Good morning – I hope you had a nice weekend! It was a typically grey-weathered one for us, but it was cozy and comforting. And I am creating garments to suit the weather…
Slowly but surely, I am making every single pattern from this book. I can’t recommend it highly enough! This time, I sewed up a coat dress. It’s definitely vintage inspired, and I think it’s rather stylish.
I had this bluish-grey bouclé fabric from here, and thought it would be a good fit with the pattern. It was actually sort of a nightmare to sew with due to all the fraying, but I’m pleased with the results. It’s a thick, wool-ish looking material, but I believe it’s (gasp) polyester.
The neckline was a little lower than I expected, so K is wearing the Ooh La La dress underneath. The scarf is a beautiful silk from my mom. I have a bit of a scarf obsession.
I agonized over the buttons and was actually planning on using these matte gold ones for a military-esque jacket, but I really like how they look on the coat.
The pockets and part of the facing is an aquamarine corduroy (I am working on a project with this corduroy – to be shared soon!).
K likes it too. That blanket is handmade by my talented mom. It’s so lovely.
4 thoughts on “Bouclé Coat Dress”
Adorable!!! I have that book but haven’t gotten the nerve up to try anything yet. One of these days I’m going to just do it! Thanks for the inspiration!!!
Thanks Amy! It’s really a fantastic book. I’ve learned a bunch of new techniques from it.
You simply amaze me! I’ve picked up that particular pattern book a few times in the bookstore, but was never as inspired by it as I am by your blog! Now, of course, it seems to me that I must have it! I am loving your posts as you work your way through the book. This coat, like everything else, is so stunning! Well done:)
Beautiful! UGH… I’m just waiting for Lala to get a little bigger so I can start sewing some stuff from that book. I could resize the patterns, but I’m too lazy. You keep making lovely things and I just might break down and do it…
Great work, Sanae.