Only Lovers Survive

After seeing the romanic indie film Only Lovers Survive I wanted to make an entire line of romantic clothing. I started with the fabric this time. What this old piece? Yep it was some kind of think synthetic weave that the back looked like someone was using it as a painters drop cloth. I found it unique so next I sat around to study it until I got a feel for what design would suit it best. Get it, “Suit it best”?

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That’s my Kitty Karma assisting me in this endeavor.

I went with this Butterick pattern because it was figure flattering, it didn’t have a lot of lines in the coat that I would need to match prints and who doesn’t love Gertie?

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There was not enough yardage to match the print all the way around or heck who am I kidding? I had 2.5 yards and the pattern called for 5. It’s a good thing I’m a shortie and perfection can be so boring. Here is the coat matched in the front and just pieced together.

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I got the fit right.

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Last fall my friend and model Leslie Ruby Randall modeled it. She makes everything look great along with the photographer Sharon Caraway. Oh yeah I made that black wrap dress too, another one of my witch style dresses.

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Tracy McElfresh is the owner of Tracy’s Sewing Studio LLC.
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By | 2017-02-07T23:24:32+00:00 September 17th, 2015|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2014, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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