There’s no accounting for dress sense
This afternoon’s workings
Adapting the pattern for man’s coat from “Dolls House and Miniature Scene” (December 2014 issue) I assailed a blazer design. I shortened it and cut out some of the skirt widening, added a back pleat, a leather ‘W’ cut collar and a breast pocket.
I hadn’t realised how narrow shouldered the figure I’m working with is. I had filled out the skinny bits on tum and bum but failed to pad the upper torso at the back. So I stuffed stuffing across from arm hole to arm hole once the blazer was in position. His hair is a wool mohair mixed yarn and I should have left it longer – drat.
There are still ‘things’ to do, but top of my list has to be darkening the beard to match the hair.
He now looks like a shady dealer in something we might not want to know about – most unfortunate.
ps: the strange mousetrap shape on the hat is the spring from a clothes peg