As much as I enjoy vintage patterns and the hand-sewing I usually end up with when tackling one, her RTW techniques really interest me. Having just finished the coat for my 10 piece winter travel set, which I will share with you very soon, I didn't really have one lined up on my wish list. Then I remembered how much I love a summer coat that I own, which is torn along the sleeve scythes in the back, so I went hunting for a pattern in my vintage magazines and came up with this one (click on any of the images to enlarge):
|Source: Deutsche Moden-Zeitung, Heft 25, 1938|
It's a pattern from 1938 and yes, of course I will make the dress, too! Sheesh, the list gets longer instead of shorter... To see my fabric choices and muslin fitting, read on...
I chose these fabrics. The striped one will be the main colour of the coat, the dark blue will be the belt part and lapel/collar. And the dress, eventually, too... The light color is the lining.
|Yes, I'm seriously that lazy that I only do the lapel and sleeve on one side. I know it won't give you the exact fit... but if I realize that changes have to be made on the sleeve, I can do it right away and compare the two. Good excuse, or?|
|I think the shoulder seam needs to be moved forward 1 cm.|
|The back belt part could be taken in A LOT. But then, what do I do with the excess fabric? With pleats? Any suggestions?|
|Here you see the shoulder again. Yes, should be moved forward...|