I had some time this morning to photograph my newly finished Anzac Coat. If you followed the Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sewalong, you’ll know this coat inside out – literally! And if you are sick of the sight of it – I promise this is the last post. Oh dear, is that a pun?!
I’d like to wear it with boots, but I haven’t replaced my old ones yet. It seems to be flat-or-casual-boots-only season this year. So I’ll have to settle for some sixties style kitten heels for now. I even tried Casey’s awesome tutorial for a 60’s casual hairdo that she posted today, but it was a far-flung dream on my hair. This is what my hair looks like half an hour after some vigorous backcombing – what a waste of time!
I was tossing up between antique pewter or brass buttons, either would have worked but I chose brass, using 36L for the front and 32L for the epaulettes and back belt. It looks OK worn unbuttoned too, or maybe a bit studenty?
Taking self-portraits is a great way to have a good laugh at yourself! The remote release was being a bit temperamental and making me that way too – this is what I look like when I am cross!
The side view and sleeve:
The back view, with the half belt I added to conceal the seam that I inserted so I could cut all the panels I needed from the remnants of cloth! I will make the belt a bit shorter as the ends knock against my arms when I walk – at the moment the buttons are placed on the princess seam and the belt overlaps it, I might need to line it up with the princess seam.
Overall I am really happy with it and I’ve already worn it a few times – it’s winter here now!
Now – what shall I make next…..
I saw some awesome fabric the other day, and I’m still plotting ideas in my head, so I can have an excuse to buy it!
And what are you planning?