Inspired by Balenciaga’s famous Paletot of the 1950’s, this design has a unique hidden ribbon which invisibly holds the pleats from the neck to the wrist. The pattern is half scale but can be enlarged to full scale and it is one size. The Paletot is best done in a drape-able fabric like silk or wool crepe (photo sample) or a rayon blend. Lining is optional. Appropriate for intermediate or advanced skills.
The Paletot was draped and developed for the MySize Barbie doll, the 36" articulated doll which we convert to a half scale dress form with a form cover.