Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Lightweight Summer Jacket

Inspired by my visit to the Ralph Rucci exhibit at FIT (which closed on April 14), specifically by the title of the show, entitled "The Art of Weightlessness", I have created a lightweight wool jacket for summer using Vogue 8258, a top pattern. I will wear this over a tight fitting black camisole. Special thanks to "la pequena cubana cose", who gave me the idea to make Vogue 8258 into this type of wool jacket!

You can read a bit more detail about my jacket, including a photo of the inner construction, by going here. Just scroll down a bit; this is my website, on which I also post information on my sewing activities.

I'm making a pencil skirt to go with this jacket. The pencil skirt is from the April 2007 Burda WOF issue, and I am inserting a godet at center back for style and walking ease. Stay tuned to see the skirt and jacket worn together, as soon as I can finish the skirt!

6 comments:

Gorgeous Things said...

OMG, that is so beautiful!!!!!

Erica B. said...

That jacket is so gorgeous! I'm bookmarking you! I may have to make one like that for Fall.

Tany said...

It lookgs great, LOVE that style!!!

Shannon said...

I am in love with the bell sleeves. Put me on the list with Erica to copy your idea.

Lisette M said...

To answer your question, of course I don't mind! I am honored that you copied me, after all copying is the hightest form of flattery. I know you will enjoy your beautiful jacket as much as I do mine.

Linda said...

Love this jacket,very Stella McCarthyish!!!!