Saturday, February 26, 2011
Holy Cannoli, what was I thinking?
My first LMB, I don't have any trench patterns for the 10 essential pieces, and I received two copies of La Mia Boutique from a pattern buddy (you know who you are), and I found two trench coat patterns. One with a 3/4 sleeve and the other with wrist length sleeves (below). It's taken me the afternoon to look through the pattern insert, and some research, to figure out what size to cut. Then I doubled checked after tracing to make sure I followed the right lines.
In this month's issue of Vogue they featured a model wearing a Red Jil Sander trench.
Vogue Magazine Feb 2011
If I win the lottery, I'm getting this trench coat :), I love that red.
In the meantime I think I want to "borrow" the flap welt pockets on the front for my trench, in exchange for the patch pockets. This is not a classic trench, there is no topstitching on it, so I will need to waterproof the seams. It doesn't have the classic trench coat lines, it's a little simpler, and dressier. I'm debating on whether to line it or not.
at 7:55 AM