Here is the third project in a month, I am seriously back.
A jacket I cannot wait to wear, come spring. This is another 'inspired by burdastyle', their version was a one button at the waist rig. I cannot wear a one button at the waist jacket, it gapes like a mofo. So, I made the closure go all the way up the front on a curve. It's good.
The body is beautiful wool sateen, which I didn't know existed until I pulled this fabric out from the bottom of a drawer. Chris used it to make a jacket a few years ago and gave me the extra yardage, what a dreamboat.
See Otis in the corner having his morning milk?
The fronts are made of dupioni that I marbled a few years back, this fabric was my only really successful marbling project and I love it. I am very happy to have used some of it at last. The rest of the jacket is pretty basic, it has a waist seam and functioning sleeve vents (just 'cause). I wanted a black jacket that wasn't too stylized. I have one that is based on an advertisement from 1937 and while it is awesome, I feel like I must wear lipstick, and jewelry, and high heels, and a matching handbag to do it justice.
I can wear this jacket with jeans, and men's shoes, and a borderline hairdo, and that is more my style.