Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Silk Kimono Jacket

Today's feature is this silk faille kimono jacket.  

The jacket is an open style with short, wide pagoda sleeves.  The fabric is smooth, soft, and fairly plain.  Interest is created by cording machine sewn down in intricate designs.  Look at that detail!

Shaping is only at the side seams--no darts or princess seams.   The front of the jacket is rounded and comes down into a 90 degree angle.  The black band goes all around the edge of the hem, center front, and up around the back of the neck.  The seams are finished French seams, and there is no lining in the jacket. 

The hemline is higher in the back than in the front, and there is more fullness in the back which seems to indicate that the jacket was worn over a skirt from the Edwardian era.    

There is no identifying information with this garment, and it does not appear to be a part of a set.  It is in excellent shape.  

Question for our readers--

With what would you imagine this jacket was paired?

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