Tuesday, 23 October 2012

m5525 - shoulder detailing

Epaulets and shoulder detailing makes a trench more trench worthy. And the options for finishing these did delay construction time.  There are no buttons on these epaulets because they don't show up under the collar.
Then there's the question - add shoulder pads? or not? Thankfully this pattern has set in sleeves so I added shoulder pads but the padding wasn't the traditional shoulder pad shape.
I thought the shape similar to a sleeve head shape would work better because it's more likely that I'll be wearing this trench coat with work jackets that have shoulder pads. I thought I might look like I was becoming a gridiron football player, with 2 sets of shoulder pads by the time I put my trench coat on.
And I'm short so I'd look like the shortest gridiron player ever.

Oh, and I did add the right front shoulder detail although lots of trench coats have front detailing on both shoulders.
Go to Peggy Sagers webcast on Trench Coats Part II - Construction and Finishing for some good details on finishing your trench. She show you industry techniques.

These are the trenchcoat posts:
Trenchcoat sewing
Jalie 2680: city coat trench
McCalls 5525: single breast trench
McCalls 5525: a hood in the collar
McCalls 5525: pockets
McCalls 5525: shoulder detailing
McCalls 5525: bound buttonholes
McCalls 5525: belt carriers
McCalls 5525: finished

16 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow your trench is looking very impressive, and can't wait to see it in person, well done.

Sue said...

Looks great - love the colour you chose and the details look great!

BeaJay said...

How good is that - DARN GOOD! Looks great. Very stylish and professional looking.

Carol said...

This looks terrific. I haven't even cut my fabric out yet.

rw aussie said...

That is some trench coat. I am totally and completely impressed!!! I am still waiting to get buttons.

Merche Martinez said...

This is very impressive indeed! Love the shoulder detail in just the one side. And the shoulder pads. I think you made the right decission.

Summer Flies said...

Ooohh it's looking great..what a great colour!

shams said...

A beautiful trench and that color is gorgeous! Having attained maturity in the 80s, I understand all too well the concept of stacked shoulder pads!!! It's a pickle, I tell you.

MushyWear said...

Your trench coat is coming along beautifully! As the others have commented, I love the color you chose. This is going to be a standout jacket!

theperfectnose said...

Augh it's beautiful! I love the style + colour-must start tracing soon-should be done with Uni marking by end of tomorrow!

Kyle said...

WOW it is really on its way isn't it! Looks great!

Cherrypix said...

You're making great headway with this trench! Love the asymmetrical shoulder feature ...and divine colour!

Aminat said...

What a flawless craftmanship, I love every detail and the color is super cute. Great job

Janine said...

I agree - all the details really make a trenchcoat . I have a trench that doesn`t have the extras ( RTW ) and looks a bit like a beige lab coat - not that yours ever would with the fabulous colour .

Gabrielle said...

Wow - this is looking amazing! I can't wait to see the finished trench coat on you!

Fran said...

It's looking beautiful! Great color!

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