2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

October 5, 2015

#SEWING LIFE...

...I mentioned that my gravity fed steam iron went out last weekend; also mentioned that I had a backup.  Can you imagine my shock when the backup iron started releasing steam and just wouldn't quit!  What a mess!, and a sewing setback!  Because I press as I go people; I didn't even feel like working on my coat after this happened.  Of course, I have several regular irons, but, it's just not the same - I'm spoiled rotten by the weight and amount of heat/steam that my gravity fed iron produces.  But, thank God for BBA (bounce back ability).  A friend is picking up another iron for me in Atlanta today and I should have it tomorrow afternoon, so on with the show.

I finally had some time to work on fine tuning my muslin for the Amazing Coat Sew-along and I am very pleased with the results so far.
Simplicity 2311view B - short coat
  • I've marked the lapel/collar roll lines; these markings will be transferred to my actual pattern.
  • Inserted a 2-piece sleeves borrowed from Michael Kors' Vogue 2873 peacoat pattern that fit really good with only minor adjustments.  Thank you Michael Kors! This is the second time that I've morphed a coat with his 2-piece sleeve pattern; I once put it into in Indie Pattern jacket project too.  I'm also contemplating adding the over-sized cuff  from the Vogue pattern as an alternative design feature, - mmmmm just might be an interesting detail.
  • The muslin might be just a tad too large - I'm debating if I need to increase the side seams or leave it as is since I'm actually planning to wear the coat wrapped.  If I decide to take it in that will be an easy remedy.
  • Often times I'll use the actual muslin to underline my coat.  Since my wool fashion fabric is not that heavy I might underline.
Now to work on matching this plaid up.

With patience and no interruptions all should go well.  I'll be cutting later this afternoon...


12 comments:

  1. That's a great looking muslin, good luck with the cutting!

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  2. Wow, you've gotten pretty far already! It's looking pretty good too! Good Luck Ms. Faye because that's some great looking fabric and I know your coat is going to be beautiful!

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  3. Ooo, uneven plaids - those always scare me but I know you can pull it off. Following the excitement!

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    1. Thanks for watching Bunny, I'll holler if I need help so don't be too far away.

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  4. I do like the lines of that coat. I think it will be wonderful in your plaid.

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  5. Some progress I see! Looks good!

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    1. Yes Tomasa and it feels good to finally get this thing started.

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  6. You are really making good progress.

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