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.