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”?
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?
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.
I got the fit right.
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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