The Making of a Silk Dress Coat – Part 4: Sewing the Coat

The planning,┬ápainting and embroidery are done – now it’s sewing time!

The Making of a Silk Dress Coat – Part 3: Hand Embroidery

After painting the silk taffeta for the dress coat, I’m ready to begin adding extra detail with some hand embroidery.

The Making of a Silk Dress Coat – Part 2: Painting the Silk

In part 1 of The Making of a Silk Dress Coat I walked through the planning and preparation of the design. Now we’re at part 2, let’s get into the painting!

The Making of a Silk Dress Coat – Part 1: Watercolour Studies for Silk Painting

I have been commissioned to create a silk painting to be made into a ladies dress coat. In order to become familiar with my subject matter, I needed to do several watercolour studies of my subject: Australian native flowers.