’s jacket, locally found satin for lining (difficult to find non-blingy fabrics in Brunei). Finished with a Riri zip. I left the sleeves without the cuff, but I like either way. Special attachment below on the zipper pull.
The body is in two pieces. This gives a very flattering shape to the jacket and the body that wears it!
The sleeves are in two pieces, this gives a truly shapely sleeve and wears like a tailored sleeve. Nice touch.
clever pocket, almost can’t see it
white animal print satin lining
Final touch, a starfish charm on the zipper pull.
Winter Tunic Front
I drafted a new tunic and started making it right away. Too impatient for a mock-up, I feel along the way to keep it flowing and it all matched up very well. Five different fabrics in total but equally as balanced right through. Black fabric is Marcy’s Black Parisian Microfiber Knit, with black eyelet pleather edging.
Side view with MacBeth Bamboo from Marcy
Side view with missoni-ish print
Back View with myfabrics.uk large spot
The pocket was machine stitched from the inside. I used lingerie FOE (fold over elastic) for the top edge.
Pocket in Marcy’s Volcano Knit
I finished the neck edge with the same fabric as one of the sleeves – completing in a fiddly ‘twisted band’ effect. First time i’ve managed to do this in a WIDE band.
Twisted Neck Band
I’m going to cut a length from the stripe for a scarf. Will wear this with black boots back in Perth – winter of course!