Anna who made up another rather vibrant coat for me, produced this one too. The pattern needed to be re-sized, and Anna unfortunately didn’t manage this too well. That’s why I’m looking a bit down in the photos. I’m disappointed as the style is cool. Oh well, it’s all a learning process.
The design itself is loose and unfitted, but the coat has ended up far too large, and this is after it’s been altered. It would have had to have been taken apart and remade if it was going to be saved, and unfortunately I just didn’t have the time. I think I’ll take it back up to Shenzhen next time I go and see if she’ll try again.
I used a cream bouclé wool and it’s been lined with a thin fleece material to make it warmer. I’m wondering whether that’s had an impact on the overall success of the coat. I took Anna’s word for it that it would work, but I think that having a thick lining has added to the woes of the coat. I paid RMB680 (US$110) for the coat, so I’d like to get it right if possible.
A Hong Kong tailor would alter with no charge and no question, and my gut feeling is that Anna will too. Let’s see…
Tailor: Anna, Shop 5070, 5th Floor, LoHu Commercial Centre, Shenzhen. Tel: +86 13510848192