Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jackie Kennedy's Leopard Coat

I was asked to make this commission a while ago.  It took me a long time to get around to making it because I wanted to make it at the same time I was working on some other leopard fashions.

I am really happy with how it turned out.

 I don't have any exact dates when these photos were taken, but I fugure they are from the early 1960's.
As much as I like this backdrop, I seam to have a problem getting it to photograph straight.
I made a little black knit dress to be worn under the coat.
I chose "Candied Lavender" Gene to be my model.  I like her hair, but I wish her makeup was a little more nuteral.
This is the first time I have used a zipper in my fashions.  It was a lot faster than sewing on all those snaps.
Because the dress is knit, and the coat isn't fitted, it fits the 16" Poppy Parkers great.
This was "Spring Morning's" first time modeling.  I think she is lovely.
This outfit fits the Tonner doll also.
Jackie Kennedy wore this coat a lot.  I don't think any First Lady would ever wear a coat like this today.



I included a hat, scarf, and gloves with this outfit.
If you are interested in purchasing this pattern click here.

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