A Garment A Week – Week 34 – 26/08/16
I think it’s worth the wait this week! I definitely took on a big project this week and I’m loving the end result ♥
A big thank you to Angela and her friend for the fabric 🙂 It’s a light furnishing fabric, maybe for cushions or seat covers? But it’s too pretty and perfect for a coat!
The pattern took quite a while to make this week, i used inspiration from a coat I already have and 3-4 pins from pinterest to create the final design. I still didn’t quite get it right in some places but now after making a sample I can adjust the pattern.
The back panel has tucks that are top stitched, the tucks take into account the darts that are usually there so the panel has a slight curve to it. There’s is also a tiny strip under the belt on the lower back as I didn’t get my bodice pattern matching length (oops) but at least it hidden lol.
There are vertical darts in the front bodice but no bust darts. The skirt has two box pleats on the back and one on each side of the front. The front also has a welt pocket on each side. I should have lined the rear of the pocket with the floral fabric so they’re not as obvious as the navy, but it still looks ok.
My belt is a little on the long side maybe I should try tying it in a bow? Or I’ll shorten it. It’s held on with three belt loops.
The sleeves have a tiny dart at the elbow on the back of the sleeve to help with movement and just a simple lined sleeve hem, no cuffs or button splits and nice length, just on the edge of being too long, but perfect for cooler weather.
The lining is a pale blue thicker crepe weave poly cotton. Of which I ran out of lol so the sleeves are lined with a navy poly cotton. I wanted the lining to be a little thicker than a normal acetate/taffeta so it has a bit more warmth, with the floral actually being quite thin.
I think it may need a light shoulder pad just to help fill out the shoulder area and it definitely needs buttons and buttonholes (time to search through the button tins!)
Overall I’m really pleased with the end result and it’ll look awesome with my vintage style dresses that I wear to work.