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Date: 6/14/13 11:51 AM

I absolutely love the fabric of this jacket (and the jacket style too). I'm guessing it's linen, but it could be cotton or even silk. I've done a bit of searching online, but haven't found anything similar.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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(I'm also wondering if we need to start a pinned topic for "Similar Fabric" - seems like there's been alot of these posts lately!)

Thanks,
Liz

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Date: 6/15/13 4:09 AM

Looking at one of the closeups, I think the white parts are actually applique. Certainly applique wouldn't be too hard to achieve this look.

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Date: 6/15/13 9:33 AM

You might be right about the applique. Too much work for my taste though - I'll continue the fabric search

Thanks!

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Date: 6/15/13 10:05 AM

That is a nice jacket. I was going to say the cream design almost looks like embroidery work.

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Date: 6/15/13 12:58 PM

You might be able to achieve the same effect with either a stencil and fabric paint, or a stamp and fabric paint. It is a simple geometric which would be easy to carve from the new softer lino blocks. Or easy to cut a stencil with a craft knife from template plastic. Or you might be able to find a silkscreen with a similar geometric design.
It is a neat look, I agree.

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Date: 6/16/13 2:47 PM

It looks like embroidery to me, done a some sort of suiting.

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Date: 6/22/13 1:44 AM

What about inserts of African print fabric?

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Date: 6/22/13 2:39 AM

It looks like reverse appliqué to me. Cutwork with white backing fabric.

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Date: 6/22/13 6:43 PM

Maybe mostly black, with black/white print color-block or applique?

Cute on her, anyway.

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