So I started with this delightful tweet effect coat, turned it inside out and decided to strip it of its lining.
This is just a rough idea below of what I hope to achieve, simply just gathered fabric around mannequin for now.
Beginning to shape the around the body.
creating pleats around waistline.
Backless design at back, and that's as far as I am. I think I may get shoulder pads to change silhouette slightly and add a bow detail to the neckline, possibly a theme through my oxfam pieces.
Simply creating some high waisted shorts to go with blouse, created my cutting off pair of trousers, and turning up to show lining as piping for shorts.
To be continued........