December 14, 2016

#FAYE'S SEWING LIFE...

...firstly, thanks to everyone who tunes in to watch my 2016 Winter Coat Project - The Silvia Coatigan.  My last post about the coat asked you to help me decide which of 2 fabrics to use for the coat.  The majority of commentators said go with the checked fabric, so checks it is.

I thought it best to use a single layer fabric layout.  Using this layout is more time consuming, but will help in matching the checked print of the fabric.   As you know that means that each pattern piece has to be laid out twice.  To facilitate, I went ahead and traced the five pieces of the coat shell again.
Fours pieces lain, six to go but now it's time to go to bed.  I'll leave the rest for yet another day...

12 comments:

  1. My goal is to make a coat for myself during the February stashbusting challenge. Week 4 will be coats/jackets. So, I'm taking notes.

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    1. I made a coat during the outer wear portion of one of your challenges - I didn't make tke deadline but I did finish it. It was my second coat of the wonter. Once I get started with coat making I want to keep it going.

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  2. I love the fabric you selected for this coat Ms. Faye! Your painstaking layout of the pattern pieces will yield another beautiful coat...I feel it in my bones!! Are you still wearing your purple coat?

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  3. Thank you Myra. This coat was the first thing I thought about when I was gifted this fabric (and I didn't even have the pattern at the time). Thanks for the feeling it in your bones vote of confidence - I'm going to give it my very best. Yes I still wear the purple Lady Gray coat(Colette Pattern). It was my very first tailored project and I learned so very much in the process - took me 3 months to make it, so it's going to stay around for a long long time.

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  4. Smart call retracing pattern pieces. That'll ultimately save time and keep you from forgetting to turn the tissue paper over too! Brilliant!

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    1. Double tracing each piece twice made since to me Elizabeth. I hate flipping the pattern pieces.

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  5. I would love to make a coat but it would get little use where I live. I love your fabric and look forward to watching as you go through the process.

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    1. Kathy thank you so much for watching my coat making shenanigans. I'm moving rather slow with the process though, I haven't even finished laying the pattern out. My evening go so fast that I can't get much done. I'll keep working at it though.

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  6. Ms. Faye I know its taking more time to cut out piece by piece, but it will be so worth it! Can't wait to see another beautiful coat made by you! Maybe next year I'll get the courage to do a coat or jacket.

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    1. Heyyyyy Diane! So good to hear from you! Yes matching checks is easier said than done! I know you could conquer a jacket or coat!!!

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