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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Burda trench coat

I'm working on view B/C of the Burda plus size trench in the January 2009 magazine. The "bedsheet" version is a work in process. I traced a 48 in the shoulders, 50 in the bust and 52 in the hips. The fit is wonderful except for the length of the sleeves. They are about 1 1/2 inches too short. The fabric is a microfiber from The lining is ambiance from the Denver Fabrics clearance. Buttons are in the stash and buckles are on order. I'm also going to put an inner lining in it for warmth. My coats are getting old and ugly and need to be replaced. This trench version looks a lot like the ones I see in the store. Pictures are in my picasa album.

picassa album

The lining will be stenciled. In fact it has already been stenciled with lumiere paint and is hanging in the bathroom for the required 24 hours. Then it will be pressed and heat set.