Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Marie-Antoinette-Inspired Dress Coat

Another of the new things I've made recently. You can find this one on eBay HERE.

I made it from scratch using a remarkable heavy brocade and a new pattern that looks vintage. I decided not to line it since it was already incredibly heavy and instead used an old-fashioned technique: hand-sewing lace trim over each and every raw edge on the inside. Phew! I had no idea the dozens of hours this would take!!! But it was so worth it when the coat was completed.

This is a size Small to Medium. The dress form the coat is displayed on is about a size 2/4. The sleeves are three-quarter-length and there is a pocket on each side. A silk-covered button and circle-yolk are all wonderful vintage-inspired details that make this coat your signature wardrobe piece this winter!

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