Tuesday 22 March 2011

Ultimate Six Frock Coat: the easy fabrics -
first comparison

So far I have done three rounds of lab dyed wools with my supplier for the felts and wools on the Frock Coat.

Now it is time to see how these compare to the real thing . . .
Fabrics 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 11

This week I sent a batch of swatch samples to my friends who own the original screen-worn Six Frock Coat for them to compare for me.

They took some pictures and gave me their comments.
Here’s what they had to say.

Purple Felt 
(Fabric 2) - Top left
Looks very good

Green Felt 
(Fabric 3) - Top right
Too light as expected

Peach Wool 
(Fabric 4) - Middle left
Too pinky. Needs to be more orangey

Red Felt 
(Fabric 5) - Middle right
Looks very good

Yellow Lapel 
(Fabric 7) - Bottom left
Looks good

Pink Felt (Fabric 11) -
Bottom right
Looks too bright

This is very promising and as I expected. The Purple Felt (Fabric 2), Red Felt (Fabric 5) are definitely signed off; the Yellow Lapel (Fabric 7) needs a little more work; and the Green Felt (Fabric 3) and Peach Wool (Fabric 4) need to be revisited.

I have an idea on the Pink Felt (Fabric 11), so check back soon.

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