Sunday, December 21, 2008

NYE blazer underway

The feedback was loud and clear - a shawl collar will be faster than a notched collar, so that's what I'll do. Thanks so much for the advice! I found several options in BWOF:

6-2007-107 I totally dig the two layers at the collar and cuffs - great potential for using contrast fabrics there. But it has a drawstring at the back waist instead of darts; I could add darts, but let's see what other options we have...

12-2007-115 I loved with this when Kristy made it in a classy charcoal wool, and then she made a second version to accommodate her baby bump! This was a close 2nd place for me, but ultimately I chose:

9-2008-129 This is the jacket Dawn was thinking of. I think it'll look good worn unbuttoned. I'm going to round out the corners at the hem. I may omit the folded up cuffs.



I've got my fabrics all lined up too! Yesterday I ran out and bought a cut of black satin to use on the upper collar for a "tuxedo" effect. From the stash, I'm using a woven black rayon as the fashion fabric, and I'm still deciding on the lining - either a Burberry stripe, or a dark pink (alleged) silk that a friend got in Thailand a while back. The satin is rayon/acetate and the bolt said "dry clean only", so I'll treat this as a dry-clean garment and proceed to cutting out the fabrics without pre-treating - yippee!

13 comments:

cidell said...

I think the tuxedo look will be terrific.

Vicki said...

Good choice! I think the red/pink lining would be best with the tuxedo jacket :) BTW, I love all three jackets.

AllisonC said...

Great choices, I love the idea of the satin collar too.

Lory said...

I'm totally feeling the burberry stripe fabric. :):):) I got a cut of fabric that's a plaid and it has the burberry look to it. I'm in love with it, lol. I plan on making a coat with that fabric.

Have a good weekend.

Hugs,
Lory

senaSews said...

Oh, I love your chioce. The tuxedo style jacket will be awesome.

Elizabeth said...

Go for the pink lining! It's NYE! Stripes don't say NYE to me. Just my two cents.

Leslie said...

LOVE the one you chose, while you're at it can you make one for me? :-) The shiny collar will look fab, great idea.

neighbourhood.gal said...

Nice! Stripes would certainly lend to the menswear style of a tuxedo jacket, but the pink is delicious!

Cindy said...

I love the satin collar idea!

Handmade said...

Great choice of pattern and fabrics - can't wait to see the end result!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay...please, please, please steam treat those fabrics before you cut them! Some sort of pretreatment is necessary even for Dry Clean only garments! I would hate for you to put all that time and effort in and then have the garment "shrink" the first time its drycleaned!!!

Otherwise, I like the choice of pattern and fabric!

Nancy W. said...

Can't wait to see the picks and final product I know it will be magnificent!

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