1918 Robe Paletot

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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.

1918 Robe Paletot – Back Embroidery Detail

1918 Robe Paletot – Tassels