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wes1761

Frock coat pleats

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Working on a coat, linen liner with wool outer. Using a JP Ryan pattern which I no longer have. Can anybody advise a way to get the pleats right on the back? I have tried several different ways and cannot seem to get the pleats to lay right or the back of the skirts to look right.....getting a tad frustrated!!

Thanks!!

Wes

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Wes.............are the instructions still in the pattern sent to me?

If they are when I get home & will scan them & send to you.

Gertie I still have the pattern but will send to you soon.

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There were directions, but I put the coat up for a bit..needed a break from handstitching. I am hoping for a picture of a similar coat so I can see how they lay and take it from there. I am a visual learner I guess.....a thick headed, refer to directions to see what I did wrong visual learner!! Here is the coat thus far:

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I have added cuffs and started adding the stand up collar.....Pleats...AAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

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Wes.......check you email........I sent the pattern's instructions in PDF format

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Thanks Matey!!!

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Bah! I wish I could assist, Wes. My own comp with all those images is currently out of commission. Perhaps Sterling will pop on here and show some great examples. Or Michael.

~Lady B

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To help the pleats stay, I iron in a pleat crease, then hand stitched as close to the edge as I could to secure the crease. Makes it really easy to iron. Just pull the hem down and press!

Spitfire Stevens

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