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Message Board > Fabrics and more... > What garment have you always wanted to make? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

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What garment have you always wanted to make?
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Date: 9/24/09 12:36 PM

I can't remember where I saw what inspired me, but I have always wanted to have a black silk velvet dressing gown, with white silk charmeuse lining & cuffs. A good second best, (and this I do remember), is a velvet crazy quilt kimono dressing gown (which I saw on "Married to the Mob", on Michelle Pfeiffer). Total luxury, totally unpractical.

What garment is lurking in your head that you have not made yet, of the fantasy variety?

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Date: 9/24/09 12:51 PM

I love, love, love elaborate Victorian and Civil War era gowns, but sewing one ... I don't see it happening

I already sewed my other big "goal" garment, my wedding gown.

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Date: 9/24/09 1:37 PM

I've always wanted to sew a faux fur jacket similar to this $3,245 Armani Pieced Rabbit Jacket. My version would be made of faux fur, not rabbit. I already have more than enough fabric -- Donna Salyer's faux sable, bought for a bargain price on ebay.

I also have my pattern -- a Frankenpattern cobbled together from several fur jackets -- as well as my first muslin, which I sewed last winter. The jacket would be several inches shorter, ending at the hip instead of mid thigh. I would run the fur verically, rather than horizontally, for a more slimming look. But the basic style is quite close to the one on the Neiman Marcus website.

I'd like to start this jacket in the fall. Faux fur is such a pain to work with. But it would be such fun to have a jacket like this -- even if I never actually wear it.




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Date: 9/24/09 1:48 PM

A kimono or a sari to wear at home. I can see myself casually lounging around in spotless house in those, but with young kids and work that's just not happening yet.

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Date: 9/24/09 2:21 PM

I am a big fan of Tudor history and have a wonderful book called "The Tudor Tailor." I have often fantasized about making myself or one of my daughters a historically accurate garment from one of the patterns. I'm not a 'Ren-faire' kind of gal though, so would have no occasion to wear it.

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Date: 9/24/09 3:55 PM

A suede jacket, or two. One in teal, maybe, and maybe one in plum.

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Date: 9/24/09 4:05 PM

I've been thinking about trying suede.

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Date: 9/24/09 4:36 PM

I want to make a historically accurate costume. The only time I would wear it would be to work on Halloween so it will probably never happen.

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Date: 9/24/09 6:37 PM

A black cashmere coat with a hood. I have the fabric.

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Date: 9/24/09 8:05 PM

My daughter's wedding gown. Only she needs someone to marry before I can get started.

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