Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fall Inspiration...

I've started looking at the Fall 2015 Folklorica Trend and found this fantastic trench:

This is the Burberry Prorsum trench coat and you really should head over to Neiman Marcus and check out the details.  This coat is suede and only retails for $7,500.00.  Yes, this is one of those items that you could duplicate if you chose.  Here's the back detail:

What do you think of the fringe?  I suppose that the fringe is the big trend item.  I'm not sure how I feel about the fringe for myself but it is certainly a fun detail.  This looks like a fairly classic trench coat and the only one I can think of that is an exact duplicate of the Burberry trench (with cup sizing added of course) is the Barbara's Trench by Silhouette Patterns:

The pattern maker stated that she actually duplicated a Burberry Trench for this pattern.  What about the fringe?  Well, Peggy at Silhouette Patterns has done a couple of videos this summer on how to add the fringe.  Hope on over to the Silhouette Patterns youtube channel and check out it out.

Hope you inspired to make something beautiful for yourself.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, July 16, 2015


It's time to look forward to fall fashions and I found this lovely coat:

This is the Gucci Leather Single-breasted Coat.  I just love it!  However, I don't love the price which is $5,600.00.  I wonder how many skins it would take to recreate this lovely coat.  I suppose you don't really need to use skins a faux leather of some type would probably be just fine.  Here's a pattern that would give a similar look:

This is the Dakota Duster by Serendipity Studio.  It would give a similar look to the inspiration coat and faux suede is listed as one of the fabrics.

Let's move on the jacket under the coat:

Doesn't this look like a classic blazer pattern?  I don't think that it is really a classic jacket but it certainly looks nice.  This is the Gucci Kaleidoscope Light Wool Single-Breasted Blazer.  Price tag:  $1750.00.  Here's a similar jacket:

This is Kwik Sew 3715.  This is a classic lined blazer pattern.  The difference I see between the inspiration photo and the Kwik Sew pattern is the lapel is slightly different and the pockets are lower.  Let's move to the pants: 

This is the Gucci Kaleidoscope Wool 1960s skinny pant.  These pants have a 7" leg opening.  Price tag:  $795.00.   Here's a pattern that would give you a similar look:

This is the Clover slim pant pattern by Colette.

Hope you're inspired to make something wonderful for fall.

Happy Stitching!