Lots of folk are giving hand made and upcycling a bash now, and that pleases me no end. Creativity is always a good thing in my book, regardless of what you do or how well you do it. Having said that I wouldn't want to wear a garment I'd sown.
But if you are one of those clever people like Lazy Daisy Jones, then you could probably glean enough info from this post to cut out a vintage pattern and make something really special. I hope so.
Miss. Haslam's tip for making this coat is, "Trace the pattern for the flared hip pieces and cut on each line. The two lower portions should be cut one and a half inches above the top of the pattern, to allow each to overlap. Allow one inch turnings at the lower edge, fold under and tack, machine. Fix each piece in position and machine to the coat".
Hopefully that means something to someone.
This costume coat design is from her Teenager and Junior Miss book of draftings. When I look at images like this I sometimes wish that Jeans had not been adopted so readily as stylish everyday wear. Even though I have to admit they are my own default choice of clothing most days.
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