Today I have been continuing my Coat Toile.
The first thing that I did was make a few amendments to my patterns. I removed the flat parts of the shoulder dart from 2 of the three panels and I will work on easing the rest of the dart out of the other.
I think that this will look a lot better than it does now as it will give a smoother, cleaner finish.
I then made the pattern for my pocket and marked the point where this will be inserted into the side seam.
I made up the pocket and inserted it into the side seam.
This was quite difficult as my coat was already constructed but it will be much easier when I am doing it for my final garment.
Finally I moved onto looking at my collar. I have been struggling with this for a while as I couldn't get it to fit but after talking to my tutor I realised that I had to extend my original pattern by 1.5cm so that it was large enough to fit the collar of my coat.
I then constructed the under side of my collar.
I struggled to fit the collar stand to the collar; to make this possible I added notches so that I had guides.
As this collar now fits I can look at separating the top half of the collar into panels so that I can create the same effect as on the body of the coat.