Sunday, January 21, 2018

FINALLY, that Pamela Roland Coat is Done!

Yes, it is.

~ Ta-Dah ~

 
~ and here's what the pattern model looks like ~



As you can see, I made a few changes.  And a few changes happened because of me.  Like I'm not a 6'+ model, for instance.  Or I decided I'd like long sleeves and buttoned up collars on my coats.

 

~ notice the back is different ~

I know, rather suggestive, but I didn't need all that extra fabric around the shoulders so I ended up folding it over as much as I could.  And that's want I came up with.



~ it's such a weird thing ~

It's a cape.  No, it's a coat.  No, it's a Ninja Turtle.  A Rorschach Test?  hmmm...



~ Check out the lining ~


This was so hard for me to make, way beyond my technical abilities.  It had four layers, I was lost, I tell you, lost.

Meanwhile, let me show you that lining again that I hand-quilted to the batting...

~ yeah, baybee ~


And the humongous snaps I covered with fabric (woo-hoo) and hand-stitched on.  Speaking of which, every part of this thing was hand-basted first before it got to the machine.  No wonder it took me 2 months to complete - along with all the moaning involved.



~ awww ~


Then I had this brilliant idea that I wanted big (embroidered) bugs marching across the mid-back/ shoulder seam line.  I figured a bug a day.  But it took 3 days for the first bug.    I do think she's cute as a.  Even more time spent on the second, and I didn't think he fit in with the coat.  The third was looking good, but I still needed 4 more.  So for now, I just stopped and decided to wear the darn coat already.  geez.



~ Bug #1 (not sewn on) ~

I even went so far as to make a bug hat with silver veil over the eyes, kind of a 20s vibe.  But no, you're not seeing it.  It was really too, too, much with THE coat.  You know how it is.  Right?  Sometimes enough really is enough.



I can actually come out of hiding and join the bloggerhood at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday and the rest of those guys when they go live.  And here's Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like.  Yipee.


21 comments:

  1. That coat is jaw-droppingly, ridiculously mind-blowing. I love it with all the love you can love with. The lining looks like royal garments! Thanks for linking up, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Oh thanks for always providing a Visible Monday for us, Patti. And all the good vibes too.

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  2. Love the volume! Did you make the floral dress? I like the lines of the dress.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Rose in SV

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    1. Yes, it definitely has volume. And yes I made the flower dress. It's from the Sewing Workshop Bristol Dress pattern. Although I did major alterations. I have a couple posts about it...

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    2. Thank you, Pao! I have that pattern and I will read your posts!

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    3. Cool. My description of all the alterations made on the Bristol Dress are on this post: http://projectminima.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-separate-and-turn-around-dress.html

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  3. A tour de force! Beautifully done! Love the sleeves, the bugs, the snaps, lining and thewhole, entire, wonderful thing! You amaze and inspire!

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    1. eeee! After all the muddling around in the dark, that's terrific to hear, Helen. wheeeee!

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  4. OH MY GAWD!!! This is incredible! It's like you're wrapped in a cocoon of tapestry gloriousness!

    The details are amazing.

    So very impressive.

    Bravo woman!

    Suzanne

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    1. Exactly. If all goes as it should, I'll be emerging as a big ole butterfly one of these days.

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  5. SupercalafrajalistickXPaladocious. Bug #1 is so handsome, too.

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    1. When trying to express myself,...I need to find a way to say, precisely what I mean. Just like you did, Radostin. Thanks!

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  6. And of course bugs!!!
    Can you lift your arms?
    I love it but could not imagine the patience required to make it.
    I also adore the flower print on your dress. Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. That was my concern too, in looking at the pattern picture. But yes, I can lift my arms freely.

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  7. I forgot to ask about those shoes you are wearing in the photo, they look interesting and in a very neutral tone.

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    1. I got them on ebay, of course. The brand is Everybody and the color is something between gray, beige, cement, taupe. Next time I'll take a close-up. I usually do...

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  8. I like the change you made in the back. Looks like more arm freedom the shape and the colors suggest an exotic moth. The lining a very gorgeous complement. Very 1920s, Pryne Fisher(sp?) shape.

    Do you teach clothing design at your college?

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    1. Hi tess, I do think of it as my bug coat, so an exotic moth is good. The lining (charmeuse) was the only one I had that went with coat fabric at all. Definitely a 20s vibe going on.

      hehe, no, I teach painting. Although I'd love to do something with sewing, they don't offer anything of the sort there.

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  9. Holy Cow!! THIS coat is GAAA wonderful!! Well done on your technique and perseverance. It was all worth it. And I saw your future post already with more bugs. Stunning. You won't be able to walk far in it because people will be stopping you to ask about it.

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    1. Or swatting me on the back. ooo, I liked that you saw my future post. Do that again.

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