I was smitten by this coat the first time I saw it in the May BurdaStyle. I’ve started on it. I even did a muslin of the top of the coat (which I NEVER do!). It looks good so far. Tomorrow I’m going to start cutting into my scrumptious fabric. (Ruffles on the wrist, I’m in love!! And I don’t even like ruffles. Something is wrong with me!)
I may have liked it enough that I bought fabric that is almost exactly the same as the Burda garment. This from Mood Fabrics and it’s to. die. for. OMG. It is slightly more green in real life (although your monitor probably does not look like mine.
Questions for you jacket makers.
- The giant ruffle collar calls for “fine tulle” to be placed between the two layers. I assume this is to help it be a bit stiffer so the collar doesn’t collapse. The only kind I’ve ever seen is the floppy stuff at JoAnn’s. Would that work? Could I just interface it instead? I’ve never seen something call for tulle for support.
- Can I make my own shoulder pads? I don’t want some giant monstrosities. Where should I look for information on that?
Actually, no. I will cut into my lining fabric tomorrow. I always do the lining before the jacket. I learned that from Anne.