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« on: August 13, 2008 02:42:23 PM »

i made this jacket last year in my sewing class. its red linen with this thick satin-y black lining. i love it but unfortunately it turned out really formal compared to how i imagined it and as i have no formal events to attend, it sits in my closet. the pattern was vogue something. i can't find it on the website anymore though so i dont know the number.

sorry the qualtiy of these is bad. its my phone's camera.

i used the school's embroidery machine to add flowers to the cuffs.

the buttons are my favorite part cause i think they're so pretty.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008 03:10:02 PM »

So what it's fancy? You should wear it anyway! Everywhere. Everyday. I would.  Smiley

Seriously, that jacket actually reminds me of The Devil Wears Prada. In a good way.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008 03:16:15 PM »

wow! what a gorgeous jacket. id definitely wear something like this formal looking or not. i love the way it sort of flares out from the waist.
*sigh* now youve got me thinking of all the jackets i can make with my meager sewing skills

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008 03:52:21 PM »

I love it! Those buttons are beyond awesome.

If you want to tone it down some maybe think about doing some applique or even a various bits of embroidery along the bottom hem in bright and fun colors. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008 04:30:13 PM »

I think that is an incredible coat! You can wear it still. Dress it down with jeans etc. I think you can wear it any time. Much too wonderful to hang in the closet.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008 04:30:22 PM »

You need to wear that jacket - it's gorgeous!  

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008 05:12:47 PM »

Super cute, it looks almost like a dress. With a higher neckline I would wear it as one.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2008 05:14:11 PM »

I'd throw it over a pair of jeans and pointy shoes and call it good.  Gorgeous!

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2008 09:23:08 PM »

I wouldn't worry about the formal aspect---all of my coats, including my raincoat, are more formal than that. If you wear it on a normal day with normal clothes, it'll work. (Kind of like wearing nice hats---you wear them to a formal event, you look cheesy, but if you wear them just for fun one day, it's quirky. Or am I just nuts?  Wink)

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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2008 09:26:29 PM »

The jacket is gorgeous.  Maybe you could make some felt flowers for the lapel? That might shift it over to funky casual...
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