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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Yet ANOTHER Ikat Jacket!


Did I mention how much I love ikat?




This is my first (but not my last) iteration of Sandra Betzina's new Vogue 1385
with the lovely neckline. I will make it in a softer fabric, and perhaps skip the interfacing, as it seems to be prettier that way. But, I'm very happy with this
jacket...I lengthened it, removed the pleats from the sleeves and lengthened them, added a pocket and a narrow piping around the edges. The fabric is a stretch cotton jacquard, the reverse is as pretty as the chosen side. It is from
Emma One Sock.

It can be worn open, as shown, and also buttoned up as a light coat.







(Now I'm showing off my roses...)

These are the buttons I used

and this is a close-up of the pendant, by the artist Charlotte Valestra...

We're hosting a birthday dinner for a dear friend next weekend, so I don't know when I'll get back in the studio...Have a great week!



39 comments:

  1. Fabulous, Margy! I love it!!

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  2. Sew wonderful Margy. Don't know which I love more, your fabulous outfits or your fabulous jewely. I'm always excited to see a new post from you.

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  3. Longer, sleeker, simplified sleeve finish and the ikat fabric- great together and on you!

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  4. I love your jacket, your style and your garden! ~Teri

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  5. Such lovely photos and such a fabulous jacket - your creations never disappoint!
    Karen

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  6. That's really stunning and the buttons couldn't be more perfect!

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  7. I love this, not only because of the B/W fabric but also because it looks great both opened and buttoned. Very chic!

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  8. Another stunner, Margy! I love ikats too and this one is fabulous.

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  9. Amazing. It seems to take you such little time to do this. Amazing, AND beautiful.

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  10. Ikat is so fabulous! I've actually tried dyeing and weaving a very little bit of ikat so I can appreciate the skill and time it takes to make it. (Preferably not by me!) You made a lovely jacket that shows your ikat off perfectly. Oh, I knew that was a great pattern from Sandra Betzina. Mine should be here soon...

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  11. Tres chic, indeed, Margy. Nothing better than black and white, and all ikat, in my book!

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  13. The whole coat is pretty and I love the neckline!

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  14. Great jacket! And love all the flower shots :)

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  15. I don't know what I love more, the fabric, the buttons, the jewelry, or the flowers! So much fabulous stuff in a single post!

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  16. Exquisite! I would not have expected the pattern to transform to such a timeless classic. Goes to show what can happen to any pattern design when it is in the right hands!

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  17. I love that collar and I can't get over your perfectly matching buttons! Beautiful jacket.

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  18. I simply love your version of this Sandra Betzina pattern. I bought it yesterday and wanted to see how others made it. Thank you for the review and the lovely pictures.

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  19. Fabulous interpretation!. Look the ikat print, love the added piping - I never would have thought of that, and the overall design. Wish I could make it today!

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  20. I loved the bones of this pattern but you have transformed it into something spectacular. Another work of art!

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  21. Gorgeous - perfect buttons too!

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  22. This is one pattern I would have never have looked at if it hadn't been for your version. Absolutely love it and looking for fabric to go already..

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  23. This is one pattern I would have never have looked at if it hadn't been for your version. Absolutely love it and looking for fabric to go already..

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  24. AWESOME! I love Black and any other color. Haven't made a Betzine pattern yet either. She has a new jean jacket out that looks really cute.
    Hugs, Joy

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  25. Stunning coat and I also admire your taste in jewellery

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  26. Margy - That coat looks great on you and the buttons are a perfect match for that fabric. Isn't it wonderful when we're able to find notions that are just right for the fabric we choose? Can't wait to see the next incarnation of this pattern.

    Happy stitching.

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  27. Love the jacket and the necklace is stunning too, is it bone? Ikat really astounds me - it's such a complex process and I have the greatest admiration for the weavers who know how to make it by hand!

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