DIYs III September 2016 until today

  1. Elegant coolness coat


Pattern: McCall Pattern V1262


Fabric: I used a cotton knit fabric butt due to the fact that the edges rolled in a way I didn’t like I sewed a ling into it. Ideally it is planned without.

2. Oversize Scervino blended Jumpsuit


Pattern: This is a blend of an original pattern by Burda style and my own interpretation of a jumpsuit by Ermanno Scervino (please view on Pinterest)

Schnittmuster: Overall - Seide, langarm - Overalls - Damen - burda style:
Pattern by Burda Style NR. 103-102010-DL

Fabric: Very challenging and slippery, but gorgeous silk – only recommendable to very advanced hobby tailors… It took me four days for the sewing due to this!

3. Military Dress


Pattern: Once more I blended two different patterns: The blouse part is an ordinary pattern by Burda Style N°113 Item N°03/2012 – download available

And the skirt part is a modified version of the skirt part of my all about retro dress. Please have a look on my according Pinterest board to see where I took my inspiration from.
Fabric: I chose a mid weight crepe silk but used it double layered except the sleeves. I think this was the right decision to give the dress the necessary fall and to turn it into a dress that’s good for fall or also winter as well. Please always consider silk to request a lot of care and time to work with…

4. Military coat


Pattern: You might assume…This is once more a blended pattern. This time I used the back of my insanity coat (its making of and details of its pattern on DIYs II N°1) and the front of a classic trench coat, a pattern by Burda style (download of the coat available here); I just lengthened it so that it goes with the length of my military dress.
Fabric: I used a very beautiful thick and heavy wool fabric by Dorothee Schumacher, without lining but covered all the edges and seams inside the coat to give it a perfect look – even inside…

5. Tenderness coat in nude


Pattern: Because it worked so well with my military coat I used this classic pattern for a trench coat by Burda style again. I just reduced the width of its back to give it a more modern shape.
Fabric: Thanks God, I found this beautiful wool fabric at Schumacher’s friends’ boutique to complete my jumpsuit… This time sewed with a lightweight lining inside and some leather details on its shoulders, sleeves, at its front and the edges of its belt.