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Date: 5/20/08 3:22 AM

I was window shopping the other day (Sportsgirls for those in Aust playing along) and saw a ladies tuxedo jacket that would work really well with my evening wardrobe. However, it didn't have any satin accents like a proper tuxedo jacket so I want to make one myself as a project. Photo of jacket

Can anyone rec a suitable pattern? I'm thinking blazer style with a single button would work best. Also, what sections are meant to be satin? I know the lapels should put how about the collar? I also want a single welt breast pocket but not sure if this should be in satin also.

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Date: 5/20/08 5:27 AM

I thought about this this one form Burda but it's actually tail coat.

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Date: 5/20/08 7:45 AM

hahahah, we have similar tastes! I made myself a tuxedo-inspired suit with satin accents a few months ago.

I used #102 and 103 from Nov 07 BWOF for mine.

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Date: 5/20/08 9:42 AM

This is coincidence... Sunday DH was going thru his closet and we were looking at his tux trying to decide if he should update/replace it. His jacket is single breasted and both collar and lapels are a dull satin and the button are covered in the same fabric. The pocket welts are same fabric as the body of the jacket, some very fine suiting wool.

The tux was custom tailored; I'm thinking DH would have been fairly conservative in his choice of details to maximize the life of the tux. The tailor he used is pretty astute in understanding a classic from something less timeless.

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Date: 5/20/08 12:53 PM

I wouldn't use satin for the breast pocket welt, but you can definitely do the hip pockets that way. Here's a good picture of a tailored dinner jacket (It's "look 4" from A/W 2005 if the link doesn't work). Be sure to use a good quality satin that won't look too shiny. That screams CHEAP.

The cut of this jacket isn't too traditional, as it would have a single button, a bit deeper lapel, and peaked lapels. However, as you can see, it looks great.

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Date: 5/20/08 9:22 PM

Thanks for all the advice. I'm planning on putting satin on the lapels (not collar) and a satin covered button. I've found a few standard blazer style jacket patterns that should work. I have quite a few similar styled jackets in my work wardrobe so I have something to compare to. I really like that Saville Rd jacket Tom. My version will be pretty similar but cropped to just above the hip line.
I'm not sure what fabric I'll make the main jacket from yet. I want this to wear out at night to bars etc so I don't want to slurge on wool. I'm thinking a cotton sateen might be a good alterative.

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Date: 5/21/08 9:57 AM

Happy, here's a photo of a tuxedo jacket from my closet. As you can see, it's a fitted traditional blazer with satin lapels and buttons. I bought this jacket, an Ellen Tracy, for a ridiculously low sale price a few years ago before I learned to sew because it fit me perfectly and I loved the workmanship. I've never worn it.

Cotton sateen sounds like a reasonable choice for your jacket, as long as its not stiff. My jacket is made of a very supple triacetate/rayon/poly crepe fabric for the body and a rayon/silk for the lapels. You might want to consider lightweight RPL crepe blends. Good luck with your project.

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Date: 5/21/08 11:18 AM

I have an old New Look pattern for a women's tuxedo. The shoulders look a little broad for today -- I think I bought it in the early 1990s -- but that's easy to alter. It's never been used and all sizes are included (8-18). Let me know if you're interested; I'd be willing to sell it for a reasonable price. The software is not letting me insert an image into this post, but I can e-mail you a photo of the pattern.

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Date: 5/21/08 12:21 PM

How weird! Yesterday I was thinking I wanted a Tuxedo jacket too!
But like Tom said, I was concerned that it could look cheap if there was too much shiny fabric...though in the photo it appears to be all shiny. Some of it, like the lapels, were even more so.


I came across a picture of a double breasted one. I am not sure if you still call it a tuxedo jacket or not, or just a shiny satin looking jacket. On the model it was gorgeous though.
You'd have to be so careful not to snag it...
And I was pondering, how would I make it look nice like this picture and not cheap...the pants too. Sometimes pants of that fabric look really cheap, like TJ Maxx clearance rejects that show lumps and bumps and look terrible.

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