When we left off I was taking those five mock up coats to Sarah Veblen for fitting and design help. As always, Sarah helps me clarify my instincts and also saves me from countless hours trying to make something work that just won't. We agreed to toss out one coat entirely, the Vogue 2598. That clever saddleback back can be captured with a better pattern in the future. The other four are keepers, with some pattern adjustments (yet to be made.)
|Rasberry/merlot Wool Melton|
|Brown Wool blend with charcoal tweedy reverse side|
|A novelty wool blend with sparkle|
|Classis wool herringbone|
This first coat will not be a full out vintage tailoring project but I am fascinated by the thought and care that does go into a couture custom coat or jacket.
Next up, collar decisions. In the meantime, I hope your holidays were wonderful and the New Year is full of promise and happiness.
|What, Santa said I have too much fabric?|