I know I’ve been talking about the Penelope coat for awhile now, but I’m finally starting the project and thought I’d take you along for the ride. My customer, Erin, contacted me months ago wanting a coat like the one Christina Ricci wore in the movie Penelope. I was very excited about the project, because I thought it was cute movie and the coat was stunning. It’s elegant and eccentric at the same time -very fun 🙂
We emailed back and forth discussing fabrics, colors, and some changes to the original design. This part of the process is the most exhilarating – the birth of a design! Here are the 2 photos I was given to begin my design:
Erin was looking for a combination of elements from both coats. I began sketching.
I was a bit off in the modifications she wanted, so I sketched again:
This was to be the final design!
Tune in tomorrow for part 2….