...I don't mind telling you that I knew absolutely nothing about J. Peterman until I read Sunni's post at AFashionableStitch last September. That is when I instantly fell madly IN NEED of a plaid winter jacket - and yes, with a Velvet Collar no less. I even purchased the perfect plaid wool,
But sleep, and rise, sleep and rise and the Fall & Winter sewing season has come around again. So this is the year that I'll make this coat appear in my sewing room. I can just see myself now - get the picture: Colorful falling leaves on a misty Fall day, Plaid wrapped belted jacket, Black skinny jeans, Black riding boots, Black leather gloves - maybe even a big black blanket scarf if it's a particularly chilly day at an outdoor event; oh yes, Amen. A look straight out of a Ralph Lauren photo shoot - minus the horse.
In my last post I really actually thought I had picked the very best pattern for the look I want to create.
(Here's where the whining starts folks!) The short version of this coat has an oversized lapel/collar. I really wanted a coat with a standard collar and lapel. I think I could switch the front and collar around on this pattern well equipped Project Runway pattern to achieve the look I want, but I really don't want to fool around with redrafting - I just want to make my coat.
Enter this pattern shorten to hip length. It's loose fitting, has solid one piece front and back pattern pieces, inseam side pockets and the standard collar and lapel. It's just a box that could border on looking like a bathrobe, and the sleeve is one piece. I'd much rather have a 2 piece sleeve, and I don't want to make a plaid bathrobe. Mmmm, so I'm not sure.
Then there's this pattern.
Standard lapel and collar, shoulder princess seams offers fitting opportunities, 2 piece sleeve so I wouldn't need to redraft. All that's missing from the coat vision is the self belt and that of course is no problem at all.
Bet you didn't know I was so wishy washy when it comes to choosing patterns - or did you? Any input about the patterns I've listed to achieve my "J. Peterman/Ralph Lauren" vision would be greatly appreciated...