I’ve been working on a little project that I suddenly decided to make yesterday afternoon. I’ve had the fabric in one of my stash boxes for a while, and had always intended it to be a summer coat of some sort, but never found the right pattern. It’s a jungle-leaf print stretch cotton twill, medium weight. I’d been browsing through my box of 60s patterns when one stood out – and I remembered this fabric. I had just enough too, it was definitely time to get this stuff cut!
The pattern is McCalls 9604 from 1968, a coat and dress in two lengths. I love the neru collar and the curved French dart. The back has a shaped central seam & darts to help shape & fit. The overall shape & length of the coat is still quite modern, so I can’t wait to see it done! It’s not quite finished, 5 bound buttonholes do take a little while to make, and sewing 8.5m of bias binding to the seams, hems & raw edges is also most definitely time consuming! But – it will all be worth it! Do you want to see..?
Then, when this is done, I have the cutest fabric to make the most superb dress, ready?
Aren’t those birds too cute?? This is one of the patterns I bought in Tewksbury & it’s been begging to be made, but only in the best fabric, of course! I think this will work… 🙂