2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

July 30, 2015

READER'S POLL. ..

...REALLY; right smack in the midst of Georgia's Dog Days of summer with no relief insight of temperatures falling under 100 degrees any time soon, all I can think about sewing are coats and/or jackets.

Photo compliments of Google Images

Nothing beats a great coat or jacket; they are my favorite items to sew.  I know, I know; even though I whine, and moan and complain all the way through its construction.  Often times when making a coat or jacket I put in much more work than is actually called for or required.     Consequently this         S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S the job out contributing to all my whining and moaning and complaining.   In spite of it all, I really love the jacket/coat making process, adore my finished results and have learned so much with each every one that I've made.  How long will coats and jackets remain my favorite? - I don't know.  But we all know that favorite things are subject to change. 

So I'm polling to ask:  What's your favorite item to sew???

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/30/2015

    I just bought Vogue's new pea coat and then Mimi released hers... decisions!

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    1. Ahhhh Anonymous, another coat person like me. Why make a decision?, why not make them both???

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  2. I love seeing jackets too!! Is the image a sewing pattern, if so details please?

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    1. It was just an attractive Google Clipart Image Zynthia but I do like all three styles. All three are double-breasted designs with the center one being a classic trench but I think the other two could easily be frankenpatterned from a normal stash of patterns - don't you think???

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  3. My favorite thing to sew is something that fits well and I don't have to make a lot of adjustments. Sigh only to dream.

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    1. Amen to that sister! But them we can all dream can't we.

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  4. Shirts!!! Specifically men's shirts. The flat felled seams, the neatness of it all...love it! I also enjoy making any complicated designer's Vogue

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    1. My hat's off to you Merche. I'm still very timid when it comes to collar bands or stands.

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  5. Coats are way up there for me as well! They are a pain during the process, but the payoff is so great.

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    1. You're a woman after my own heart Wendy!

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  6. jackets!!! l enjoy working complicated patterns and challenge myself.

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    1. I KNOW SIGRID, and you make some gorgeous jackets too!

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  7. I love sewing dresses most of the year. Now that school is getting back in session I've had my eye on a classic trench coat. Two years ago, I sewed a wool cape in the middle of August, wool and Florida humidity, not a good combination, I sweated and fussed the whole time, but I love my wool cape!

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    1. I've been on a dress kick or two myself Bonnie. I love them too.

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  8. My favorite used to be tops, but of late I have been on a dress making palooza.

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    1. I've been on the tops thing and the dress thing too Sheila. Been loving all of your dresses.

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  9. For me it's coats (of course)!

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    1. Oh yes, and I love your coats too Tany!

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  10. We share the same sewing jacket/coat love, Faye. It's my favorite and I don't think I could ever have enough of them. They give me much pleasure to sew and design. Like you, I go above and beyond what's specified but in the end I am always glad I did. Here's to happy coatmaking!!!

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    1. I always love the fact that you show so much of your coat making process Bunny.

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  11. I love making skirts! They really relax me. When I make somrthing more difficult, I'll start a TNT skirt to stay balanced through the process.

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    1. The staying balanced part is very good advice Audrey!

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  12. I like making skirts the best. I have few fitting challenges with skirts and they come together quickly.

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    1. I've been on heavy skirt making quests before too Tomasa and agree that they do come together quickly.

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  13. I have made only one jacket and I was so proud of myself I decided to rest on my laurels. I prefer to make tops and dresses, not so much work. :)

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    1. I agree that jackets and coats can be quite daunting Kathy, and when we do get one finished it is such a relief. I love making tops as well.

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