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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2005 06:27:16 AM »

I read this thread last week... People started off talking about Violet's dress and then got to talking about her coat. I think some craftsters have already made versions of the dress, and are working out the coat.

I love it too... But there's no way I could attempt to make it just yet - I'm still only up to bags and cushion covers! Smiley

(oops, forgot to paste in the link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20282.0 )
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2005 11:18:18 AM »

Is there a more experienced sewer who'd be willing to mentor this project?

Not insulting anybodies sewing skills or anything, but in my experience, it's nice to have someone who will answer your questions...

I might be willing to do this for my 6yo daughter for fall 2005, and I am trying to be humble but at the same time volunteer to mentor because I have been sewing professionally for weddings/grads for the last few years and consider myself at least skilled enough for this.....maybe rate myself advanced, but not quite expert.........

Anyways, my email is dnmgiordano@hotmail.com if anyone has questions, or PM me, or post here and I will check back every-so-often.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2005 03:34:48 PM »

That would be great! I fall in your shadow, oh lovely sewer!!

I didn't realize how entirely bad I was until my bobbin ran out of thread and I had to call my mom because I didn't know how to load the bobbin with thread.

Once I get the pattern drafted, which I'm working on, I swear, it's just taking a really long long time, I'll post it. And then get started.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2005 03:53:42 PM »

That would be great! I fall in your shadow, oh lovely sewer!!

I didn't realize how entirely bad I was until my bobbin ran out of thread and I had to call my mom because I didn't know how to load the bobbin with thread.

Once I get the pattern drafted, which I'm working on, I swear, it's just taking a really long long time, I'll post it. And then get started.

no need for flattery lol.  why not start with a basic coat pattern and adjust it? 

for example, get one with the collar you need, then use the biggest size sleeve cap for the puff sleeve then taper it down to the right size and length? 
Lenghten the coat and add some godets to get the flared look, I think its godets in her jacket but will take another look.

don't let the front edges of the coat overlap, use a facing for them and add the button details after.

don't forget to line it, I will post a site about bagging your linning later if anyone wants it.
and remember......press every step of the way for a professional result.

And again, any questions PM me or email me.

HTH

Michelle Giordano

P.S.  I will start working on my daughters coat soon and post pics of my progress.
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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2005 04:12:45 PM »

*hides* I've been working on it. But I'm way to hardcore to adapt a pattern, so I'm completely winging it.

Okay, that was a lie. I have a pattern for a long chinese style dress and one of these kind of hippie-ish tops that I'm modifying into the jacket. In my design sketch, I made some changes, but haven't really worked on it the past couple of weeks. meh. summer reading.
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2005 04:36:33 PM »

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this is one of the best ones that i've found...

http://www.costumersguide.com/violet/coat4.jpg
wow after seeing that huge picture....i think i like Klaus's coat better. haha. and i want sunny's dress in a big kid size.
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2005 04:38:26 PM »

http://www.costumersguide.com/violet/coat10.jpg

Ok, heres a pic. when i finally find my sketch book, I'll post the pic I drew, but I changed it around a bit. I don't really like the fastners, but don't know what to do with them. I added detachable lace on the bottom of my design and a large bow that can be off on the back (one that ties, to make the jacket more fitted). My version of the jacket is fitted with godets that cause the jacket to flare quite a bit more than it does in the movie. I kind of like a mandarin inspired collar, so I think that might be changed. So really, it's not a lot like her coat, but her coat is the inspiration.


Edit:: I know that the jacket is already fitted, but I intend for my version to be a bit looser...
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2005 11:05:42 AM »

okey. here's my sketch.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2005 02:05:53 PM »

I did amazing things today. I sat down with a New Look Pattern for all sorts of chinese inspired tops, cut them out, transferred them to brown paper, changed that, made 'em longer, cut out a long front pieces with button shanks, a back piece, a back longer piece, a collar, sleeves (from brown paper, again) and then sat back and said

"aha! I have made my pattern for my violette-ish/frock-ish coat!!"

all in the 10 tracks and 52 minutes of Misery Loves Company's "Your vision was never mine to share.

 Grin Yeah! Yay! I'm am the shiz-nit!!
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2005 10:06:36 AM »

this is an awesome looking pattern (the one origonally linked) I will TOTALLY be making this once the pattern comes out! weee! im excited!
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