Make the Look: Emily in Paris

Back in March of 2020, we would have never imagined that we’d still be battling the pandemic in January of 2021. We’ve been restricted to our own homes, which has meant that we’ve had to find things to do to keep ourselves busy. For me, along with sewing, this has meant more television than usual and, in particular, a good old binge on Netflix. Such was the case watching Emily in Paris – a carefree opportunity to vicariously travel to the French capital to soak in the sights and, of course, admire the fashion. 

Emily pulled off some stunning outfits; my favorite being the green tweed coat with the bucket hat. Looking through Rebecca Page’s patterns, I thought I’d have a go at creating my own Emily in Paris look using the Andie Anorak (jacket length without the hood), the Paige Pencil Skirt (without the tie) and the Sun Hat (with a small brim). 

My sewing skills are pretty average, but they have improved by following the clear, detailed instructions that come with the Rebecca Page patterns. I’ve also discovered that I really enjoy assembling the PDF pattern pieces and cutting them out.

My favorite technique was creating the pleat down the back of the coat. I was also pleased that the Sun Hat could be used to make the winter bucket hat.

My daughter’s friend, Eloise, kindly agreed to be my model. It was a cold winter’s day in London but we had fun pretending that it was a lovely day in Paris.

*All official images are sourced from @EmilyinParis on Instagram.

Fabrics Used

  • Andie Anorak: Harris Tweed
  • Paige Pencil: Tweed Coating
  • Sun Hat: Wool Blend Coating with Tweed Coating Accents
  • Neck Tie: Crepe

9 thoughts on “Make the Look: Emily in Paris

  1. Helen Currey says:

    I love Janine’s creation – how inspired – and great skills both in the making and interpretation of the RP patterns! I love the costumes in 2013 film The Great Gadsby. According to wikipedia: The Great Gatsby achieved the iconic 1920s look by altering pieces from the Prada and Miu Miu fashion archives. Martin also collaborated with Brooks Brothers for the costumes worn by the male cast members and extras. Tiffany & Co. provided the jewelry for the film. Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada were behind the wardrobe and worked closely together to create pieces with “the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the 1920s”

  2. Dlbinoc says:

    Another fun netflix fashion binge with a ‘20svibe is House of Elliot. Can’t wait to watch Emily in Paris now, cute looks you’ve created.

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