How do you choose between your different ideas when you have a length of one of those fabrics that could work in several different styles? Hard isn’t it?
I’ve been mulling over the black almost bouclé, and the excellent suggestions. Some sort of simple lightweight coat, or long jacket similar to the one Kate made in yellow is getting top billing. I’m going to need a little bit more structure or shape in the pattern than her slender daughter. Sideways view of me in cloth hanging straight down from bust level – not a brilliant look.
One idea was to resurrect this pattern, but with a set in sleeve, keeping the pleated pockets, but making it edge to edge.
But I’m still liking the simplicity of the shape in the yellow coat, so doing something like this suggests itself.
It would be edge to edge, and have pockets extending from the lower part of the dart-seam, hopefully keeping a simple shape but with a suggestion of fit. I want a set in sleeve but haven’t decided on the shape at the lower half – straight or slight flare echoing slight flare of coat side seam? Decisions decisions! I like the idea of keeping the fabric soft – I wonder if a Chanel jacket technique for the lining would work on a light coat. Has anyone done that?