Today I am proud to preview my latest experiment--a recreation of a 1923 Poiret Cocoon Coat! I have yet to get the button closure on it, but I am terribly excited about where this is going... I have longed to do something elegant and drapey like this for a long time, and think that my floral painting might look really good on it, especially around the hem up to the sleeves. This was made out of black velveteen using a pattern: Folkwear #503.
There are some adjustments that I would like to make to the pattern, as well as some alterations and piecing that I would like to do... I am not thrilled about using someone else's pattern for things--I'd like to adapt it to my own, so I've got some thinking to do... If you had your druthers, what would you do? I'm thinking there is a way to make it more contemporary. Just haven't hit on it yet. : )
But here it is, sans center front closure. I would love to have some feedback if you're willing... Perhaps some vertical panels in the front and one in the back? Hmm...
Until next time, Live Life with Relish!