Added Nov 4, 2010
Belfast, United ...
I’ve wanted to have a go at the talea for ages, but the woolIen fabric is so expensive! I was able to get my hands on a large piece of service-grade Barrathea (aren’t i a lucky girl??!!) this is actually not available in the shops in case people make faux police uniforms with it…but i wasn’t going to do that so…..it’ll be fine!! The fabric is black in low light but has this gorgeous green sheen in the sunlight.
It was a total nightmare to match with buttons!! I choose plain black in the end, because i was really getting nowhere…what i really wanted was a dull metallic type…buuuuut, it wasn’t happening…so black plastic will have to do!
I made a couple of amendments to the pattern such as adding a belt with belt loops and instead of using large topstitched pockets, i made two pockets in the side seams because i’m a hands-in-the-pockets kindof girl!
Service grade dark green Barrathea