This year I did a little mind-fuckery on myself. My favorite coating is this winter white wool, woven in a basket weave with a line of what looks like plastic raffia running through it. It's special, trust me. My boyfriend bought it for me from Mood the summer before last (he's still my boyfriend, so the boyfriend dating system doesn't work). I saw it folded up in a corner and thought, "I should at least store this properly on a cardboard roll (stolen from Michael Levine's dumpster).
|Very "Vronsky" ish coat in December's Burda|
|Ohhhh... how did that happen?|
|The two front pieces taped together to draft a shoulder reinforcement|
|Over exposed pics of front...|
I've used the classic Tailoring book that everyone relies on, but also have referred heavily to Gertie's book, her Starlet Suit Jacket video and her Lady Grey tutorial. I've made a bunch of mistakes, but none too terrible, the only meaningful one is that my bound buttonholes are monstrously thick. I would have done better to use Julia Bobbin's technique.
Onward and upward! I'm going to tackle the sleeves today. Oh, I made another mistake with the sleeves, cutting them with a 5/8" hem, rather than the 1 5/8" hem. I'm thinking of stitching some grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the hem to extend it, thoughts?