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Thursday, September 17, 2015

MOB, DECONSTRUCTED...AND SOME NOSTALGIC NOTEBOOKS...

I promised to share my MOB details and decisions...so here they are!



The jacket pattern is V2607 by Guy Laroche, which I made last year...

The fabric is "Sun and Shadow", a gorgeous French silk brocade from Marcy Tilton...

When I saw this, I knew I had to have it for my MOB jacket...it was WAY out of my comfort zone on color, but I had to have it anyway! It is a lightweight fabric, and much more complex than photos show; it has some interesting reddish "splotches"  which are hard to show...
and of course, the wonderful silver circles which made it possible for me to wear it!

I asked Pam Erny, AKA The Queen of Interfacing,of Fashion Sewing Supply, what she would recommend for this fabric/pattern duo. Pam is the epitome of good customer service...she recommended using her Pro-Sheer Elegance Light 
to interline the entire jacket; this was used instead of silk organza. It provided the perfect weight to "beef up" the lightweight silk brocade; then I used her 

11 comments:

  1. Love it. I think the fabric really makes it, but I would wear it again and again, not just for the wedding. Lovely family photo.

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  2. Stunning result and I love the way the collar sits up and away from your neck. The buttons compliment the fabric very well. Darling wedding photo.

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  3. Just gorgeous. You and the fabric!

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  4. Your outfit is absolutely beautiful - everyone in the photo is coordinating, whether planned or by chance.
    Your last sentence is cut off in my view - am I missing something here? I want to make sure I get all the details! Heh.

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  5. Yes, the rest of your post seems to be missing. Also I hope you will write about your daughter's gorgeous dress!

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  6. Spectacular jacket and as always you paired the fabric and pattern perfectly. Wishing all of your family joy in the yesrs to come.

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  7. So beautiful. Such special fabrics and occasion!

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  8. Beautiful jacket, Great pairing of a unique fabric and classic Vogue designer pattern.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful. Elegant and dramatic. I'm sure you got lots of positive comments. I made that same jacket pattern (LOVE the collar) with a long silk skirt for my MOG dress for a formal wedding in Grace Cathedral SF ten years ago. My favorite feedback was from a young woman who said that is exactly what she wants to be wearing when her children get married.

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