Instead of gathers, I made pleats because the fabric has a certain French Marie-Antoinette vibe that was screaming “please, pleat me”, but also, I absolutely love Watteau pleats. I want Watteau pleats ever since I saw Fanny Ardant turn in her Franca Squarciapino designed purple coat in the movie Colonel Chabert. Now that was an exit!
I opened up Simplicity 7088 yesterday and it turns out there was a 2 for 1 in the pattern envelope, a size 12 and a 14, so if you would like to make this dress, I’ll send a scan of the envelope, pattern and instructions set size 14 to whomever claims it in the comments on my blog. If there are more than one person, I’ll draw a name.
I have made Butterick 9214 again.
I didn’t intend to, but I made a coat muslin with some cheap op-shop tartan that looked pretty good and I couldn’t bear to throw it away so I lined it and made a reversible coat with it.
The whole saga is right here, properly tagged, so you can see all the posts in French and English!
I am not entirely dissatisfied with the muslin save from the fact that it’s way too small for a winter coat. How do I add the necessary ease? How much? Where? Do I cut through the middle and widen it? I don’t know how to do this, so I’ll take advice if you have any, or a link.
You can visit my blog for more information on the project. Thank you all so much in advance.