The Art of Darkness

“Cascading Flowers” Jacket

June 3rd, 2009 by Cobwebs

JacketThis one isn’t original; Maggie did a version based on this one, but since I used a different method to make my flowers I figured it was worth posting a tutorial.

I wanted to make the jacket as a classy wardrobe piece for Shadaughter, but unfortunately she refused to let me make it in black. (She really is the Marilyn to the rest of our family’s Munsters.) So it’s a springy mint-green color, but you can close your eyes and pretend it’s black.

The tutorial for making the flowers is here. I made the jacket out of a lightweight “linen-look” material, but you could also use something heavier like velvet. I’d recommend using a solid color instead of something patterned, and also keep the jacket itself rather plain; that way the ruffles really draw the eye.

The flowers are a good project to work on in front of the TV or whenever you have a few free minutes, and they came together much faster than I expected them to (I made the whole jacket in a weekend). They’re also a nice embellishment for hats, and a small cluster of them could be used as an accent for lots of other clothing.

Pretty! Easy! Go try it!

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  1. Pam Says:

    Having seen this jacket…I can say it is absolutely beautiful!!!

    I’m going to do the flowers on a sweater. I have a sweater with a shawl collar, I’m going to use fuschia flowers on the black sweater. Can’t wait!

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