Bob Mackie's Embroidered Dragon Motif Zip Front Shirt
After many good experiences with Bob Mackie items, this shirt was a disappointment. I have worn it once and after putting it on, noted that seams on the front were unraveled. I am a good seamstress, but would prefer not to have to mend a brand new item.
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I bought the purple and the red. The embroidery is breathtakingly gorgeous. I wasn't crazy about the polyester fabric; however, it did have the same look as silk but definitely not the feel and fluidity of silk. I received many compliments when wearing this one. Men seemed to really like the dragon, but women did too. My hubby said that I stole the fashion stage when I wore the purple one to a birthday class reunion party. I would love to see beautiful embroidery like this one on a button-styled jacket with a different motif. I love the length. I am 5' 1" and want my bum covered. I cuffed the sleeve, and it looked elegant. I will wear the red one for a Christmas party. I'm certain it will be a show-stopper too. Please bring more beautifully embroidered items with embroidered covered buttons like you used to make.
You finally got me.
I never really thought I would buy anything from QVC, but my partner's mother is a big fan, and thus I saw this, and couldn't resist when it went on clearance -- I am a faith leader and love dragons. And my fave color is purple, though if money were no object I might get the black and gray/silver as well.
And the extra sequins and rhinestone is a nice touch.
And hey -- it's Bob Mackie! Once upon a time I had shortish dressyish dress of his, in red, from a thrift shop.
Though FYI that this is cut so big that I still wonder if I'd be better off with an XS instead of the S I have or the M I returned.
And I agree that the zipper isn't great, at least design wise -- but I will probably always have it unzipped, and can replace the pull if I want -- maybe with a dragon.
I love Bob Mackie creations .. but, this one has been sent back. I thought the fabric would be pleasing to the touch .. it was not. Fabric was stiff and thin. Poor construction.
Delighted with my dragons
I bought the slate grey dragon jacket several years ago, and when the price dropped, I returned for the black and the royal purple. I love the royal purple color and the very bright turquoise sequins. I didn't think I would like the black nearly as well because in the online photo, the black looks dusty. The black, once I received it, was not dusty-looking at all and I am very pleased with it, too.
One of the main reasons that I went back for the black and royal purple jackets is that I think these are not only great fun to wear, but also because I think a jacket like this is a real collector's item. Bob Mackie is just not doing much of this type of embroidery any more--what I mean by that is that the embroidery covers a lot of surface area.
I loved this jacket from the moment I cast eyes on it. It reminds me of the dragon parades in San Francisco. The only thing I don't like is the very obvious zipper pull, but I am not the first person to have pointed out that the pull is unattractive because it really sharply contrasts with the colors of the jacket, especially the darker shades. I was tempted to give the jacket only four stars because of the zipper pull, but, in the greater all, I am delighted with my dragons--all three of them!
Nothing but compliments
Bought the black, and wore to a reception yesterday. Love the pockets, the fit and the lightness in summer. Wore unzipped with a silky black tank underneath. Got a lot of compliments, especially from guys.
Absolutely stunning in Red. I just might come back for the Purple. Beautiful!
even the tissue paper was nice! the embrodery on this is AMAZING !! it's more of a NICE piece...the zipper sorta makes it casual. better without it or with toggle closeures. but it's WONDERFUL !
Really GORGEOUS !!!
Beautiful workmanship !
Just got the RED and also the PURPLE...as I just couldn't decide. Could have ordered Black too, of course.
Really lovely. Fit is PERFECT----right on for my usual size.
We travel a lot....and go to a number of dressy evenings.......so will be putting this with dressy black separates......but also over white jeans and little glittery flat sandals. VERY versatile !! Love the fabric. So rich.
Thanks again BOB !!
PLEASE design a new pattern using this EXACT PATTERN. SAME fabric....new colors....new embroidery. Its a winner.
Everywhere I go when I wear the red I have strangers ask me where did I get that jacket. I'm proud to say its a Bob Mackie from QVC. The fit is perfect and looks like a million bucks. I'm waiting for the silver to come back in stock. Thanks Bob Mackie
I purchased this in purple. It is beautiful! The dragon in the back is very eye catching. The jacket does run a little small but still fits. I hope it doesn't shrink when cleaned up. Love Bob Mackie's designs. He is so creative and has lots of imagination in his designs. Can't wait for his fall/winter collection.
Thanks Mr. Mackie.
This shirt is gorgeous. It fits great and I am a plus size. I will definitely buy Bob Mackie again. Just love it!!!