Portfolio Coat

Salut chéries!  I am submitting my portfolio tomorrow and I finished my coat the other day.  It doesn’t have a lining in it yet and also I haven’t added the belt yet.  It’s a little different from my original design, a little smoother but I love it!  My mom is modelling it here.

Coat Front View

Front View


Closeup of cuff and chest


As I said before I used a Vogue pattern and I found it was pretty good, but a little confusing at times.  However it was altogether pretty easy to follow.  The reason it’s not as full around the bottom as I had imagined is because I found that anytime I tried to adjust it too much from the pattern it started to not look right.  I think it’s because there are so many panels and seams that everything just starts to bunch and not look right.  So I’ll have to keep playing with it and working on it to get the fit just right.  I’m not giving up on my original design just yet so I will keep you updated!




Winter Coat

Salut chéries!  So I’ve applied to Ryerson University this year, to the Fashion program and part of the portfolio requirements is to create a garment, so I designed this coat.  Now, I don’t know if I’ve been accepted for a portfolio application yet so I’m really doing this for myself and if the university wants to see my portfolio, this coat is definitely going to be a part of it.


My design for a winter jacket.

Anyway, this is the design I drew, but since I know nothing about making my own patterns I decided to find a similar pattern at the fabric store and adapt it to my design.  I ended up using a Vogue pattern that I found at the same time I found my fabric, which was on clearance for an amazing price!  I was able to get enough fabric for two coats and it only cost me about $40!


My clearance fabric!

I absolutely wanted purple fabric.  I think it’s a breath of fresh air to have a bright coloured coat.  I haven’t finished it yet, but it’s getting there!  Stay tuned for the final product, I sure can’t wait to see it myself.

Wish me luck on my application process!