Friday, 11 December 2015

Production News - Story of a Jacket


With just the right amount of Bette Lynch - this animal faux fur jacket is the party season MUST have. Here at House of Foxy - we feel like proud parents and want to share the story of its making.

I have in my collection of vintage clothing, a lovely and very wearable lightweight 50s jacket. Its warm but not cumbersome and goes with everything. Its starting to get overworked and because of its merits, i decided it would be a great addition to our range AND would be most helpful for all our customers who tend to love the same things as me ;-)

So after further research and the discovery of a fabulous faux fur fabric with a low pile, the new 50s Cute Swing jacket was born. See a similar style from butte rick below.


 Now - we don't like faux fur at our production unit - the fibres get everywhere and clog up the machines. We made this costly mistake before - so this fabric was perfect, it is furry but has a low pile. We also liked the slightly lower key leopard print - not a full on Bette Lynch. non UK readers - google it ;-)



From a design feature point of view - we wanted this cute jacket to be different from our very popular 50s Shawl Swing coat. This jacket is 5 inches shorter, has bracelet length sleeves rather than full length and one button fastening at the collar rather than the open style. We chose a curved collar because it hugs the neck in that snuggly way and reminded me of snaps of marilyn in the early 50s with Joe Dimaggio. (I daren't add any pics because they are really hot on charging people for use)


The buttons is a simple faceted style in bronze/black and is, as ever, from a British supplier. We were going to go sparkly but we felt this was more elegant.

Basically - we are really thrilled with this jacket. Its lightweight but top quality and we hope to make in some heavier colours.

Is there a colour way/style you would like to see in our collection? Email us or message through Facebook - because we would LOVE to know!

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  2. What an interesting blog. I thought it was fascinating to read how you get an idea for a particular piece of clothing and then look for the fabric, make alterations, pick out the buttons. I have to say that you did a fabulous job on this jacket. Style, fabric, buttons, everything. I am going to look for it in your shop right now. I do remember Marilyn photographs with the round collar and it was cute. What I like about the fabric is that it gives a hint of the leopard skin coats of the past but it really is classier, I think, with this soft pile.
    Ginene
    from Richmond, IL, USA

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  3. What an interesting blog. I thought it was fascinating to read how you get an idea for a particular piece of clothing and then look for the fabric, make alterations, pick out the buttons. I have to say that you did a fabulous job on this jacket. Style, fabric, buttons, everything. I am going to look for it in your shop right now. I do remember Marilyn photographs with the round collar and it was cute. What I like about the fabric is that it gives a hint of the leopard skin coats of the past but it really is classier, I think, with this soft pile.
    Ginene
    from Richmond, IL, USA

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