Carolina Herrera Brocade Jacket

 

I sure have missed my blogging friends!

I have been so eager to post anything just to say hello while I was taking care of a patient, hosting a party at my home followed by entertaining out-of-town company immediately upon returning from our unforgettable vacation to the Mediterranean. The patient is fine, the party was fun, the company found its way to a football game in Florida, and I hit the sewing machine after a four-week break.

I imagined this beautiful brocade from Mood Fabrics as numerous garments:Carolina Herrers Brocade

My husband suggested I make a close-fitting special occasion dress which would be beautiful, but I wanted to make something I would wear throughout the fall. Determined to overcome my previous jacket debacle, I carefully examined the lines of this New Look pattern before buying it.

Carolina Herrera brocade jacket

My only reservation lay in the collar, which was confirmed in the muslin. The circumference was enormous.

Carolina Herrera brocade jacket

Ruffler to the rescue! After making a 2-inch ruffle, I raised the back neckline allowing the ruffle to fit around the neck rather than rest on my back .โ€ฆ.and here it is….Carolina Herrera brocade jacket …. a perfect solution for transforming the drab black clothes in my closet for almost any occasion! The jacket may just hang it my car this fall so I can be ready to go at a momentโ€™s notice! Changing the collar on this pattern was worth the effort.

Carolina Herrera brocade jacket

Last year I focused on fitting issues. This year Iโ€™m paying more attention to details which led me to lining the jacket bodice and adding cuffs to the sleeves.

Carolina Herrera brocade jacket

I am thrilled to have the jacket issue behind me, but even more so, I am just thrilled to be sewing and blogging again. Best wishes for a great weekend!

Carolina Herrera brocade jacket

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Comments


  • Lauren
    October 5, 2012

    Wonderful job! Nice fabric choice, too…you can’t go wrong with Carolina Herrera! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 6, 2012

      Thank you, Lauren! My thoughts exactly – Carolina Herrera is always a good choice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hellenne Vermillion
    October 5, 2012

    Gorgeous! I’m going to take a look at that fabric, too. Great job. And it fits well, too.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 6, 2012

      Thank you, Hellenne! The fabric would work well for several garments. As for the fit… it’s always a challenge, but this pattern was easy to alter.

  • Nicole
    October 5, 2012

    I just bought this same fabric from Mood, but haven’t made anything yet. Your jacket looks great! I particularly like the collar you added.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 6, 2012

      Many thanks, Nicole! You’re going to love this fabric – can’t wait to see what you do with it!!

  • Linda L
    October 5, 2012

    That is a gorgeous jacket. It fits you so well and the fabric was the right choice for it. I like your ruffle collar idea.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 7, 2012

      Thank you, Linda! When in doubt add a ruffle!

  • Corinne
    October 5, 2012

    Wow, what a beautiful rendition of this pattern. Love the fabric.

    • Sarah Gunn
      October 7, 2012

      Many thanks, Corrine! I may give the pattern another try with a heavy weight fabric. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jan
    November 3, 2012

    Lovely fabric and jacket. I love the ruffle!