What I'm working on!

4:00 PM

Pattern: McCall's 5766, view B

1. Black and ivory houndstooth wool; 2. sleeve heads; 3. shoulder pads; 4. Hymo hair canvas interfacing and 5. ivory Bemberg lining

So this is where I am so far:

My fabric is a very lightweight boucle, so I stabilized it with a nylon fusible knit. Here is a close up of the fabric. I've taped and pad stitched the lapels and pad stitched the undercollar. Tany has an excellent tutorial posted on her site. Also, if you are a visual person as I am, here is a great video I found on Youtube that shows you how to do it. They call pad stitching "feather stitching" on there at around 10:20.

Also, just for fun, take a look at this gorgeous structured coat:

Rihanna last week in Paris wearing a coat by Azzedine Alaïa.

What kind of tailoring do you think is going on inside those lapels and collar? That coat is fabulous!

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  1. I remember that coat!! Loved it and still do!

  2. Love it. It reminds me of the style of clothing from the Jetsons


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