Added Jul 26, 2012
I am finally de-lurking enough to post something. :) This was a project for my Advanced Pattern Development class (I’m majoring in Apparel Design & Development at my university). It took me about two and a half months to make from first drape to final press! I did three or four muslin fits for this, and then boat loads of hand-sewing once it was in wool. It’s a double-breasted style with leather snap closures (inspired by door hinges), and it has a leather flying yoke. The lining is handpainted silk twill and the shell is a wool/cashmere blend that is totally delicious to work with.
Let’s see… It has all kinds of inner workings, including hair canvas interfacing (mostly fusible, but sew-in at the undercollar), yards and yards of twill tape (along the lapel, roll line, shoulders, armscye, etcetera), handmade shoulder pads, chest pieces, and sleeve headers. It was SO cool to see all these supportive devices come together to create a shapely garment.
Aaaand… that’s it! Thanks for looking!
70% Wool 30% Cashmere blend coating, handpainted 100% silk twill lining, hand-distressed cowhide leather
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