Sunday, May 8, 2011
The bold coat
Well, as you can see, I had a change of mind when it came to my RTW project. I chose another coat (now there's a surprise) and made it more climate and lifestyle friendly by making it in denim.
I liked the idea of this denim very much - polka dots, woven, not printed.
The pattern is Simplicity 2311, which I loved on Elizabeth. I had some doubts about the wisdom of the lapel size on me though. Something Gok said about not adding more to an already generously proportioned area. Mostly though I am concerned by the fit which typically for me with Simplicity is very small on the front (before alterations) and very big on the back.
I really enjoy wearing this coat because it's a lot of fun. When the weather gets greyer it'll come into its own.
The waist band is a bit of a mystery - it doesn't really add any shaping at all but seems to just want to lounge about snuggled into its enormous carrier.
Happy mother's day to all the mums out there. Thank you to Sherry for 'parenting' her sewing babies through this complicated journey!