December 3, 2017

MY #2017 WINTER COAT PROJECT - KWIK SEW 4197...

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Kwik Sew 4197

Faux Sherling or Faux Sherpa - are those terms interchangeable? I'm not quite sure, but I found this fabric at Joann's and took the plunge. Every since I brought it home it's been intimidating me.  I've asked questions about working with it, and of course did some Googling so I am equipped with some knowledge: needle type, thread type, stitch length etc.,  I'm still intimidated - but moving forward.
Having to go to work yesterday for 5 hours put a serious damper on my sewing time.  But I did manage to get my coat muslin cut out and marked prior to leaving for work.
I make muslins primarily to check fit, but also to see how things go together.  It's starting to feel possible...

15 comments:

  1. That's a great looking coat pattern. (I've been eyeing it myself, but I don't think it'll be warm enough for these parts.)
    Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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    1. I eyed it for quite a while before purchasing it Irene. I'm working hard to try to get it to turn out well.

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  2. Looking good! Can't wait to see the finale!:)

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    1. Thank you, keep me in your prayers Carrie!

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  3. It’s going to look so nice! I’m looking forward to seeing your finished coat.

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    1. Thank you, and Thank you for commenting! It gives me a chance to learn more about your blog!

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  4. Can't wait to see this one and learning more about working with Sherpa. I really want that Style Arc coat and would love to make it in a black Sherpa.

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    1. I know you are the sewist for the job with Sherpa. I am still just a little intimidated have not sewn the first stitch on the actual fabric. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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  5. It looks GOOD!! I know it is gonna look amazing when you finish.

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  6. Looks to me like you are on the right track - way to go Faye!

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  7. You have become such an amazing coat maker/tailor that I know you will have a beautiful outcome.

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    1. Oh Bunny I have learned so very much from you! Thank you for answering my silly questions from time to time!

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