Wednesday, 20 November 2019

A blazer + Leather skirt + Silk Cami = Melbourne FROCKTAILS 2019

Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top

MELBOURNE FROCKTAILS TIME!

Melbourne Frocktails, organised by the fabulous Shelley and Lisa, has quickly become the anticipated sewing highlight of the year!
It's a night of socialising, fabric stroking and dressing up in a me-made outfit of your choice.

THIS YEAR I made:
  • A tailored blazer, complete with full canvas interfacing, pad stitching and hand stitched everything
  • A leather skirt and
  • A silk cami.
So, you know, just kept it casual, obvs.

Here's a few pics from the night, posing with my sewing bestie, Leisl from the blog Jorth
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Photo by Samara Clifford Photography
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Photo by Samara Clifford Photography
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Photo by Samara Clifford Photography
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Photo by Samara Clifford Photography
The Blazer

It's Burda 6875, in View B in a size 12 (with modifications) that I shortened by 10cm.

THE FABRIC is an incredibly stunning (stunning!!) 210gms silk wool blend (51% silk/49% wool) from Mood Fabrics in colour 'Whisper White'
The fabric has a tight weave and the true colour is more of an ivory than a white.

The jacket is lined with a decadent 22mm silk satin from Tessuti Fabrics in Ivory

I recently made my FIRST EVER tailored jacket and I was so in love with the creative process and the final result, that I immediately dived into making my SECOND ONE.

Most of this jacket is HAND SEWN and comes with the following:
  • Pad stitched lapels and under-collar
  • Silk organza back stay
  • Double welt pockets with flaps
  • Hand sewn lining
  • Sleeve heads and shoulder pads
  • Full canvas interfacing - Soft Hair Canvas from Spotlight Stores
  • Canvas (hair cloth) sleeve and hem interfacing
  • Bound buttonhole closure
  • Wool felt under collar, fell stitched in place. Wool felt from Two Blue Birdies
  • Ventred and mitred sleeve hems
  • Silk thread for all hand stitching
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top

Changes:
  • Hand stitched the under collar and upper collar to the gore line and lapels by hand
  • Added a single welt, breast pocket
  • Shortened length of jacket by 10cm
  • Curved the front of jacket facing hem to mimic a suit jacket and not a coat
  • Lengthened the sleeve vents to 11cm
  • Added a back stay
  • Added twill tape to roll line of lapel
  • Changed from a two button closure to a one button closure and lowered the position of the button closure slightly.
You can check out my photo heavy post with all the details of how I constructed my tailored blazers here: 'Inside the Tailored Jacket -  Taking a Look at the Couture Construction of Burda 6875'

Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top

The Skirt

The skirt is SELF DRAFTED with a centre front seam and a waistband.

It's made with black nappa leather from Leffler Leather Merchant and is closed with a metal zipper down the centre back.

I MADE THE HEM OF THE SKIRT BACK 2cm's longer than the front of the skirt, grading out from the side seam. I've found that my bigger bottom tends to lift the hem the skirt, and adding the extra length meant that the hem line looked completely straight all the way around!

Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top

The Cami

It's the Kate Bias Top by Just Patterns (my third!) in a beautiful floaty silk satin from Home Craft Fabrics

You can see my other two versions (and reviews) of the Kate Bias Top here and here

Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top

Final Thoughts

My heart is full meeting and catching up with wonderful, like minded people. The ladies really put on an amazing night with some fabulous sponsors and I was so impressed at the quality and variety of wonderful me-made clothing.

Melbourne, you are awesome!!!

You can check out my blog post for my First Tailored Blazer here:

You can check out my blog post detailing how I constructed my tailored jacket here:


Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top
Julia Bobbin me made - Burda 6875 Blazer + Leather Skirt + Kate Bias Top

2 comments:

  1. I am in love with both your jackets! And you wear them so well! Beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you so much Sheri! I appreciate your kind comment! :)

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