That must be the longest post title ever. I could also have added Country Road Car Coat Knock Off, but if you go to the previous post you can read the whole story. If you have been following (thank you for reading!) here it is.
The graffiti backdrop is a clubhouse at a nearby sports field. the whole building is painted this way and it looks so amazing I suspect it was commissioned.
Re the coat. It was an interesting exercise. My chambray muslin was a tiny bit snug around the hips so I went larger. Too large. I then had to take the jacket in and maybe I could have gone back to the original dimensions.There is a fine line between oversized and just plain too big and I found it hard to get just right (and didn't) but it's a fun garment which I'll definitely wear.
I realized while making this meld of patterns that I need a reference book on tailoring. While surfing the net and I found several references to a book called The complete book of Tailoring by Adele P Margolis, last published 1978. This book is apparently something of a classic. I bought it on ebay and I am looking forward to using it.
I like my slouchy 80's man-jacket but what do I wear with it to complete the 80's vibe?