What's going on in the Sewing Studio?
I'm currently in the process of making a sunprint coat to replace the one that I used to wear everywhere, but slowly disintegrated into shattered silk dupioni. I found some lovely South African sunprinted fabric (the fabric in the sashing) and made my own sunprints with Setacolor Transparent paints (the fabric surrounded by the sashing). You may think it's a bit bright, but it's actually even brighter than it looks.
I'm using a pattern I've used before, but I vaguely recall I had to take about 5" out under the armpits and taper that to the bottom, and put a box pleat in the back and shoulder pleats in the front to make it fit properly. The thing is, it's not supposed to be quilted, just sort of hang, but I want it to have batting in it to wear when I make trips to colder states than California.
This is the back, so far. I have a grand and glorious plan for the sleeves, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how that comes out. I belong to the Tuesday Quilters who meet in the Dublin Senior Center in Dublin, CA, every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon. Anybody is welcome, and that's where I'll be working on the sleeves tomorrow; hopefully, I'll be able to post at least one sleeve by then!