Hey guys, so I recently showed you the coat I stitched up for hubby and now I'm going to show you mine. I'm glad I made it and I hope it can last me for some more trips to come. It kept me warm enough I guess and I pretty much killed it on a daily basis.
My coat took so much less time to do because I did not use interlining for extra warmth and body. I made it using a wool blend I bought on Fabric.com on sale at a really good price. I absolutely love the colour and pattern of it. It was quite heavy weight and easy to work with.
I made a self drafted patten for a number of reasons:-
- I am ridiculously long which I love. I always have to add about 4 inches extra to a sleeve length of a bought pattern.
- I had a look around for styles I wanted and none could be found in available patterns.
- I like the thrill of it!
It wasn't too bad at all. I also made a two piece sleeve which I am quite proud of. The sleeve looks great in the photos and it fits quite comfortably. There is a side piece which meets up with a front panel and a back panel; there is therefore no side seam. The pockets I love because they hang low for my long arms and go all the way to the hem. It's fully lined in a heavy black satin and only the collar is underlined (shame on me!........ for going for the floppy look)
My biggest disappointment was the buttons. I couldn't find really large buttons so I had to settle for these 7/8 inch ones. It looks like the install wasn't too good because they are a bit lopsided. Anyway that's something that can be fixed, I'll definitely do so for the next wearing.
|Showing my imperfections here :s how embarrassing!|
|Look how fab my sleeve looks!|
I hope you enjoyed the post. Thanks for viewing. God bless!