Today, she is helping to model the wool coat I've been redesigning and decorating for my Poison Ivy costume collection. My goal is to have a mix and match set of costume pieces that I can use for any weather or situation.
It is a military style coat that I unfortunately never got a picture of when I first recieved it. I haven't changes the basic structure much, though, so it should be easy to imagine it's original state.
Anyway, I am working on the embroidery that I intend to have border most of the coat. It's about half done. In the picture above, there is a silver thread running alongside green knotwork. This particular style of interlacing is pretty much the simplest one I know how to do. I haven't had much practice with making carpet pages (Those full pages of illumination in medieval books), and trying to make a design that fit all the panels of the coat was just too much. So I started with the trim, and intend to design the rest later.
The back of the coat used to be split, but I filled that in when I had to expand the size of the coat. I'm not entirely sure why, and I might take that panel out later.
The finished side has one puffy line and a silver thread. I believe I'm about 2/3rds to 3/4 of the way done.