This is Vogue 9134.
It took me about a year to make, with several stops and starts.
The fabric, a Dior double wool, is extremely bright and impossible to photograph.
I used Sherry’s very informative tutorial on RTW coat making for the most part, and had some help from a Courrège chef d’atelier I met at a local fabric store.
I have talked and talked about this coat all year long and the thread, in reverse order, is all here.
This dress was very long in the making, I started it in March, and if you are interested, the whole thread is right here. It includes a rant on sewing instructions, a translation mistake for those sewing in French and a very large faced hem.
Hello there, long time no see!
I have been sewing a lot, but all of it with new patterns.
This is Vogue 1394 I made with Liberty print fabric to match my Liberty print Nike’s.
I am thrilled about this make and if you have a serger, come on over and see how I finished my seams.
I will be back soon with a new dress.
Meet my friend Jean-Louis the Austringer (meaning he hunts with eagles). He is modeling a year old blue Chilean eagle (who doesn’t hunt) and the vest I made for him.
Though the vest was made with Burda’s Jason pattern, which is not really a retro pattern, Jean-Louis and I were heavily inspired by early 20th century explorers and adventurers and from Nigel Cabourn’s famous Peak Lapel vests except we went for a shawl collar. It’s made with thrifted John G Hardy tweed and handcrafted hunt buttons. The buttonholes were corded with gimp for a neat and durable finish.
If you would like to see the full thread, hop on over my home where I obsessed about this vest for almost 4 months.
Slashing and spreading a couple of days before Christmas was scary, but I made it and though a little big at the shoulders, it turned out to be exactly what I wanted. A big sweater dress I can put over anything. For Christmas, I paired it with a bright t-shirt, hot pink thighs and green shoes and I thought I looked very modern and on trend! You can accuse me of being a fashion victim!
The Holidays are not over yet, so let me wish you lots of little stitches in the year to come.
Ahoy indeed. I guess making an 18th century frock coat qualifies as an Uber We Sew Retro project.
As this coat is not for Halloween but for a real swashbuckling spectacle, I had to to a great deal of scheming to make it solid which I have talked about at length on my blog if you are interested in this sort of thing.
Note to the Editors : I love the new digs, keep up the good work! Thank you so much for taking over.