Wednesday, July 27, 2011

18th century coat finished

This is the final stage of the coat that I blogged about here (toile) and here.
Both of them. (there are two matching footmen in the show)
The other coats are done too!
Stats for those who like them:
I cut this coat out of 5.25 m of 140cm wide upholstery damask/brocade
(sorry, I'm not sure what I would call this and I'm too tired to search for it today)
Lined in pink silk duppioni.
13.5 m of the wide trim on the coat
13.5 m of the narrow trim
buttons: 49
It took three and a half days to stitch the trims on the first coat. Less time on the second as we knew where everything was meant to go.
No trim on the sleeves, which was surprising but that is what the designer wanted.
Here's a little close up of the back.
I feel a bit stunned that all the coats are completely finished. Now I really feel tired!


  1. Terri
    This is absolutly STUNNING BRAVO!!!!
    Blessings, Linnie

  2. Absolutely astounding, Terri. Wonderful work.

  3. It's amazing! Great job! I am a costume designer in Brazil and not used to see such a quality tailoring for costumes! I'll add the blog to my reader as it has inspired me.

  4. Thanks so much for your comments!

  5. Hello there,

    What a beautiful coat! I'm in love with the gold trim! Would you be able tell me from whom or where you purchased this? I'm working on a gown and would love to use something similar to this.

    Thank you so much!

    1. I assume you mean the trim because we made the coat in house from scratch.
      Off the top of my head, i don't remember where the trim was sourced, since that isn't part of my job. Records of sourcing are kept but I am not able to get to the show bible at this time, sorry!

  6. Where can i buy the embroidery braces? It’s amazing

    1. I am sorry I don't have access to that information any longer.