I had planned on doing some posting while I was guiding Lela through drafting and fitting body coats, but it fell by the wayside due to her mother's illness and subsequent passing. We did get through quite a lot of drafting and fitting but I didn't have the wherewithal to document it as I have done in the past.
These are a few of the last things we've been working on- the tailcoats with the Ballet gusseted sleeves- they don't hang as cleanly as a regular sleeve it is true but you can raise your arms! The fitting I did last week was for these checked trousers with a dark grey jacket. I don't know why I like the checked trousers so much, but I do! I guess they feel rather cheery and they stand out compared to the more sombre grey suits that we had been making.
I wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013!
It's Nadine- if you remember me!
I'm actually in Mississippi, working on some tailcoats for the 1830's, was researching, and came across your blog! I was like, I KNOW HER!!:-)
Merry Christmas, and say hello to all at Stratford for me please.
Hey Nadine! Great to hear from you, I hope everything is well and you are having fun. Keep in touch, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!Delete