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Date: 11/22/11 5:46 PM

I'm making this dress view C. I'd like to make a matching jacket to go with it as it has no sleeves.

As the dress has some lovely bodice shaping I'd like to have something sympathetic to the design and lines of the dress. I have enough fabric left over the the dress to make the jacket in the same material (a dark blue 100% wool with a lovely drape).

I found this pattern. Does anyone think this is a good match or have they seen something better?

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Date: 11/22/11 6:48 PM

I think with a full skirt I would choose a more fitted jacket. Otherwise you run the risk of just looking wide. I do like the length of that jacket with the bodice of that dress. I think with the straight skirted version of the dress that jacket might work.

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Date: 11/22/11 7:57 PM

If you are in the mood for a different type of project, I think a jacket that mimics the shaping in the darts extending from the bottom of the bodice would be very sharp.

V8465 This is a bit different. The neckline on the red view fits the era of the dress. The skirt/bodice seam is lower but the bodice still follows the line of your dress. You could then make a dramatically shorter skirt that would be more of an extended waistband or waist flap and shape it similarly to the dress, just with fewer of the darts across the back. It would be good to have the side opening match up to one of the dart lines on the dress front so that the flap and the dart line up as if the pairing was intentional and the flap and dart line form a continuous line. This is not where my mind was initially taking me, but I do like the pairing of dress neckline and jacket collar, a lot.

I like it, as long as the fullness in the waist band/flap is reduced. I just put it on my to buy list. It's unusual to see a jacket with a dramatic collar that is controlled so that it does not overwhelm the coat/jacket.

I thought about recommending sort of a double breasted approach with a button on the other side also along with an open vent to match the flap on the other side but I think that would ruin the charm of the simple one side opening.

A large vintage button would be charming, but don't limit yourself to traditional buttons.

The dress is so attractive that your outfit will be wonderful regardless of your jacket choice. Best wishes.

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Date: 11/26/11 9:26 AM

after your inspiring post I have decided to dive in and am off to buy the pattern you recommended today. The dress is nearly finished, just the hemming and zip to do. Thank you for your help and inspiration, I am not sure I would have considered your idea by myself.

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Date: 11/26/11 2:09 PM

Thank you rmusic1. I was just thinking of you and your project this morning when I was checking through the pattern books. Butterick patterns were $0.99. Not my usual choice, but flipping through the catalog, I saw a jacket/coat with a similar collar and neckline to the Vogue pattern and, again, thought how complimentary that would be to your dress.

Hope you'll post how you like it all together. Looking at the patterns and seeing what people are making and buying has been rather exciting this year. Everyone seems to be really interested in clothing. Not just labels, embellishments or cookie cutter looks; but real, genuine clothing.

Keep us posted. Your working on something really special.

Best wishes.


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