06 October 2014

Pattern Puzzle - The Erté Jacket

ALL THE DETAIL FOR THE ERTE JACKET CAN BE FOUND ON THE NEW BLOG.








 




http://www.studiofaro.com/well-suited/pattern-puzzle-the-erte-jacket

20 comments:

  1. Please help me with this. I would love to make it but of course I am a mid beginner seamtress. Can you provide me with more help

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kandi, thx for dropping by the blog. Have you cut any patterns before? If so you will need a kimono block for woven fabric. That is a block with the sleeve joined to the body. You could easily get this from a commercial pattern. Let me know when you find it and we can start talking about the detail.

      Delete
  2. Great job! Loved reading through this!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love this jacket. I need to dig out some old pattern slopers to see if I can construct this. Thank you so much sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's great news, I am happy to find there is and enthusiastic audience for this work. If you can get your hands on a kimono block/sloper that the best place to start. If not an unfitted block (no darts) with sleeve for woven can easily be made into a kimono block. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

      Delete
  4. MUITO ESCLARECEDORA. OBRIGADA.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is great! My favourite posts of yours are the ones in which you flatten historical clothing! :) Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI Abigael, thx for dropping by. It's amazing how much historical stuff can translate for fashion clothing and costume. :)

      Delete
  6. I see several references here to bias in this design. But, I can't help but imagine this done in wool felt, with some lovely embroidery worked over the darts and joins.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think felted or boiled wool would be wonderful! And the addition of embroidery is inspired. :) Here in Australia it rarely gets really cold and we tend to opt for lighter layers, a softer handle and a more casual style. Probably equivalent to trans-seasonal pieces in colder climates. So hence the bias, probably nearer a summer weight wool.

      However, all of that is just a bunch of ideas. :) The proof is in the toile/sample. Do you think you would try this for yourself?

      Delete
    2. I'd love to give this a whirl! I don't care that it's so dramatic; I'd wear it anyway:) maybe even with a pair of jeans.

      First, I have to get through Christmas. And I plan on working the green velvet dress into a believeable vintage Hawaiian knock-off first. It's freezing here (Wisconsin, USA) and I'm plotting what I'll be wearing when it's warm.

      But, come summer, this would be a very fun project! I am thinking I'd need to work with something fairly unforgiving on the form, like a Pellon, to get it to mold the way it should. I love to embroider, and I am really quite fascinated with the old-school decorative tacking techniques. I think I could take that concept, and run with it.

      Delete
    3. Wow sounds like you have the holiday season all tied up with two demanding projects. Feel free to share your progress here or on ourFB page.😃. I fancy the green velvet dress in a rose floral for summer parties. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. 👍

      Delete
  7. I always seem to have a few irons in the fire:)
    I am sure I will have questions, thank you so much!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Have any of the readers made this yet? Made pattern last night..... Fabric next.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Makela, thx for dropping by. Yes Eve has made this pattern and the links to her photos are at the end of the post. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love it! I am making this asap. Thanks for the easy graphic instructions.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds fantastic Baby Kat. :) There are more instructions on the new blog here: http://www.studiofaro.com/well-suited/pattern-puzzle-the-erte-jacket I'd love to see your jacket when it is finished.

      Delete