More fun than a barrel of monkeys



This is exciting. It will also be a bit challenging, especially combined with the RTW tailoring sewalong.

So an old friend came by yesterday with a project. She’s in the final stages of putting together her debut album (yay!) and wanted a frilly, over-the-top tailcoat for a photo-shoot. So we did some discussing, trawled Fabricland for suitably sumptuous fabric—the paisley corduroy is actually quite a lot more subdued than we were initially thinking, but Fabricland’s sumptuous-crushed-velvet selection is sadly understocked (go figure). Still, I love the fabric we did come home with, and I’m (not so) secretly hoping that there will be enough of the corduroy left over for me to get a little cute something out of it, too.

I’m planning to use the M-sewing tailcoat pattern, with considerable modification as you can see if you squint (or click through for full size) at the sketch on the photo. Fortunately Modern Pattern Design has diagrams for most of the modifications I’m going to need to make, although I’m still not quite sure about the collar—mostly because I’m still not quite sure exactly how I want it to look. Will figure that out soon enough.

In Me-Made March news

Here’s photos for yesterday and today. Again not overly glamorous, which I will blame on the continuing snow. Yes, it’s still snowing.

Me-Made March 27

Me-Made March 28

MMM 27
Cowl-sleeve jacket
Super-cowl top
skinny cargoes

MMM 28
raglan-sleeve top
skinny cargoes



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7 responses to “More fun than a barrel of monkeys

  1. That is so exciting! Have a lot of fun with it!

  2. ooohhh…I’m loving it already! Great find on the corduroy!

  3. Oh you make me sick. You and your tailcoat. I really, really can’t wait to see what you come up with. 🙂

  4. I used the same corduroy (only in black) for a buttoned vest for my son. Which he asked for. And NEVER wears.

    But the fabric was nice and drapey. Have fun!

  5. Haha, I was looking for a tailcoat pattern for the RTW too 🙂 Thanks for the link! And good luck!

  6. Sounds like a great project! I hope your friend will let you post one or two of the images from the photoshoot so we can see how the coat turned out!

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