I’ve been digging through my stash to see if I have anything appropriate for making something like this. I have a lot of lovely old bark cloth fabric pieces. But, I think I would need at least 2.5m and I don’t know that any of my pieces are big enough. I’m undecided as to whether I want to look like curtains or go for something more modern and graphic.
And of course, I Love a polkadot!
I’m going to let the fabric pattern do the talking and keep the shape very simple. Probably no collar, bracelet length sleeves and patch pockets.
Lotta Jansdotter has a coat like this in her new book Everyday Style. It would need a full bust adjustment with an added dart and I’d have to check the sleeve width, but I think it could work. I’ve got enough of this cotton velvet fabric. Does it look too winter/Christmassy?
Lotta Jansdottter Everyday Style is a great book! I love the way she has styled it. The clothes are worn on a diverse group of people (although perhaps, I would have liked a larger model) who all look great and like themselves. The patterns are very simple, a lot like the Japanese dressmaking books. I wonder if the sizes are more inclusive than the Japanese books? I’ll have a better look, test this coat pattern, and get back to you.