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Taffeta Jacket by VictorianRedRose Taffeta Jacket by VictorianRedRose
I made this jacket a while ago (again for a fair) with the help of my great mom because I was afraid to mess it up and I really wanted it to look good and (quite)nicely finished :D

Some people might recognize the Truly Victorian pattern I used in it, originally with huuuuge leg of mutton sleeves but since I don't like those and I didn't have time to find an alternative (and I'm not particularly good at pattern drawing) I just went with sleeveless for now :D
But I'll probably try to get some basic sleeves on them anyway since I'm planning on making it again in a gorgeous white brocade fabric I have been dying to use for like ages :heart:
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LeBoudoirNoir Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Unique, sophisticated, exuding passion. I adore this! :love:
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :hug: :D I also really love it myself, but it's a shame I can only wear it with a certain type of skirt which has to be quite wide from the hips on, otherwise the pointy bits from the jacket stick out quite silly, and that's not so nice. So I can only combine it with 2 things so far :( Oh well, maybe someday if I have enough knowledge of adjusting patterns I can make the pointy bits a bit less pointy :D Or hmm maybe I can just fiddle around with the lining a bit and not use too hard stiffening, that's also an option I just recalled lol :D
But anyway, thanks a lot!
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LeBoudoirNoir Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
In regard to your jacket, I wanted to tell you that I liked it sleeveless and I think you should leave it that way. I say this because I saw somewhere that you want to change it. Don't! Its wonderful as it is.
I don't know much about fashion design so I can't help with the pointy bits you mentioned. From the picture I see, it is perfect. Perhaps you exaggerate a bit?
Good night! :hug:
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes if I ever make the jacket again (which I'm planning to do with lovely white brocade satin and old-pink coloured antique lace I have :heart:) I probably would really want to put sleeves on it, just to finish it off a bit more. But just little puff sleeves I think ^^ And about the side ends sticking out and the pointy bits on the bottom, I know it doesn't show on this picture but it really looks stupid when you wear normal skirts which aren't abnormaly ruffled/puffy from the hips on (which this brown one is actually) :p
Thanks for the nice comment btw :D
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LeBoudoirNoir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
So, get going. Do it! Don't just think about it. And when it's ready, post the photo :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol yeah I SO want to but I don't have any time with my studies, they're so busy :( Otherwise I'd have made quite a lot of things during the last couple of months, but school decided otherwise.
I'm certainly going to do something in the vacation I have somewhere around february, but that's still a long time away I'm afraid :D My head is bursting with ideas though, and my fingers are itching but oh well still have to wait for some free time :p
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LeBoudoirNoir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
You are very young... I tend to forget :) don't worry, you will be given the time and the opportunities. School comes first now. :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha yeah, but I have vacation somewhere around February so that's probably going to be my sewingtime :D since I'd love to finish something spectacular by March for a fantasy fair in the Netherlands ^^ I have an overload of ideas and materials I'd looove to use but it's just the lack of time which poses a problem :p I have some dropdead gorgeous antique lace for example, though it's a dilemma actually whether I should use it or not lol :D
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Enotus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very great! ^^ But how do you put it on? I don't see any buttons or zippers
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha it are sneeky little pushbuttons actually, hidden on the inside (on the lining) :D
Thanks for the nice comments btw ^^
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