As you know, working with this fabric was a brand new experience for me. As with most new experiences, this project involved intimidation that resulted in lots of procrastination on the project. It wasn't until my Sunday morning sewing chat with Sheila CTK that my mind was put at ease and I was able to work confidently towards completion. I should have talked with her earlier on in the project but had forgotten that she had made not one but two coats from faux sherling. Sheila assured me that the shedding would indeed stop, and that I could feel completely comfortable in putting this coat through the wash (line drying afterwards). THANK YOU SO MUCH SHEILA CTK, you saved my sewing sanity once again!
When I showed a picture of the coat to a friend today she said, "where are you going to wear this, New York?" Well, our high temperature today was 71 degrees! Mind you it was Winter when I started the coat. Although it's Spring right now, Winter is promised again next week so I will be ready for it when it does return. I am really amazed how light weight this coat really is. I have always wanted a coat like this - and now I have one. There was absolutely no tailoring, no interfacing, pad stitching or interfacing used in this project.
Thanks for sticking with me through the coat making process once again!!!