So here's the deal: Cathy will model the Seventies pantsuit, Simplicity 7295, but she isn't willing to freeze her a** off in the cold.
Which got me thinking...
Who doesn't love a Seventies coat? I happen to have a few Seventies coat patterns in my stash (surprised?) -- one that's strictly for faux fur and another that could have faux fur trim.
I love Miss Vogue 8144, but I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle fur. How do you think it would look with the pantsuit? I would have to make the longer of the two versions to cover the jacket/top. It may be too casual.
The other -- and perhaps better -- vintage pattern option is McCall's 2979, which dates from 1971 but I think it could pass for 1975 (the date of the pantsuit pattern), unless there was a style trend I missed. I love the long purple version with the buckle, and I could make it even longer, or add fur cuffs or fur border at the hem.
Of course, the easiest option is two buy 2-3 yards of faux fur and turn it into something cape- or poncho-like, like Version B of this Very Easy Vogue 7641 from 2002.
WWLD? (What would Liza do?)
To be honest, I'm not sure I'm up for making a coat, unless I find some really wild fabric -- paisley velveteen! -- at the right price (cheap). I may go hunting later today, we'll see.
Of course, easiest of all would be to buy a vintage coat at a thrift store. Tomorrow, Wednesday, is "Family Day" at my local Salvation Army, meaning most clothes are 50%. I'm not sure how often these coats show up these days, though. I also looked on eBay and found this in oh, so beige.
|Yea or Nay?|
|This coat will take 10,000 years to decompose.|
Given that MPB is a sewing blog, however, I feeling like I should make whatever I need with my own two mitts. Shoes I can buy, outerwear I should make.
I was also thinking about maybe whipping up one of these stretch headbands, like the green one with the buckle on the lower left.
Friends, did you ever own a Seventies maxi coat? Did it have faux fur trim? Ultrasuede details?
I think it's time to channel my inner Mary and Rhoda. (I'm gonna make it after all... Is that my answer?)
Happy Tuesday, everybody!
PS - Kimberly sent me a photo of