Thursday, April 19, 2007

Basted Coat


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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.



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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.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! Liana, this coat is going to be absolutely wonderful...it is already! What fun.

Anonymous said...

To think that that beautiful coat started as a paper draping and now has come to life as fabric... really wonderful, Liana. Good job.

Elaray said...

This coat will be stunning! Everything is working well together! Please continue to post your progress.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coat Liana! You're tall enough to pull that look off.
Claudine

Kathleen C. said...

It's looking great! I can't wait to see your final choices.
I've really enjoyed reading about your experiences at the workshop.
I went to UNL for grad school (costume design) and had a couple of classes with Dr. Hillstead. He was a very good teacher and so knowledgable.

touran said...

Goodness! Regal is the first word that came to me. What a beautiful, grand design.

Vicki said...

Liana, this is looking really really good. Love the back, collar and the idea for the hem.