Sunday, December 27, 2009

So here is my dilemma...

To make a long story short, I ended up with tailor chalk marks on the right side of my coat fabric. Yes the white color disappears with pressing/steam but no matter what I have done the imprint is still there, most obvious when you look down on the coat.

So instead of crying over ruining this beautiful wool/camel coating I've decided to use the wrong side of the fabric on the panels that I ruined.

Difference between sides is not extremely obvious

Here is what it would look like, I shaded the pieces that would show the reverse of the fabric by necessity (they have marks) and I figure to balance it I would make the tabs on the sleeves out of the reverse.

The right side of this fabric as you saw in one of my previous posts is fluffier almost like a velour.

So what would you do? I'm calling my solution a "design feature". Would you just use the reverse and call it a day?

Really this coat needs to be made, it has been weighing on me for far too long


  1. Hi. I think your solution is brilliant and will not at all distract from the beauty of your coat. Definitely a "design feature"!

  2. Excellent solution! Had the marks been smaller, I might have suggested camoflaging with machine stitching (stitch over the marks, and then continue stitching to make an all-over pattern), but I don't think that would have worked in this case. Your solution should work well, not only will it save the coat, it will add some extra interest to it.

  3. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I am sure your subconscious wanted this, because it is an awesome idea, and cannot be a random "error."

  4. I say Design Feature!


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