November 28, 2017

#BLOGLIKECRAZY 28: AND SO IT BEGINS...

...my regular readers know that I make a new coat every Fall.  And so it begins; my 2017 Winter Coat Project.  I touched on the subject a few days ago here.  The process is basically the same each year.  First I wade through a myriad of coat patterns.  Avid collector as I am; that process could take days in itself.  This year I'm hankering to experiment with faux sherling.  I am anxious to see the end results of the project; but, I am a bit apprehensive at the same time having never worked with the fabric.  As hard as it was, I made myself choose between these two patterns:

KwikSew 4197
McCall's 6656
When you are equally in love with both, it's a hard decision to make - but I chose the KwikSew Pattern because I think it's more ME, and that I will wear it more.  Some say it doesn't get cold enough in Georgia for these types of coats but I beg to differ - it was 31 degrees when I left for work this morning.  I pacified myself by promising to make View A of the McCall's pattern later this Winter.  So I'll begin tonight by starting to make adjustments to the pattern in preparation for; YES - a muslin.

Since I knew I would making a new winter coat anyways, I've joined in on the Sew Much Talent (gr) Facebook Coat Challenge.  

 The challenge ends on December 30th so I really need to get busy with this project...

11 comments:

  1. Love both patterns! Can't wait to see your finished coat!

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    1. I can hardly wait either Carrie!

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  2. Alright!! I am so excited to see what you go with! What a neat challenge! And yes, you will need that coat for this unpredictable GA weather, lol!

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    1. The challenge is right on time for my annual coat project. I LOVE Kelly Anorak Vanessa! You did a very professional job.

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  3. I love both coat patterns. The Kwik Sew one I featured in a winter trends blog post a few weeks back and I've had the McCalls one in my stash for a long time begging me to make it up. Can't wait to see your finished coat!

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    1. Although the process is just beginning I'll be glad to get to the finish line. What view of the McCall's are you think about making???

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  4. I like the coat pattern you have chosen and know that you will make a fabulous coat!

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    1. I am really hoping that all goes well with this coat Tomasa.

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  5. Great pattern choice!

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  6. I cab wait to see the finished results! You are truly the Coat Maker!!!(smiling)

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  7. Really love your pattern choice, it’s going to be beautiful too! I can’t wait to see it!

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