2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 31, 2014

2014 WINTER COAT UPDATE...

... it's beginning to look more and more like an actual coat, especially since I've got the sleeves in.  After a slight snafu in trying to substitute a two piece sleeve (oh, how glad I am that I had residual fabric) I decided to proceed with the original one piece sleeve.  You will notice a caving at the upper back sections, but I am positive that this will be corrected with the insertion of shoulder pads.  I lightened the pictures so the completely (lintified) black coat would be more visible in the pictures.



Indentation at the lower back of the coat spreads out correctly after my hips and butt are inserted into the coat (lol).
I'm happy thus far, but will of course arrive at a point of utter over-joyment when the project is finally completed.  In an effort to see light at the end of this outer wear tunnel, I've updated my finish line list as follows:
.  install sleeve headers and purchased shoulder pads
.  install bias cut horsehair canvas in sleeve and lower hem areas
.  install front facing
.  make and insert lining
.  hem
.  make button holes (which, by the way, will not be bound but rather double stitched machine worked)
.  sew on buttons

Note:  I'm always confused as to using the word "installed" when referring to a sewing application.  Should I say install or insert???

I am trying to complete this project ahead of the next cold snap which I know cannot be too far off even though we've had temps in the mid 60's this week.  So keep cheering for me Mom and my other support team members I'm trying hard to get to the finish line before you all tire from reading about this winter coat project...

12 comments:

  1. I think this is going to be fabulous! I too had to use residual fabric for garment I am making. It pays to buy just a little more than needed for those just in case moments.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I always buy just a little more than I need too,.

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  2. You coat is coming along nicely. I know you can't wait until it's complete so you can wear it.

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    1. Thank you Lucy. Although I often involve myself with lengthy projects they tend to try my nerves. I will be glad when it's done.

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  3. I've got my pompoms out, cheering you on from the sidelines! You can do it!!

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    1. Don't know what I'd do without you Kyle!

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  4. It is almost getting completed now cool. Happy New year .. By the way I feel insert sounds better. But any word used I guess anyone who sews can catch the meaning so no prob;)

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  5. You're persistence is as admirable as the details on this lovely coat. I'm tackling my first one this season and I just hope I finish it while the weather is cold!

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  6. Looking good Ms. Faye! Getting inspiration maybe this year I will venture out to make a coat or cape.

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  7. Drool!! Cannot wait to see it completed!

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  8. Wow, your coat is looking great Faye! You're going to be so very proud to wear this one when it's completed I bet! Can't wait for the completed reveal! Good Luck!

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  9. Your coat is coming along quite nicely. I look forward to seeing the end product. I am sure it will be fabulous!

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