First a little follow-up on the pansy trench coat I saw on a girl while walking home. Remember?
It’s from Anthropologie but no longer available. Nevertheless, great inspiration for a unique coat.
Also, the sewing article on lacing was in Sew Stylish which I picked up a couple of days ago.
Okay, the lacing on the dress on the cover is a little crazy but I’m looking forward to reading the article. Maybe I’ll start adding lacing to everything. A corset Pendrell, perhaps?
Now here’s what I’ve been sewing. #9
And here are the shapes of my pieces. #1 & #2, cut on the fold.
Do you follow? It was tricky but I just followed instructions instead of trying to figure out how it worked. And here is what I ended up with.
Not too bad. The thread you see is the reinforcing stitches. I think I can hide them with a little trickery. I’ll take a better photo when the bodice is complete.
On my iPad in the background is Imitation of Life starring Lana Turner. My friend, Stephanie (Berry Island on Etsy) suggested I watch it on Netflix and check out Lana Turner’s dresses. I only made it 30 minutes into the movie so far but I’m looking to get inspired!
What I’m listening to: Imitation of Life by R.E.M. (Has one of my fave lyrics ever ~ You want the greatest thing, the greatest thing since bread came sliced.~)