Thursday, April 19, 2007
Here's the coat from the Draping Workshop, in progress. I have basted all the seams except the shoulder-to-wrist sleeve seams. They are simply pinned.
I am kind of pleased with my progress on this coat. It's going to need a lot of careful work on the closure placement, and the sleeves will be narrowed slightly at the underarm. I am planning a plain hem, but not a level one. Right now, I think I may do some leather or Ultrasuede binding on the other edges. The fabric is quite heavy, as I carry the extra skirt around while trying it on, and yet it's light on the shoulders, which I didn't expect.
The CB collar seam is permanently stitched, as is the CB seam in the upper back, and the first few inches in the lower back; the rest of the seam below that is pinned. I think the fabric grain looks good, and rather decorative as well. I wonder about a half-belt in the back that would dip down below the seam, maybe quite a ways. If I do binding, it could be edge-bound as well.