Sewing projects have been on pause lately, because of my studies that take a huge amount of my time. So I decided that, instead of making small projects that I would be tempted to finish in a hurry and not the best way, I am going to work on long term sewing projects.
I found out a few weeks ago that the canadian serie Bomb girls has been stopped… I got attached to these working ladies, so I was really desappointed about the news… I watched again the two seasons and realized that I focused a lot on clothes and possible patterns that would fit. And then I saw the Gladys’s coat in season 2, and I fell in love!
When I have an idea, I get pretty obsessed with it and I HAVE to make it real!
Here’s the killer coat!
I started some intensive researches to find the perfect pattern. And finally I found it : OOOHHH YEEEAAH!! Ain’t it AWESOME??!! I love it!! (The sleeves are really less puffy, and I think they are easier to wear in an everyday style (people in my school think I am strange because of my retro look, so if I wear this kind of coat I will probably be banned hahahaha!)). At first I didn’t plan to do the fur collar, but now I think it would be great for wintery concerts and shows! I am still looking for a pattern for the hat, if you have an advice (shop etc…) it would be great🙂 .
I am planning to make the four buttons model on the right
Pockets with arrows stitches on a very classic coat, what a clever idea!
Many pieces to join… Scares me a bit, especially the two-pieces sleeves.
Ironing pattern, tracing, cutting… AArgh I hate it! It is really the unfunny step of sewing to me!
A great surprise in the pattern enveloppe : A vintage « Vogue design » label to sew on the finished cloth! I don’t know how many labels were in it when it was new, but I feel very lucky there’s still one for me!!
I really love the burgundy-kind of color (it’s in fact my favourite color!), but when I looked through fabric stores, burgundy boiled wool or coat fabric didn’t satisfy me.
I fell on a blue/green « caban » (I don’t know the english term for it sorry!) fabric, and I loved it! Plus it was only 20€/ for 3m !! I didn’t hesitate long, and I tried on Gladys Picture to see how it looked like. (Sorry I did it really quickly so it is not perfect)
and here is the fabric :
It is very soft and seems pretty warm too!! Peeeeerfect for northern winter!
And finally, here are the cute buttons I bought on ebay, and that I am waiting to receive!
I am currently still chosing the lining fabric, hesitations etc…
see you soon for the next step : muslin and resizing!
And you, have you already made a coat? A vintage style one? Leave some links in the comments, I would love to see them!
Oh! And would you have advices for me about coats?🙂
Thanks for reading!
I don’t know why but this project also makes me reconsider the « richelieu » shoes. I wasn’t a fan previously, but I think this coat is calling for elegant and closed shoes.