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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Manteau #2

Up for consideration in my travel wardrobe challenge is Manteau #2, using one of my TNT patterns, M5433 (OOP)



For this garment, I used a tone on tone animal print ponte from Sewing Workshop. I redrafted the pattern to include a center zipper and changed the shirt collar to a mandarin collar.



                                                             

The zipper I used is probably a little too heavy for the fabric, which is a lighter-weight ponte. I can also
wear it with a belt:



Now, I'm going to go out to my studio and sew something COLORFUL!

42 comments:

  1. Great looking top! Looks like a good top for your trip. Now I'll be anxious to see what colorful item you'll be wearing next ;-)

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  2. Very nice! I love it that you change it up to a mandarin collar. :) Look forward to see your colorful project!

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    1. Thank you, Far...I look forward to some color, too!

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  3. Of course you look fabulous but I loved the 'sew something colorful' line. That's mean's it's going to be red or white, right?

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  4. Love this version of your Manteau. You are getting a great collection. Colourful? Can't wait to see.

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  5. Another super piece for your holiday wardrobe!

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  6. Wow, Margy, looks great from here. You are on a real roll; way to go!

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  7. This looks really good, heavy zipper and all. It's fun seeing what garments you come up with for your trip. And now you're going to sew color. Would that be red?!

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    1. Ooh, I guess I'm really predictable....yes, I think it WILL be red!

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  8. This is a great look. I like the fabric and how you've used the zip and collar to come up with a unique look - again.

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  9. Yes, this jacket looks really good! Definitely very wearable for your trip and beyond.

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  10. Oooo, swish, svelt, stunning. You look gorgeous in this ensemble. I like the zipper and those oversized sunglasses. Heads will certainly turn when you wear this.

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    1. But I'm supposed to "disappear" in Iran! Thanks, Melanie!

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  11. This pattern has been transformed and looks lovely on you (as always) - can't be long before you go now!

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! We leave the middle of April (providing there's no bombing!)

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  12. You are going to be the most stylish lady this country has ever seen! Just love watching your progress.

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  13. That's a great piece. A fabric that travels well in a suitcase, and looks good too. Nice.

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  14. Great jacket - you wear it well.
    Marcia

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  15. Oh I love that piece so much. I would love to have that in my wardrobe.

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  16. I LOVE this! Because of you, I actually HAVE this pattern - just haven't sewn anything up yet :) Love the fabric you used - and the idea of doing a zipper front was clever. This should be really easy to travel in and great to pack! Well done!

    Now, to work up my courage and get one of my own started...!

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    1. Thank you, cc...I can't wait to see yours!

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    2. I really want that great looking black and white fabric you did yours in (posted with the red pants recently!) I found a really nice fabric from Marcy Tilton (or it might have been Georgeous Fabrics - can't remember!) but I'm concerned the scale might be slightly too big. May have to make that a "what would you do" post before I cut into it!

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  17. This is one of my tnt patterns. I love your reinvention of it!

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    1. Thanks, Gail...it's a TNT for me, too!

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  18. Perfectly sophisticated! And just another reason why you should be doing the styling for the Big 4 instead of whoever they've got now. ;) Your version always looks so much more interesting!

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  19. As usual, a simply lovely top. Love the changes. Looks like a great base pattern to have. Lots of possibilities.

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  20. Mark my words. I'm fed up with the witless joke of dress. Very likely.

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  21. We are some kind of sewing twins. I was thinking I really need to focus on sewing more toppers like that.
    I have always bought enough yardage for hip length jackets, so this would involve buying more fabric. Thanks for listing your source ;)

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