Saturday, September 28, 2013

More Selfish Sewing!

My Uptown Coat is finished!! Been working on it most evenings since Wednesday and finally sewed the last button on just now. Phew.

I love it!

Pattern: Favorite Things Uptown Coat
Fabric: Teal corduroy, gold, olive and teal paisley satin
Size: Medium, with length adjustments
Notes: This was a good first coat try. I first did a quick muslin of some random thin stuff I had, just to see the fit. The only adjustments I made were in length. I know I have to add 2" to any top already, but the muslin showed it would still be short so I added 3" to the bottom of the coat length and sleeves. As it turns out, I could have used another inch at least to do the proper pleat hem, but I made it work. The pattern directions are rather sparse, unfortunately, especially about the hemming.