Friday, February 25, 2011

Did she ever finish that housecoat??

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Step 1. Ignore pattern instructions for seam finishes. It would have been fabulous to do that hand finished overcast, and I think this is why the pattern is unused, the previous owner was probably daunted by all of the suggested hand work. What are sergers for anyway?
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It really needed it, this fabric frays wildly...
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There were a few challenges, I found two defects in the fabric, one landed on the center back bodice, and the other on the skirt.

Once I tried it on, I couldn't get the cat to stop dive bombing at my feet, he likes the hemline.
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The other was the space I needed to lay out the fabric and cut, it was a floor job.

There are just a few things to finish, like the sash, but the majority is finished. I also need to find some larger shoulder pads, the ones in there now, are pretty thin.

5 comments:

Leslie V said...

I like the robe, it is certainly hollywood style!!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Gorgeous. Definitely old hollywood.
Angela

Marie-Christine said...

Now you need some silk charmeuse undies to wear under all that fabulousness... My usual kind of flannel pjs would just be sad :-).

ELMO said...

Thank you everyone! It has been fun to make.

Ah Marie, you are a woman after my own heart, I think I will have to pull out some patterns and explore that possibility:)

Corrine said...

catching up, as usual. this housecoat is absolutely fab! I can also see a stunning silk charmeuse slip-type gown to go with this. shimmery and silvery! Don't you just love how we all come up with more projects for you?