The egg shaped coat.
More fashionably known as boule shaped.
I think I might have found my most unflattering style ever.
And not terrible from all angles.
I’ll probably wear it a lot.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 12-2011-114
Size: 38-46, I made a 42.
Fabric: Medium to heavy weight wool synthetic blend knit. Probably a sweater knit.
Changes I made:
No zip, no petersham ribbon trim, no hip length seam or pockets, no lining and not the normal facing.
All of these were to do with my fabric choice.
It’s a thick knit with an interesting selvedge. The selvedge was my petersham ribbon trim replacement down the front.
The fabric was too thick for a facing so I redrafted one just for the neck and used organza.
I didn’t retain the extra horizontal seam because there’s a lot going on with this fabric already and I wasn’t going to do the petersham trim to define this seam. I wonder if the seam might make the shape even less flattering, but perhaps not? That will be for me to find out with the next version, if there is one!
No pockets because there was no horizontal seam. I drafted and cut out patch pockets but haven’t put them on.
No lining because it’s a knit and I was planning a big casual jacket (and because I wanted a fast project…).
No zip because without the lining and without a facing and without interfacing, my fabric wouldn’t support a zip. And how often would I have zipped up an egg?
“Oh my goodness. What do you ask? Of course I can have that chocolate dessert after two entrees and a main course and the starter earlier. Haven’t you seen what I’m wearing?”
Yes, I can see that I will wear this often…