December 5, 2015

#IT'S A WRAP...

...#IT'S A WRAP - my coat that is.  While muslins,  and horsehair interfacing, and padstitching  and underlining, were flying all over my sewing room for five whole weeks, this fall scene was sort of what I was envisioning.  I had wanted  a plaid coat for a full year, and it was finally coming to life.  I really wanted more of a woodsy fall back drop; but it's hard enough to schedule busy peoples time - let alone get them to go traipsing off to the forest just to take you a picture of you.  So I settled for this grassy area next to the back parking lot at work.

We finally had a brisk 36 degree morning so I jumped at the chance to wear my new creation.  I even pulled out my Fedora today in honor of my sew friend Andrea at Sew to Fit.   This is not a scowl on my face trust me - the sun had me.  I LOVE the way the coat fits, I really do - no tugging, no pulling but just enough roominess for comfortable wear.

There - here's just a little smile for you!  My lining of choice for winter coats is crepe back satin.  Love the stuff - it makes my coats look rich and luxurious inside.  Of course I incorporated a jump hem in the construction of the lining - so there's no pulling and my interfaced hem lies in placevgood and flat.

I did my very  best in matching this uneven plaid.  But try as I might there are some places that just didn't quite work out but I pressed on and kept it moving.  Regardless, I incorporated my very best effort in the construction of the coat.

Isn't "walking away" a traditional pose at the end of a photo shoot?  I thought so...

45 comments:

  1. This is soooo lovely! What a great piece :)

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    1. Hey and thank you Wendy! My Mom and were were talking about you recently. She asked about the girl who married the sailor. We both use to read your blog and miss seeing your awesome pictures, lovely quilts and the pajamas. Hope to see you real soon.

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  2. Love your coat! I love plaid. I agree completely about the crepe back satin as a lining. I typically use charmeuse as lining in my coats for the same reason.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I like charmeuse also.

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  3. I love your sense of humor.. I would love to have gone frolicking in the forest for your photoshoot.. Love how you styled it to. The boots and Fedora are perfect! I might try a crepe back satin as a lining too.. Its nice and sturdy!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes the crepe back satin also adds just the right warmth to the coat as well.

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  4. Your coat is beautiful. Love the idea of using crepe back satin as lining!

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  5. This is wonderful and you look positively dapper and tailored to a tee! Love the fedora. You did an excellent job with your matching. Uneven plaids are brutal too match. You can be very proud to wear this and brag on your skills. Or you can just stay mum and tell your friends you ordered it from Nieman's (wink, wink).

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    1. Thank you Bunny and thank you for the tips you gave me on interfacing and all.

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  6. Ms. Faye, I think your coat is fabulous! You need a great job of matching the uneven plaid. That process alone is a killer and takes a lot if time to do. And to too that off, you look great.

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  7. Ms. Faye, I think your coat is fabulous! You need a great job of matching the uneven plaid. That process alone is a killer and takes a lot if time to do. And to too that off, you look great.

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    1. Thank you so much Cennetta. It was nice seeing you and Andrea in the snow!

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  8. Amazing job! Fabulous construction!

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  9. Just love it Miss Faye. It came out wonderful! And the fedora is such a dapper touch.

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    1. Thank you Catherine - I do love my fedora!

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  10. I know what you mean about finding people to take the photos that you want to have taken!
    Your coat looks great! And I love your "walking away" shot. Congrats on finishing it!

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    1. Thank you Kyle!, and thank you so much for always cheering me on too.

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  11. Perfect jacket! Can you say "couture"? Love the styling with those boots, perfect color for the jacket.

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    1. Thank you Cherie! I do feel like it's a couture with all the tailoring techniques I added in.

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  12. I love it! The sun is not your friend when doing a photo-shoot but I still love it. Great job on the coat and and I you as you know know plaid matching has the potential to drive you to drink but I am glad you kept it moving. Great job Faye.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I have so very much to learn about photography. Your pictures are ALWAYS so professional looking.

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  13. Oh Ms. Faye this coat is VERY nice and you should be so proud of your accomplishment!! It was definitely worth the hard work you put into it! Good seeing you again in the photos too!

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    1. Thank you Myra! And yes I am very proud of the work I put into this coat.

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  14. Your work is admirable. I particularly love how the diagonal stripes of the back yoke matches the sleeve's. Honestly how much wold you have to pay for a RTW coat with such finery ? and would not even fit. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you so much Marie! Yes the yoke did give me a fit, I should have cut it with a center seam, but yes it did match at the sleeves. Happy early OUR birthday 12/18?

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  15. You did a wonderful job on your coat.

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  16. What a great coat! I will remember your tip about the crepe back satin, too.

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    1. Thank you Angela!, and yes I really love using the crepe back satin for lining coats. It's so pretty.

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  17. What a lovely coat! Looking good with the Fedora too Ms. Faye

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  18. Taking photos is the most tedious part of blogging. But I think these are great - authentic Faye in her teaching environment. And, the plaid coat is superb.

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  19. Wow! These pictures really show off the wonderful job you've done matching those plaids Linda. Very high-end looking coat. Love the styling too.
    Cecil

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  20. Cute coat and you did a wonderful job!

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    1. Thank you so very much Lisa!

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  21. Faye what can I say...? Great craftmanship, beautiful, beautiful and beautiful

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    1. Why thank you very much Aminat!

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  22. What a beautiful coat, you did an amazing job.

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  24. You did a great job. Your coats looks great. Love the fedora.

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  25. You did a great job. Your coats looks great. Love the fedora.

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  26. Ahhhhh....! At last! I've been waiting, oh so quietly and patiently, for you to post the completed, definitive, views of your coat. At last, bravo! You got a wonderful result, and this super coat will make you look gorgeous each time you toss it on!

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  27. It's perfect! I may seriously need one of those some year.

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  28. It's perfect! I may seriously need one of those some year.

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