I love this fabric so much I've bought it all

jacket detail 1 Whenever I'm visiting my parents in Leuven and we actually make it to the city, I try to sneek into Pauli, my favorite fabric store. Pauli has been in business for over 50 years and they still have a huge amount of fabrics to choose from and the experience that goes with 50 years of business. They literally have the whole range of fabrics from expensive silks to polka dotted quilting cottons and designer wool. On my last trip I planned on only bringing some jersey for Netties home. But next to the plain jerseys was this really cool three-dimensional ponte knit. I knew I had to have it. My original plan was a dress, but after I found out there was only 4 metres left on the bolt, I bought everything. At €12.50/m it wasn't too expensive + they graciously gave me a discount. (Thanks!) After seeing Anneke in a really pretty blazer jacket I decided that my first make from this fabric would be a blazer. I didn't want to go through all of the muslin fuss, so I decided to go for an old fashioned pattern rub-off of my favorite RTW cropped blazer. This way I was sure it would fit my the way I wanted to . Jacket 1 The original design had two patch pockets and one faux welt pocket on the upper left side. I topstitched the frontseams and the backseams as well as the patch pockets. I used RTW techniques to make this jacket. I didn't thought that horsehair canvas would do a stretch fabric any good. jacket 2 jacket 3 Materials
  • shell fabric: Ponte Knit (Pauli)
  • lining: plain black jersey (Pauli, leftover from my Nettie)
  • interfacing : black stretch cotton interfacing (Market)
  • buttons: black plastic (Veritas)
jacket detail 2 jacket detail 3 I can't wait to get strated on a dress in this fabric since I think that will be EPIC. I'm still considering a pattern but it might be another Elisalex with a lowered neckline for epic party proportions. If you have other great ideas, let me know!
PS: I'm selling my Malu Coat! If anyone's interested, please drop me a line at contacthanne@gmail.com

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