Monday, October 14, 2013

She wore Blue....... no......Red Velvet

Finally completed the Vintage Black Velvet Coat,
Pinned in place at the bottom or neck edge of the coat, or hood,

Hand stitched  in place,


Before, The white is left over rabbit fur and the cotton batting underlining,
I had to pull and cut out the rest of the rabbit fur at the seam lines, I was able
to tac the batting back into place,

Finished coat,

The sleeves and shoulders are so tiny, women were so small back then, 1940 ish,
Such an elegant coat, bias cut velvet, gathered coat sleeve, sure was fun to work on!