Saturday, 26 January 2013


Don't remember where I found this photo (I think the coat is in a museum), but ever since I saw it I have wanted to make something similar.
First step, and often the most challenging, is finding the right fabric and notions. After spending a few hours searching on Google and some of my favourite fabric haunts, I found a burgundy silk velvet and some beautiful silk/cotton blends (courtesy of & Amazon).
Since I don't have an embroidery machine, I'll have to find another way to make a pattern on the velvet to give the garment even more oomph! The simplest way I can think of to achieve that is with a braided or fancy trim. Or by doing appliques, but that can be very tedious if there's a lot of them. For the moment though let's just start with the basics. Once the fabric arrives, it's time to draft a pattern!

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