Monday, November 25, 2013

Carolina Herrera Turquoise Silk/Wool Take Two



Remember this kimono jacket


Well, as I stated on the original post, it was an injustice to the gorgeous fabric from Mood Fabrics' .
Mood Fabrics' silk and wool fabric made into Datura Blouse

So I did some evaluating and searching through all my patterns.  I didn't really have much extra yardage, so I completely un-stitched the jacket.




I went with the Deer and Doe Datura Blouse 

which I made on this post.

Here is the front of the blouse, the bodice is gathered a bit funny.  I think it is from handling the fabric so much.

here is the yoke

now the back, I had to piece it to get a section large enough to cut out the two backs.  The two sides look symmetrical, so I am calling it a design feature.

I ran out of thread when hemming this top, so I used some silver snaps I had in my stash.

This top is sooooo much better than the kimono jacket.  It looks better and is so much more "me".



Now what do you think?  I love this pattern, love this fabric and love this color on me.  Is that too many loves in one sentence?  It might be my mood tonight, my babies are home from college for Thanksgiving week.  It is so nice to have them here and it is exceptionally nice to listen to them chat and catch up.

Here is one more picture, I was experimenting with my external flash on my camera

So this was my save for November, I am so happy I rescued this fabric from a garment I would of never worn.

Thanks to Sarah for all the refashioning inspiration.

35 comments:

  1. Well done! Just the right amount of colour for you! Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I am so happy with the results.

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  2. Great save. I'm sure you will get lots of wear out of this top.

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    1. Thanks, I think it will become a favorite

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  3. The new top is lovely and definitely your style. Kuddos to you for having the guts to cut up the jacket!

    Karen

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    1. Thanks so much, it took me a bit of agonizing over cutting up the jacket but I just went for it. So happy I did.

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  4. she shoots, she scores!!! love it on you, especially paired with that necklace, perfect little chic top.

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    1. Oh, yes, and this one might have been a 3 pt shot at the buzzer! Much better, thank you so much.

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  5. Yay! I love this! This is way more you than the jacket was (and I can see that you love this color-- I can see other objects in the same color behind you in the indoors photo!)! Great save!!!

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    1. Yes, this color is all over my house, it is a favorite. Thank so much.

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  6. I really like it a lot Lori - great save! The color is definitely you! Enjoy all your babies home, such joy in a mama's heart.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa, it is one of my fav colors. Yes, it makes my heart full.

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  7. Lovely! Such a pretty colour!

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  8. Great save ! And I agree, so much more you than the jacket and I see you getting a lot of wear out of this. I think I need that pattern.

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    1. Thanks so much, it is a great pattern. You are right I will wear this so much.

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  9. Your top is so you! Glad you could make something else from the fabric as I understand how it is to make something from fabric you love but garment made does not work for you! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, It is frustrating to use great fabric the wrong way. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  10. Hooray! This fabric is too lovely to end up a wadder, so I'm glad you refashioned it into something so perfect!

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    1. Yes, you are right, Laura, it is a great top from great fabric.

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  11. I'm so glad you were able to remake this into something you'll get a lot of wear out of. The color is so pretty. I love both versions that you've made of this pattern and I finally took your advice from your last post and just bought the pattern!

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    1. I am so happy, too, thanks. So happy you ordered the pattern, enjoy.

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  12. Great save .. and gorgeous color. I think you're right about the
    extra handling .. looks like very delicate fabric, and it's still lovely.

    ~Joy~

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    1. Thanks, Joy, it is delicate.

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  13. That top is so cute! The back is interesting.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy, the back is fun.

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  14. Nice save! and more your style :-) I know how great it is to have the kids home, mine will be coming in Tues & Wed, can't wait!

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    1. Yes, much more me. It is great to have them home, enjoy all your kids home and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  15. Lori, I love the transformation! Thanks for the mention as well :)

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    1. Thanks, you are always so inspiring.

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  16. Lori, I love the transformation! Thanks for the mention as well :)

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  17. Much better! The blouse is great and the color is just right on you!

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    1. Thanks, Pam, I am so happy with the new top.

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  18. It is such a great color. Looks really nice. YAY!

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    1. Thanks, Kyle, I appreciate it.

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