The inspiration for this coat/dress came from the Gugu dress by Demestik (one day I hope to afford ordering something at Demestik, their clothes are sublime). Besides shipping costs and chance of garment not fitting, I also wanted to blend the shawl collar into the skirt part. And have it lined, this wax fabric is rather itchy. Are they all?
On the left, me, shot by tall husband. On the right by a 7 year old. Don’t I magically look taller and thinner. Maybe fashion photographers are all really tiny?
Must make a new belt and use interfacing, this won’t do. And now the big question, is it overkill to wear the matching dress and coat???
The Gugu Dress…
Pattern found at Burdastyle. Shawl collar blazer 11/2015 #102C.
- I made the lapel/shawl collar narrower
- at waist I added a more voluminous skirt (basic shape: long rectangle) making sure the lapel part is flat and running all the way down.
Finally, fabric found at Le Chien Vert in Brussels