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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Here There Be Dragons...

and...a 4th and final Manteau! (Unless I change my mind...)


This time, I used V8626, which is OOP...
I made the shorter view, but added the collar. I like the pleats in the back.

The fabric is a wonderful quality cotton stretch print from Marcy Tilton which I bought last year; she has the same fabric, in green, on her website right now. Since I BARELY had enough fabric, I used a striped ikat cotton from Stonemountain Fabric for the facings. It's so cool when your stash yields JUST
the right fabric!

Since I was born in the Year of the Dragon, I felt this fabric had to be mine...

And HERE...is my hijab
I used a wonderful french "seersucker", also from Marcy, which is lightweight,
cool, and does not slip. To avoid the dreaded "flat scarf-head", I made a little
"lifter" out of two shoulder pads, covered in black, and velcroed to the scarf.
Never let it be said that sewists aren't ingenious!

We leave in 3 1/2 weeks, having received our "invitation" from the Iranian government.  I'll do a Travel Wardrobe post soon...

22 comments:

  1. Your jacket is just beautiful. Love the fabric!! The hijab and the whole outfit, while modest, make you also look elegant and mysterious. I envy your travels!

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  2. This is fantastic! It looks lovely on you and the fabric is gorgeous. Yes, isn't it so exciting to find that perfect fabric in your stash, just waiting there for you? I hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  3. way, way stylish. Love the look on you.

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  4. Love the fabric. I think you may have to visit Iran more than once with all the beautiful clothes you've made :)

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  5. another stunning outfit - you're going to have a fabulous time I am sure.

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  6. I love the style of your coat - looks good! I'm looking forward to your travel wardrobe

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  7. Fabulous. I too live by the credo (Unless I change my mind...)! You are the most glamorous hijab-wearing diva I've seen. And brilliant anti-scarf-head defense. I am excited about your trip.

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  8. Beautiful, Margy! And the "scarf lifter" made from shoulder pads is INSPIRED! The ikat is PERFECT with that print. But I am a bit confused... I thought Muslim law prohibits depictions of animals or people? (As in "real" things. I know abstract images are fine.) Is the dragon print allowable?

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  9. Another gorgeous manteau. You're building quite a collection of them. This fabric is absolutely beautiful, and the ikat facings look like a match made in heaven. Really nice!

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  10. I love the dragon manteau. You look sharp!

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  11. Oh, I hope the Iranians allow you to wear your dragon manteau, Margy, because it's such a pretty one! (I just read Shams' comment) With all of the other manteaus that you've made, you'll be the most stylish tourist in the group. Have fun!

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  12. What an inspiration you are. You will surely be the most elegant tourist in Iran.

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  13. Oh, I love that one, Margy! Hope you get to show that one off, too :) I'm also loving that pattern. You ALWAYS find the most interesting patterns - we're definitely on the same page there :) I'm adding that one to my 'get it' list!

    Love that French seersucker, too - looks really pretty. Your idea of the shoulder pads to prevent 'hat hair'? Brilliant! You're going to have an amazing trip!

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  14. When I originally saw that Vogue pattern, I thought top or dress too! So it was thrilling to see your top made as I imagined it. It is wonderful and I hope that you're able to wear it in Iran.

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  15. Beautiful fabric. I've been spending time reading your travel blog...what wonderful, fascinating travel you've done.

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  16. Fabulousness! I just showed Kui the photos and she was very impressed, especially with the facing fabric coordinating so well with the beautiful dragon print. She did ask me 'How many followers does Aunt Margy have?' XOXO

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  17. Margy, you remind me so much of my mother who was petite and elegant just like you. She even had curly hair about the same color and style as yours. Maybe that is why I was drawn to your blog so strongly. That, and your well-crafted creations which I admire immensely. Keep us posted on your trip. I do love a virtual vacation.

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  18. As usual, a beautiful garment worn by an elegant lady.I love this coat ! The fabric you used is stunning!

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