That wasn’t a very snappy post heading was it? I’m quite ashamed of myself- feel free to suggest a suitably dreadful ‘snappy’ heading for the posts on this outfit!
I’m making the short tailed version, in my olive green wool bottom one in this pic]
It will have three layers, as it’s to be underlined- I’m hoping that the cotton sheeting I’m using for the toile will fit back in as the underlining, as it’s firm but soft, and very nice to sew with.
I’ll probably go for the view with the triangular cut out effect and small collar- it’s meant to be for a winter jacket, and I can always add a shawl or scarf to cover my gooseflesh [or turkeyskin, if appropriate]
I cut out the toile, [plus a skirt and my Laughing Moon drawers] last night, and whizzed up the toile this afternoon. It went together beautifully. Sizing for TV patterns is unusual- sizes have letters not numbers, and you just choose body measurements as appropriate, bearing in mind they are shaped to be worn over a corset. I’ve opted for their size H which matches my 44″ bust in the corset, and may grade down to G at the waist if my measuring is correct.
I’ve only put one sleeve in, which should be fine for toile purposes. The back shaping looks great. There are three very wide pleats at the back waist, to give loads of fullness over a small bustle. They are described as ‘double box pleats’ but apart from the main cover image, seen above, there is no further information about them. I squinted at the pic for a bit then went for it. I THINK they will look great, but the inside is a bit bulky, as the three double pleats overlap. Should I just press hell out of them, or do some judicious trimming?
Here are a couple I found via Google:
They look great but don’t give much info about the making…maybe it’s just me? Opinions please