Hello my dear readers!
Long time no hear from, I know! I had a bit of ‘life’ happen these past few weeks, but please no worries – we’re all healthy and happy on this end. But that’s life, hey? Full of ups and downs and surprises.
Speaking of such – I’ve finished the winter coat! AND I chopped my hair!!!! I just love my hair short – I’m never going back again – and you can seriously hold me to that…SERIOUSLY.
I just love how it turned out! All that drama was totally worth it. Oh BTW…it was 35 degrees (yes, PLUS) when I donned this lovely outfit – so don’t say I don’t love you guys, k?
Remember that skirt? Yes, that’s my Ginger! One of favs. I like to wear my handmades with other handmades.
I didn’t end up making the welt pockets button-upable because I thought it would be way to much of a PITA every time I wanted to use my pockets.
I really heart how the sleeves turned out. But, word to the wise – perhaps make the cuff a smidge wider – well, I have big hands so they fit through OK (obviously), but it’s a bit on the tight side. Also love the hidden button placket.
I thought brown buttons would go well since we’re doin’ a navy/plum/brown thang here.
Oooo…is that a lining?? We ALL know how much I LOVE making linings! This was a simple navy acetate lining – breathable, durable and affordable. I don’t like using silk for coat linings – it’s luxurious sure, but it stains with sweat (fab for a cyclist like me) is not very durable and is $$$$$$$$$$. Not today, folks.
I made a nice wide (5cm) tie belt and a couple of belt loops to hold her all in.
Overall, I’m incredibly happy with this coat. The “inderlining” worked like a charm and the coat has a very nice weight to it as well as, well, warmth (unfortunately).
I think it’s trousers next, yes? Look for the pattern /fabric combo and some awesome easy couture tips for a nice waistband.
PS – I’ve also got a new blog look – but more about that little surprise later
PPS – To see how I improve these photos – check out this post!
Relax and enjoy lads and lassies!