Jo Jo's Coat
Hallo my precious darlings, I was hoping that you could help me, you see I can't decide which coat to make. You know I love old newspapers, and I recently came across this advertisement in a New Zealand Herald from 1923, for the old Farmer's Store in Auckland, (which I think is still there on the corner of Hobson and Wyndham, am I right my darling Jaffas).
This is it in 1936, 19 years after this advert was placed in the paper, but I digress.
So this is the coat, isn't it sweet?
This advert for dresses was in the same paper, these simple dresses, were perfect for a manufacturing industry that was still in its infancy, pattern cutting and sizing were not as advanced as today.
I did a sketch to help myself understand the pattern pieces.
Then drew a sketch of what I thought the pattern pieces would look like. I think that collar is totally wrong.
I bought a wool houndstooth tweed, and some brown satin for the lining. I had some leather buttons in my collection, that I like because they were quite masculine.
But then, I came across the Best Way magazine in the Brain Watkins House, and it was all over for the 1923 Coat.
I love this coat, what do you think my fashion loving darlings? And those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WANT THEM!!!!!!!!!!! Now my admirable ones, don't let this outburst upset you. What do you think? Am I right? Is it the 1919 coat, or the 1923 coat, which do you prefer?