Monday, August 26, 2013

The Ensō Coat - Butterick 5960

Butterick 5960
The painted version
of this coat was so much fun to create!
The soft eggshell knit fabric is in the NEW fabric section
(If it is no longer there then it's gone I'm afraid.)
The silk-screens used are 'Yes' and 'Ensō'
and Marcy is selling them too.
'Ensō' comes in a set 
containing the three sizes you will need
to duplicate my design.
The lines are simple brushstrokes
made with a round brush
that looks like this:

I practiced many different techniques
before I settled on this particular design.
The fabric sample piece is so lovely
I'm now using it as a blanket for a 
luxurious afternoon nap
when I can sneak one in.

Practice painting your stroke
or screening 'Ensō' or 'Yes'
in fun colors on some wrapping paper
until you feel confident. 
That way you will end up with some cool
hand-painted gift wrap
as well as a fabulous hand-painted coat!


I'm loving the belted look
the Butterick stylist created


It could even be worn as a dress.
I'd add some snaps or buttons
for modesty's sake.


The lines are simple and classic
and a bit of padding in the long 'collar'
gives it a touch of dimensionality,
while the generous geometric pockets
hold everything you could want
and will keep your hands warm too.


The eggshell knit version is unlined
and the black version is lined.
Depends on how cold it is where you live
and what fabric you are using
but both versions are fairly simple.

Ensō Coat
Marcy's website has many great fabrics
that would work for this coat
and she's posting more every day
as autumn slips closer.

I am planning
a 3/4 length version to take to Paris...