Monday, September 25, 2006

Black and White, Black and Red

The Sewing Room
1 vintage project and one new project, until all the vintage projects are history, either made up or trashed.
The new project: a black and white jacket. The Donna Karan is currently for sale at Neiman Marcus for $2600. I'm using it loosely for inspiration, I love the portrait collar, don't need the double breasted. Currently I'm deciding between the Marfy jacket, zip front, or the OOP Vogue Oscar de la Renta jacket, button front.

This is the start of my fall wardrobe planning. I have black pants, and have numerous black wools for skirts/pants/dresses.
to be updated and continued post mini-vacay trip, Oct 10 or so.

14 comments:

lorinda said...

Love the new project. I think I'm feeling the button, not the zipper, love if you ask me. (But you didn't). ;)

patsijean said...

Regarding the new project, I love the Oscar de la Renta jacket.

tatjana said...

I agree with the others, definitely buttons. I find zippers take away from the elegance of a classic jacket. They're a too modern looking element somehow.

Jae said...

I realize that both are an artist's rendering of the real thing. But, the Marfy is the one that really caught my eye. If you don't want to do a zipper, could you make a placket(?) to cover the gap and use clasps?

Mary, Mary... said...

I've been on a sewing binge(probably due to sit-on-my-butt all summer and go up a size binge) as well. I love the Oscar but the Marfy is also nice. You could use a rhinestone zipper or a heavy duty industrial black plastic one for punk effect. What will you wear under it? Does that help? Ironic Tale gave me flashbacks--good luck!

Marina said...

I don't know about you but when I wear zippered tops, I'm forced to stand straight. Any other position and the front "pops" as the zipper is not flexible enough.

For that reason, I would go with buttons.

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Marji- This may be an odd question, but where do you get to wear all those amazing clothes?

I'm lucky if I wear a denim skirt to the grocery store, y'know?

Becky said...

I'd go with the buttons, even though a zipper is easier. I think the lay-down collar will work much better than the stand-up version. These will make some very nice jackets.

Dipsy D. said...

Yep, I'll join the chorus: Buttons! I can't believe how gorgeous this b/w-jacket is, so amazingly elegant!

Carrie K said...

Wardrobe planning?

Oh, that looks so elegant!

Buttons require buttonholes though. Oh, sewn ones! Buttons then. They offer more options.

DeeAnn said...

I'm with Jae, the Marfy all the way - with placket and corset hooks, gauchos, stilleto boots and runway attititude :)

I actually had to watch that show because you mentioned it - how fun is that! and the pressure, whoa.

rebecca said...

That is going to be a fall wardrobe with zing! Does making snazzy clothes encourage you to find occasions to wear them?

Lynne said...

That jacket is stinkin fantastic! Marji, what an inspiration...I haven't knitted a garment in years, and I used to make all of my own clothes. I love that pattern. Thanks for sharing.
Oh, and thanks for sharing the beautiful alpaca, too!

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