The bow! Woo woo..at last.
It has taken so long to write these posts……here is a reminder.
I am sewing this Burda 7237
Because I saw this on a famous burlesque dancer walking through LAX courtesy of google images…
A lace trench coat, which is the best thing I have ever made!
So far we are up to here…..
So now it’s time for making the bow.
I knew it needed to be quite big and also a different shape to the usual bows I create, so it was quite a trial and error type of bow!
I knew I needed it to be roundish but also create some narrowing. I sewed pin tucks in one of the pieces and then cut the back of it to fit the new size. Turned it through.
I made the bow after I had sewn the collar to make sure it was the right size.
I then made the back of the bow from a long strip of fabric which is interfaced turned through and actually stitched onto the trench with the machine.
Next job was attaching the bow on to this part which I did as much as possible with the machine to hold it securely.
Finally I inserted the sleeves which was quite tricky due to the gaberdine being quite strong! I tried gathering but on reflection I think I should have pleated it.
I cut and sewed the lining, which was frustrating because I just wanted it finished!! Obviously by now it was looking pretty good!
I also got very confused where the lining had to go over the pleat so this is probably the only wonky part of the coat!
I gave it a good press and added the buttonholes in the exact place to make sure it fit properly!
Next post………the final instalment!
Pattern: Burda 7237
Notions: 3 metres of gaberdine from Calico Laine
Wonkiness: 8/10 as only the dodgy lining over the pleat!
Wow! Soon to see your coat finished?! Great bow, by the way.
Am so impressed!
I might just have to take photos by the fuchsia bush!! I can’t wait to show you! I was going to do an outing….perhaps I should do both!!
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What a bow! Looking forward to seeing how it looks on the coat.
Can’t wait to show you! 😃
Oh you tease! (Which, I suppose, is only fitting, given your inspiration.) Roll on the Big Reveal.
Lovely jacquard(? Is that the right terminology?) on the lining.
Yes! Well spotted! Like a paisley! £3.99 a metre!