Bob Mackie's Santa Fe Dream Embroidered 3/4 Sleeve Jacket
I purchased the brown jacket which has some of my favorite colors in the design. I have tried several pants with it and have not been able to match the brown tone. I've tried it with khaki, but don't really like the look with my figure. Would love to carry the dominant color from head to toe. Even so, I love and wear most of my Bob Mackie garments frequently.
Thank goodness I can sew
I ordered the brown XS. I would say it runs a little large. I like the colors of the embroidery against the brown...but that's about it. As others have said, the fabric is extremely stiff. I washed mine 3 times and it only helped a little. I think the reason that fabric was chosen was to support the heavy embroidery. Being a seamstress I know there could have been softer options. Now about the embroidery. It is extremely scratchy on the inside against your skin. Especially the gold threads. IMO this jacket should have been softer and lined. The reason I decided to keep it is because I'm sewing in a partial lining and I'm also going to add some of my own beadwork and switch out the buttons to make it work for me.
SENT IT BACK . . .
ORDINARILY ALL THE BOB MACKIE ITEMS I HAVE PURCHASED ON QVC, I LOVE. THE EMBROIDERED DESIGN IS MAGNIFICENT...BUT I COULD NOT GET PAST THE FABRIC. THE FABRIC COLOR IS FANTASTIC (PURPLE), AGAIN THE FABRIC QUALITY WAS ROUGH, STIFF, SCRATCHY, SHREDDING, BUTTON ALREADY CAME OFF, & IT WRINKLES TOO MUCH FOR ME. I GAZED AT IT ALOT (SUCH GORGEOUS COLORS IN THE DESIGN AGAINST THE PURPLE), BUT NEVER WORE IT, FABRIC WAS TOO RIGID AND UNFORGIVING. BOB THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER FABRIC CHOICE THAT CAN SUPPORT YOUR LOVELY "SANTA FE" DESIGN.
I love Bob Mackie's southwest styles and had my eye on this for some time but the denim was out of stock so when it re-appeared I grabbed one up. Love everything about it. The denim is lightweight and very soft. Good all season purchase.
Love this jacket. The embroidery is beautiful. So many beautiful colors. I got the olive and hope to get another color someday.
Great for casual or dressy
The first time I wore this to the theater, I got several compliments from strangers. Like all Bob's fashions, it fit perfectly. I could buy everything Bob creates.
Not for the Timid
These jackets are Bob Mackie all the way...his designs are always Statement Pieces and get attention! I bought the Spice and the Denim and enjoy both with jeans and boots. They are lighter weight than many jackets, for layering. Great for the mild Winter season in the South; and useful as a Sweater Weight garment because they fit nicely under coats while in Snow Country. It is fun to see Bob's artwork still being enjoyed by all ages. Many do not know his extensive history of dressing so many Greats, but his Wearable Art is a collectible item for me.
I didn't love this jacket. A little too much and the fit wasn't as expected. Not very flattering.
Love the design....
Love the design from about the bust up it looks beautiful but it goes downhill from there. Fabric is more then a little stiff, sizing is off, fit more like a maternity top which for me does not work. Sorry but its a return for me.
Another statement jacket from none other than Bob Mackey! I have purchased three (3) of them (Black, Purple, Denim) and absolutely love each of them! Each one of them has its own personality and I have received many compliments on each of the jackets. Keep 'em coming Bob! Just love all your things!
In Your Dreams
Ordered the brown and thought it looked so nice on the models.....BUT, received it and immediately packed it back up and sent back. I am petite and ordered Bob Mackie item before and hoped this would work....NOT!
Ordered medium...way too long and not proportioned to fit me. Packaging was great. Material was stiff and not comfortable. Would not even look nice unbuttoned and tank underneath. Something was amiss.
Sorry Bob Mackie that I am not a "Miss America"....Your items aren't made for a petite in height. My Santa Fe Dream is over.
This is a beautiful eye popping jacket...but, is too oversize. I ordered my usual size, but it was at least one or possibly two sizes too big. Also, would prefer full length sleeves. The 3/4 length did not balance out the jacket well.