2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

September 13, 2015

BRACE YOURSELF SEWING FAMILY - IT'S COAT MAKING TIME AGAIN...

...By now I know you've heard about the AMAZING COAT SEW-ALONG sponsored by Erica Bunker.  Being the coat lover/maker that I am, I became super excited upon hearing about it several months ago and knew I'd be joining in on this one.  I've had those several months to make a decision about pattern/fabric selection.  You already know that there is an over abundance of both residing in my sewing studio - but that over abundance often creates confusion in my making a final decision concerning what to sew next.  I PRAYED about it last night because at bedtime (he says in ALL things in prayer and supplication make your requests known) I still didn't have my mind made up.  I knew I'd have an answer when the sun came up this morning!

I sort of feel like I'm cheating with my pattern selection because I've used this one before. However, it's the closest thing in my pattern stash that fits the vision of a coat I wanted to make last winter so, sew be it.
Simplicity 2311

I'll be making the short wrapped version this time using the pattern's regular collar and lapel.
I have a wonderful plaid wool purchased for $5.95 (value $24.95) at Hancock's Black Saturday sale last year.
 

Decisions, decisions, decisions! I've been so back and forth about this thing, but finally had to make up my mind before I missed the entire sew-along - and that would just never do.

So okay, you DO remember how this coat making process thing goes don't you?  I cry, I moan, I whine and I complain for about a month while working diligently on the project, AND I report it ALL right here for you to witness.  (Mother and my other cheerleaders, are you ready?)  And don't forget: YOU LOVE ME AND WILL STICK RIGHT HERE WITH ME THROUGH IT ALL, and at the end of the Amazing Coat Sew-Along I have another wonderful coat that I LOVE, and ADORE and get to wear winter after winter after winter...

16 comments:

  1. There is nothing wrong with using a pattern you've used before! I am sure your coat will turn out fabulous. Good luck!

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  2. I KNEW IT!!! let the finish line lists begin!

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  3. LOL Faye! You can vent anytime to us! We creative souls have to have an outlet at times! Good luck on what I think is going to be a great looking coat!

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  4. Don't worry, I will still love you & stick w/ you through it all.

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila!

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  5. You have a whole cheering section here! Go! Go! GO!!!

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    1. Thanks a whole lot, I need it!

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  6. There is no cheating in making something you have made before - you will just be better at it, that's all. And a different fabric and version - be great to see the two together when you finish.

    Sorry I have not commented recently, I have been travelling, poor wi-fi made it impossible.

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    1. Thank you for when you do get a chance to comment Sarah! I love my Australian friends. You are from Australia correct? Hope you enjoyed your travels!

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  7. Going to be lovely as always....look forward to seeing this journey. How you enjoying this season on PR?

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    1. Thank you Diane! And enjoying PR...yes indeed!

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  8. I want to make a coat for fall, too, but I have a lot of projects and life things in the mix. As always, I'll be following your progress!

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you L, that means a lot!

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