Do any of you mull things over, put them on the Yeah-when-I-get-to-it list then find yourself doing the thing almost subconsciously at a later date then go 'Why didn't I get around to it sooner?' In my own defence I am not usually a procrastinator. For the last few weeks a new job has taken all my energy but yesterday I had a day off mid week and the result was getting time to take 4 1/2" (11cm) off the length of this coat.
The wrinkles are still falling out of the fur.
The 'Before' I remember it was mid summer, hot and rainy. After the photos I ran inside to the air conditioning!
The coat was blogged about here I made it knee length and hardly ever wore it, much as I loved it. I want a more informal length to get more use out of it. Fur, real or fake is in fashion here right now so this was the time to get out the scissors and the vacuum cleaner. and shorten it. The cool (by Sydney standards) weather is continuing so I hope to wear this to a party on Saturday night. This coat - I guess I should call it a jacket now - will definitely see more daylight. I want to swan around Pitt Street mall* wearing it.
By the way if you have the issue of Burda, this is a classic and well drafted raglan sleeved coat pattern. I saw a character in a TV show last night wearing a summer coat out of black printed Japanese crepe that was virtually identical.
Line drawing and model from the burdastyle.ru archives
I'm toying with the idea of keeping the offcut, lining it and putting hooks and eyes on the piece and the coat hem and having the option of attaching the piece as an extension. See post in three years time haha ;)
Have a good week,