Liz from Designer Fabrics Australia has gifted me with this wonderful fabric. How lucky am I?!
I love that it came in a Mood Bag too.
It’s an Oscar de la Renta double-faced wool, linen and mohair blend, woven houndstooth with metallic threads and a dark brown laminated back.
Liz said that this was a runway fabric. I spent a pleasant hour or so on Style.com finding it.
According to Nicole Phelps on Style.com: “From beginning to end, and day to night, the collection sparkled. A houndstooth sheath glinted with crystal embroidery; a cardigan (of which there were many covetable varieties) came trimmed with chains and stones; and tweed coats were laminated so that they resembled crinkly patent leather.”
Edited to add: I found another coat in this fabric in the same collection:
Oscar’s creations look like they might be unlined and with raw edges or lapped seams.
I like both these looks, but I’m not convinced I could hide that much of the beautiful houndstooth on the inside.
Even though it is almost summer here and I have a simple cotton shift dress on the go, I’m dreaming of a winter cape, or a long winter coat.
BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111
Perhaps with the laminated side on that gorgeous collar, or the other way round? This style might be a bit too lady-like for a lot of laminated tweed. Or perhaps that’s just what it needs to make it less sweet.
BurdaStyle 08/2012 #101
With laminated side on the collar and lapels?
BurdaStyle 10/2013 #103
Several options here: blocking, or just the front button band as the contrast
BurdaStyle 09/2010 #120.
Not so many good options to show both sides, but I do love this pattern.
BurdaStyle 08/2011 #112
Unlined, with the laminated side inside
BurdaStyle 10/2011 #101
Unlined, so the laminated side would show in the hood or the other way around. There are blocking options here too: laminated inner panel and houndstooth wings.
Please help me out here
- Coat or cape?
- Which pattern?
- Mostly laminated on the outside or mostly tweed?
- Can I get away without lining this?
- And how lucky am I?