Added Oct 21, 2013
Brooklyn, New Yo...
I have been in awe of the 1920s cocoon coat ever since I saw a few photographs of museum pieces. My first attempt at one resulted in a Kimono, however, really liked it even though that wasnt my intention.
This was a an intensive work project. I patterned in one night after work and sewed in two nights after work. Three days! ahhh.
I finally figured out how to drape the pattern. I made the body of the coat out of a silk burned out velvet. The velvet (much like a 20s fabric) was not wide enough to fit the pattern, so I made a little art deco design out of a complimenting wider cream silk on the raglan shoulders. Its trimmed with a lux faux fur and silk fringe. I used all french seams to keep it light weight. The dress underneath is a vintage slip.
More pictures from this same photo shoot on my blog:
Silk burned out velvet
Silk 4-ply crepe
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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