Bleuette ~ 1918 Robe Paletot

My Bleuette, Geneve, wears my version of Robe Paletot or Coat Dress. The pattern illustration shows the wrap dress with a fur collar and fur pompoms at each end the end of the sash, but the pattern pieces gave an option for straight-stitch embroidery in “bright wool” on the collar and cuffs. I chose the embroidery option to go with the fabric I wanted to use. Instead of “bright wool” I used some beautiful vintage (probably rayon type) floss in a gorgeous shade of purple. I chose another lavender/purple shade of DMC cotton floss as a complimentary color. So there are two shades used in the embroidery design on the batiste collar and cuffs to bring out the luscious colors in the fabric.

Instead of pompoms, I chose to put tassels on the sash, made with both flosses combined together for a variegated look, not only in color, but in texture.

Left: 1918 Robe Paletot    Right: La Semaine de Suzette ~ 1918 Robe Paletot
Bleuette ~ 1918 Robe PaletotBleuette ~ 1918 Robe Paletot

Top: 1918 Robe Paletot ~ Back Detail ~ Embroidery    Bottom: 1918 Robe Paletot ~ Tassels


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3 Responses to “Bleuette ~ 1918 Robe Paletot”

  1. Kevin January 28, 2010 at 8:39 PM #

    Fascinating!

  2. Janet July 23, 2011 at 7:32 PM #

    Lovely colors – I love the embroidery – it compliments the print so well.
    Janet

  3. dolliesdressmaker July 26, 2011 at 4:37 PM #

    Janet, I normally prefer to sew with vintage fabrics, but once in a great while I will buy a new piece of fabric to use. This was one of those times. I fell in love with the colors!

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