Pelisse/Robe Update....Revised Edition
I have been reworking my Pelisse bodice, as well as making sleeves. The sleeves came out a bit bigger, puffier, whatever you want to call it, than I thought they would be, and I had to take them up, because they were way too long for my arms. But I figure that having bigger sleeves probably isn't a bad thing, considering I might be wearing sweaters or other such wintry layers underneath the coat.
I took out the four darts on each side (which, for some strange reason I called "pleats" in the last update...go figure), and put in two (real, this time) pleats on each side.
I also picked out the stitches along the back edge of the collar, straightened things up a bit, repositioned the collar, and stitched it back in place. I think it looks much better.
This is just some of the extra fabric draped on my manikin to form the look of a skirt on the coat. I always like to give myself a teaser and imagine what the finished product might look like.
*Note: These pictures were taken before I altered the sleeve length.*