|Balenciaga Egg coat, 1960|
|Balenciaga evening dress, 1960's|
That's why Vogue 8721 caught my eye:
Here's my red version, made from a mid weight red twill, with a matching red lining:
This was a really interesting piece to make. It's just 2 large pieces with a seam at the centre back that then join with a horizontal seam at the front. Shaping is added with darts around the neck and at the waist.
Openings in the front seam work as armholes:
|Arm openings with lining handstitched around edges|
The whole piece has facings and a lining:
Can you see all of the understitching around the edges? What a pain!!!! Don't get me wrong - understitching is great, but this was difficult because you have to squeeze in through the arm openings. And then the lining gets caught underneath, and you have to un-pick it, and it gets REALLY frustrating. I ended up being unconventional and doing it from the wrong side.
But to counteract the annoying understitching, there are these lovely covered buttons!
|Covered buttons - I'm gonna put them on everything!|
See you soon!