Friday, December 9, 2016

copy an Escada jacket

A few years ago I fell in love with an Escada Jacket.  Needless to say, I couldn't justify paying $4,000.00 for it, so I decided to copy it.  I wish I had saved the picture to show you, but I didn't.

From the picture I was able to figure out how I thought they had made it.  
 I bought two vibrant colors of Silk Dupioni. The Silk Dupioni is crisp like a taffeta (but quiet), and has numerous slubs for great texture. I love its dry feel ....wish you could touch it.

I took a generic jacket pattern with a raglan sleeve and cut it into sections.
I cut the sections from my fabric and when I sewed the parts together, I did so using black piping in the seams.

I lined the jacket with black polyester which has a feel of silk.
I chose large rather heavy gold buttons.

I have paired the jacket with a monochromatic pant and shell giving my jacket a rich elegant flavor.

Fabric: It's not easy finding silk dupioni, but I did!       CLICK

Just for fun...... look at the beautiful Escada clothes:


Neiman Marcus   CLICK

And a sale at the Escada store    CLICK

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