(Thanks to my 2 year old for taking these photos!)
I just finished sewing up this new winter coat for myself! I've never taken on such a big sewing project!
I originally bought the navy corduroy to make a nice winter skirt, but decided that I could probably buy one for the same amount of money the fabric costs, so instead I perused Pattern Postie, an online pattern shop that'll post them to you, and hunted out the perfect coat pattern. Coats are pricey (and so is new fabric) so I thought it was a good challenging thing to make for myself to make the cost worth it.
I was SO happy with my Pattern Postie service! I had some questions about the pattern including a lining and they got back to me really quickly and included a photo of the back measurements and supplies. While I waited for it to arrive in the post I used that picture to go and get all the extra fabric I needed. Genius.
I ended up going with this New Look 6153 pattern, hoping that the style was so generic it wouldn't fashion-age too much.
I love the lining. Fun colours to brighten up a winter day!
It's really really baggy, but it suited perfectly this morning as I was layered up for a freezing winters morning! It's supposed to be full and baggy, but it feels a little weird to wear something so BIG, when most of my jackets have been tight fitting, and snug in the past. I hope it doesn't look ridiculous in real life.
I ended up adding a button, but put it in the wrong place, only realising after I wore it for the first time today and the collar lapel bit didn't sit quite right.
Also, my sleeves ended up gathered and a bit bunched. I'm sure to the untrained eye its not a big deal, but I can tell. I don't think I stretched out the sleeves properly when I sewed them in place, whoops. I may re do this, there's a 50/50 chance, but unpicking in chord is just so frustrating!!
I so love my new handmade coat, it's no Talia, but it'll do.
OTHER RANDOM THOUGHTS:
Check out the new MooMooInn backyard now! All that green! Compared with this! Haha!
Thanks to MrMoo, always. I'd probably feel like I couldn't sew if you weren't so supportive. Money, time; It could seem so selfish, but you make it so its not.
Milla, thanks for being my photographer this morning ;)
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