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December 15, 2014

2014 WINTER COAT PROJECT PROGRESS...

...after experimenting with two coat patterns and making 3 muslins I finally managed to get a fit that satisfies and so the construction process has begun.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I've come to the realization that I am in need of a full length black winter coat.  I'm so glad that this nice wool fabric was in my stash.  I remember buying it from Hancock's a couple of summers ago.  Sometimes it's really hard to buy winter specific fabric during the summer even when it's at an excellent price.  But I knew that I would eventually find a use for this piece so I purchased 4 yards when it was 70% off.
Cutting was done on Saturday, and thread tracing completed on Sunday
So tonight I started the underlining process
Hopefully I'll get to work on this a little bit every night this week after work (fingers crossed).  Real sewing progress always takes place on weekends.  I've promised myself that I AM NOT going to let this project stress me out.  I've made my "FINISH LINE LIST" already so I'll be slowly marking things off...

23 comments:

  1. I am so convicted. You are inspiring me to get back on my sons suit. Ooh the terrible mother.

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  2. Interfacing, padstitching, etc., etc. I do understand Andrea. You are not a bad mother - sometimes it's just hard to undertake a really big project.

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  3. I started making the Anise coat once and it is still there lying half done. I have patience but not enough to make a coat :D anyway I don't need any winter wear also thankfully(coz ofwarm weather). Would be eager to read your posts on coat making updates ;)

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    1. That Anise jacket is really nice sort of similar to the Ninot jacket I made earlier this year. PRAY for me, I need for this to be a nice coat.

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  4. we need an official Finish Line Notepad.

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    1. Love it! We must start production!

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  5. I don't love making coats; they are so bulky especially a full length one. But I am always happy after I've finished. It's also one of those garments that is really a money saver.

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    1. Started today at 58 degrees but a cold front is due any day. I need this for really cold dress wearing days.

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  6. I have sooooo many coat patterns, can't resist when they're on sale right? lol! but I have made a cape, can't wait to see your finished coat, you've pressed on this far so I know it will be beautiful!

    Helen

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    1. I'm so hoping that this will be a nice coat Helen.

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  7. How exciting Faye! I can hardly wait to see the finished coat..

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    1. Yep Candice there's a while lot of excitement going on.

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  8. How great that you're taking this on Faye! I'm excited to follow your progress. And since I know you're going to ask...my jeans. When I basted them & tried them on, the hips fit okay, the upper thigh so/so but the rest of the legs were humongo! Like 2 or 3 sizes too big. And it's not like I have mongo thighs or anything...or abnormally huge hips, I don't think. ;) The waist is too big too but that's normal for me. I should have taken more time to learn about fit before cutting them out. Tsk, tsk. So now I'm "hopefully" trying to fix all of it before I sew them all together for good. Oy!

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    1. Since this is not my first coat project I'm a hoping and a praying that this will go quickly. About the jeans - that is exactly why I go the muslin route.. I get tired of making them but they almost always pay off even if I have to make 3 of them.

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    2. Funny...on my blog I just said how I won't make muslins but then never say never! :)

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  9. Its going to be lovely Ms. Faye!

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    1. Thanks I'll give it all that I have.

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  10. I just know this coat WILL BE ANOTHER SUCCESS for you Linda. Your coat sewing experience has put you at a higher level of expertise and you know all the pitfalls and what to do with them. Can hardly wait to see the finished product.
    Cecil

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    1. Thank you for the vote of confidence!

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  11. You sound as though you stash like me - large pieces ready for when the right time and garment comes.

    It will be well worth the time and effort you are putting into this - your tailoring always looks good (and I know you worked hard at that). Hopefully you will get a little bit of sewing time over the holidays to work on this coat. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you Sarahliz! Yes, I think I'll be able to get a lot of sewing in the week after Christmas. At least I hope so!

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