Doctor Chrissie Sievers

Vintage Pattern

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I spotted this pattern in Vogue’s vintage pattern section a while ago, and really loved it. By chance Chrissie needed a fab ensemble for some upcoming weddings, and just like that a plan comes together. Christine Sievers specialises in a Middle Stone Age site, Sibudu Cave, in KwaZulu-Natal. Her fashion sense is, of course, enormously more sophisticated than the cave-dwelling community she studies (less sedge is involved, in any case).

 

Also, I just realized that the woman in the picture is grabbing onto a curtain for no apparent reason…

20140926_111133Like so many of my clients, Chrissie was soon overwhelmed by the media attention which caused the uncontrolled expansion of a paparazzi tent city out side her house. We decided to protect her identity from here on in, I mean, it’s all fun to be famous, but you need to get to work at some point!

I did however get a beautiful FEMALE friend of mine, Benjamene, to model this number to ensure I got a good publicity shot

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It boggles my mind to think of all the awesome designs that exist for woman, that simply don’t feature in men’s fashion. The paplets on this jacket for example.

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As well as the amount of detail in general, though I guess the female form is a bit more complicated.

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LOVE how the pink of the shirt sticks out at the back of the jacket

Thanks so much Chrissie, I really loved working with these fabrics and am in LOVE with this vintage jacket!!

BONUS PICS!!!

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 Just before the first fitting

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 Awesome stitching details, compliments of Betty

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Mother of peal buttons, just because I can.

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 TEN!! which is what people will be yelling when they see this ensemble walk around town.

wpid-20140925_215102.jpgCarved wooden buttons, you don’t even want to know how much these things cost.

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