Last year when the mercury hit 38 degrees (100 F), the Ralph Rucci coat (Vogue 1419) became a UFO (unfinished object).
That was last summer. Now the frosts have started and there’s snow in them tha Brindabellas …..the Ralph Rucci coat is finally finished.
It had it’s first outing at Canberra’s FashFest, generally a chilly night. Also wearing other me-mades, Bradgely Miscka dress and Simon is wearing his favourite Liberty shirt.
The fabric is the most divide brocade from Tessuti. It’s very thin, but as wool with a shiny coating, it’s very warm.
The coat has an interesting shape, that I quite like. It makes it quite a dressy coat. Here’s what Vogue says about it:
Fitted, unlined, A-line coat has funnel neckline, welt pockets, seam detail, darted upper and bias lower sleeves, underarm gusset, no shoulder or side seams, binding for pockets and armholes, and back button belt. mmm I think maybe these lovely real metal button might be too heavy for the belt…but I do love them more than the plastic ones I had first picked out. One of the features of the coat is the bound seams. I like bound seams as a finish. These I did in chartreuse silk dupion. Perhaps not the best choice, something more co-ordinated with the coat would have made mistakes easier to hide. I had lots of fun making the bias in a continuous loop, there were good instructions on how to do that, a good trick to learn.
I dipped out on all the coat’s features though. I didn’t make the welt pockets or the bound button holes. Really I just wanted to get the coat finished.
Does anyone else have UFOs lurking? Any plans for them? Happy stitching.