New Look A6162
InstructionsAdded a lining even the pattern did not call for it. Slightly ruffled the collar and raised the back neckline about an inch.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Romantic
Dark purple brocade with copper embroidery from Mood fabrics, purple china silk lining, pro-weft medium weight interfacing.
What was your inspiration?
Once again, "Goodbye Valentino" has been copied. Seeing the brocade jacket she made this fall got me to looking at Brocades on the Mood Fabrics website. I also used the same pattern she did for this project.
What are you most proud of?
The way it fits and the professionally made look.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use couture techniques whenever possible. I didn't underline this particular jacket, and I wish I had. I did install a full lining, including sleeves, so it feel great to wear. It would have been nice to catch-stitch all the seam allowances (they do behave fairly well, though).