Savage Silvery Leopard Brocade Coat - Shams

December 19, 2017 by Britex Fabrics 2 comment(s)

img_6435-leopard-coat

img_6322-leopard-coat

Hey! It's Shams from Communing with Fabric with a project made from a stunning Britex fabric! For this project I selected a fabric from the Novelty category, Smoke Striped Leopard Smooth Brocade:

reversible-britex-brocade

This reversible brocade leopard print from Italy is truly a stunning fabric. I wanted to make a coat and quickly settled on Butterick 6385, a Lisette pattern. I made this coat once before for my Paris wardrobe and I have loved wearing that coat.

Besides the beautiful brocade, the coat is lined with black stretch silk charmeuse, and the edges are bound with black stretch silk twill. It closes with covered snaps, though the outer coat features decorative Britex buttons.

img_6261-leopard-coat

img_6395-leopard-coat Worn collar up

This reversible brocade leopard print from Italy is truly a stunning fabric. I wanted to make a coat and quickly settled on Butterick 6385, a Lisette pattern. I made this coat once before for my Paris wardrobe and I have loved wearing that coat.

Besides the beautiful brocade, the coat is lined with black stretch silk charmeuse, and the edges are bound with black stretch silk twill. It closes with covered snaps, though the outer coat features decorative Britex buttons.

img_20171102_104106-ashland-dol

img_6456-leopard-coat

img_20171103_092950-kathryn-brenne-presenting-sleeve

Kathryn setting my sleeve or, as she calls it, "presenting the sleeve to the coat" on the mannequin...

img_4335-roni-sher-pic

...and on  me.

img_6346-leopard-coat

In my size, this coat calls for 3-1/8 yards of fabric and that doesn't inlude extra for pattern matching. I had 3 yards and wanted to use the print symmetrically. I was able to squeeze it out by cutting each pattern piece singly—no cutting while doubled. I used both sides of the gorgeous fabric—most of the coat uses the darker side of the fabric, while the inner and outer collars, the front facings, and the back yoke use the more silvery side.

img_6414-leopard-coat

img_6334-leopard-coat

Thanks to Britex for the beautiful brocade. I purchased all other supplies.


2 Response to Savage Silvery Leopard Brocade Coat - Shams

  • Trish Jakielski says:

    This coat is STUNNING! The use of both sides of the fabric and your information on what pattern you used, how you cut, lined and detailed it was so helpful. Thanks - more of these please!!

    June 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm

  • Deborah Devine says:

    Beautiful coat with just the right amount of tailoring.

    December 24, 2017 at 3:45 am

Comments