The Design of the Embroidery
Well its decided, and no-one disagreed, this coat is the one for me. I still haven't decided on what fabric to use, but I don't think the hound's tooth is right for it, but we will see. The directions for the Sacque Coat that I am taking the pattern off, say: "Dove-grey garbardine, tricotine, or cloth, with soutache in the same shade. Soutache is special cord that is sewn on by hand to form the decorative patterns as you see below. Garbardine is: A sturdy, tightly woven fabric of cotton, wool, or rayon twill. Tricotine is similar to garbardine, and is defined as: a sturdy worsted
fabric with a double twill
, used for dresses and suits.
This is the soutache design on the artist's illustration of the coat. But I wanted to have a go at doing something with more of an Art Nouveau style.
I love this.
I like this for the front of the coat, mirrored on each side of the seam pockets.
So I trace the pattern and then did 4 carbon copies, as I would need to replicate this design 8 times, as it is on the back of the coat as well.
This is the final pattern, what do you think? I think it may prove to be too complicated, but I would be so proud of myself, if I could reproduce it, with soutache and embroidery, and maybe some beading.