These are not the worlds greatest photos, but I am so excited to have finished on time that I couldn't wait! I will try and get some better ones when I am at the wedding on Friday.
Coat - BWOF 02/2008-125 in silk dupioni interlined with silk organza and topstitched in a red/brown thread to co-ordinate with the crosswise threads running through the turquoise silk. The coat is unlined so all the seam allowances are turned under and slipstitched to the organza interlining. The coat is unlined and other people have made this very successfully with a Hong Kong seam finish, but since I was underlining with silk organza to minimise wrinkling in my fabric I made use of that. It took an age before I could even start sewing pieces together but was well worth the time, I really love the finished coat. I wish I had taken some photos during construction, it was amazing how it completely changed the look of the coat when adding the topstitching on the hem and also adding in the shirring at the waist.
Top - bodice of dress BWOF 11/2007-125 in silk brocade. This is a vintage inspired pattern and has sleeve gussets at the underarm - pretty tricky to do in a very ravelly fabric I can tell you. I also added a centre front seam and put the invisible zipper in so it opens from the bottom of the garment.
Skirt - OOP Vogue 2218, just a basic pencil skirt - also in the silk brocade.
The shoe obsessed among you may notice that I am having a shoe dilemma. I found the perfect style shoe at Vicki's favourite HK shoe shop - Vickie's! Now if I had got my act together 2 weeks ago they could have made me some in brown and they didn't have any in stock so I bought 2 pairs in completely clashing colours that I know I will wear with other things. I actually quite like both, but please let me have your votes - purple or grey?
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You are going to be the best-dressed guest at the wedding! That coat... *sigh* I've loved everyone's version and yours is no exception. Great idea to line with silk organza to minimize wrinkling.ReplyDelete
As for the shoes, I really think they both work, I can't decide either!
First can I just say that I am in love with this outfit! It is absolutely fantastic and you are going to look amazing at the wedding!!!!ReplyDelete
Second of course I have an opinion on the shoes - I like the purple ones!
I hope you have an awesome time in that amazing dress!
Oh, LOVE the whole outfit! You did a super job on it. Cute, cute, cute. I know the shoes choice is between gray or purple, but do you by chance have any dressy brown pumps? I think the outfit is so beautiful, it would be a shame to attract the eye away from it with clashing shoes. Oh, well, that's my 2 cents. Have fun at the wedding. I'm sure you'll be feeling like a million bucks.ReplyDelete
WOW you look fantastic! It came out AWESOME!ReplyDelete
I'd go for the darker shoes :) (actually, I'd wear magenta shoes, but that's me :)
In the pictures, it actually looks like the grey match perfectly, so I don't really know. I think the purple are more fun and just plain harder to find, so maybe those? Great job on the outfit!ReplyDelete
You look superb!ReplyDelete
Oh wow!! Absolutely beautiful. You must be so happy with the outfit, it really is stunning. I think the purple shoes as they have more depth of colour to match the depth of the brown. Both shoes are gorgeous...sigh...I think I need new shoes AND to do some sewing.ReplyDelete
Your outfit is gorgeous and you looks positively stunning. You are going to rock that wedding!ReplyDelete
Put my vote in for the purple shoes too.
Gorgeous outfit!! Like everyone else I'm totally in love with it. You are going to knock them dead at the wedding.ReplyDelete
As for the shoes I'd probably go with the purple. The mis-match looks more deliberate IYKWIM.
great outfit, so beautiful!ReplyDelete
That is an utterly gorgeous coat and dress. And you sewed it so fast! Truly inspiring.ReplyDelete
This is an amazing outfit and you look gorgeous in it! I'd definitely go for the purple pumps!ReplyDelete
That was lickety split and gorgeous too! I say go with the gray shoes. You're going to look amazing!ReplyDelete
What a stunning ensemble! I like the purple shoes best, I think, though both look lovely. :)ReplyDelete
GORGEOUS!! I love everything about this outfit and I you look absolutely stunning!ReplyDelete
As for the shoes, I can't make up my mind either... I'm loving gray shoes (I've just bought a pair of gray booties, lol), so I'm picking the grey pair!
Spectacular! You'll be just perfect! I guess I chose the grey shoes.ReplyDelete
I vote for the purple shoes. Definitely!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love the coat. It's gorgeous!
That coat is gorgeous!!! It is on my todo list. Definitely go with purple shoes.ReplyDelete
the coat and dress look wonderful!ReplyDelete
Wowza! The colours are beautiful! Great outfit!ReplyDelete