The White Velvet Jacket - BWOF 12/07 #101
Now that Midnight Garden is done (I'll show you the final jacket details tomorrow), I've decided to make a few things for myself. Namely, two jackets, one from BWOF and one from Patrones. After being inspired by quite a few people recently, I've decided to make the velvet jacket from BWOF 12/07, #101. My inspiration comes from Paco Peralta's gorgeous jackets; my favorite is the most recent one with the embroidered and beaded trim. It also comes from the work of Tany and Mary Beth, with their own very well tailored clothing. My husband also really liked this jacket, and picked this one first out of either jacket to make.
I plan to make this jacket in white velvet with black lace trim. The velvet will be underlined with a white cotton, heavier than muslin, but not as heavy as denim. It is more like a light weight twill. You might think that would be too hot, but this is a winter jacket and I live in a climate where we truly have winter. I am also planning to hand bead the lace as further embellishment in matching black sequins and beads for a bit of added sparkle that is not overbearing.
I am going to do a muslin for this jacket. I really want it to fit nicely, and due to the cost of the velvet, I really do not want to ruin it. I'm pretty sure that the normal size I trace for BWOF will fit correctly, as I usually don't have fit problems with BWOF. What I don't want to do is a take a chance and find out later that there is something I can't fix.
Tomorrow I hope to show you the muslin for the jacket and we'll see how much fitting I'll need to do.
Parting Shot: New Book. My Japanese drafting book came today from Cidell. Published in 1967, the styles are definitely from the Mod era. The one blouse below caught my eye while thumbing through the book. It has a simple shape, but rosettes at the neckline that are formed from pieces inserted into darts and the excess rolled into a flower.