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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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LadyStardust-on-mars Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice! I love the lace details, they are gentle, not screaming.
Also taffeta=win. It's one of the best fabric's in the world.
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha it is, isn't it :D It always gives such a pretty and subtile dark tone and feeling to the fabriccolour, without being too in-your-face.
Plus, it's really cheap if you buy it at the right place (leve stoffenspektakelbeurs :D), and it's quite easy to sew with (especially for seams) not at aaall like velvet or whatever xD that's just plain hell
So anyway, thhanks for the nice comment :) always like to get some insight in what is right/wrong/could be better ^^ A bit of constructive critique is a bit more helpful then the nicely ment but not so helpful 'this is pretty' :D
En je bent nog van Nederland ook, ook altijd handig om te weten :D
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LadyStardust-on-mars Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ik gebruik het ook heel vaak. Het is wel jammer dat het iets te syntetisch aanvoelt. Gewoon basis taffeta is idd goedkoop, maar de leuke geborduurde zijn wel iets prijzig.

Ja van Nederland. Ik ga ook altijd naar de Elf (en castlefest).
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh leuk :D En inderdaad, de geborduurde taft is al wel wat duurder =/ Afhankelijk voor wat je het wil gebruiken is het iig een hele geweldige stof ^^
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MissChubi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, I'm in love with this jacket/vest top! So lovely ♡♡♡
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ahh thank you so much :D I really like the pattern myself too ^^ Just a shame it looks so silly if you're wearing a 'normal' skirt underneath, it really has to be a skirt that's already really widening from the hips or otherwise the bottom of the jacket sticks out a bit too far to still look elegant :D
And I only have this (bought) skirt that's wide enough, and I can't seem to find a pattern to make one like this myself =/ I only know of one and it's a retro skirt from the sixties but they only sell it online and they charge a lot to send it yo your home -_- so nevermind :roll: so typical :D
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MissChubi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ooh, I see what you mean. But that jacket's way to pretty to be worn with "normal clothes" anyways, imo.
Aw, that's lame about the pattern. Hm.. I'm not sure how detailed the skirt is.. but maybe you could lay it out and try and make the pattern yourself? I'll admit I've done that a few times in the past :3
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes I was thinking about that, but it really has quite an amount of ruffles below the waistband so if you were to comletely dismember the skirt I think it would easily give about half a meter extra :o so that probably isn't the best way to do it, certainly if you haven't got that much insight in patterndrawing yourself anyway, like I have :p Or don't have xD
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MissChubi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, I see. Well, hm. I don't know then /: Maybe altering a pre-existing pattern? Hm. I can't really see the whole skirt so I'm not sure how difficult it'd be /:
Oh, don't underestimate yourself! D: You'd be surprised at how un-scary pattern-making can actually be ^_^
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha yes I'll see, something always eventually comes up that solves the problem ^^
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great job as always! I love the colors and details :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :D
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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shamedgeeky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
very pretty :)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :D Though I didn't really create this from scratch, so I ought to thank Truly Victorian patterns instead ^^
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