Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just in time for spring

I’ve finished my coat. And just in time for the warm weather we’re expecting this weekend. Yes, I do want credit for the change in weather – I’m positive it’s entirely due to me making a coat in the last four days.

I’m mostly pleased with the coat. The wool is amazing and the lining is wonderful. I was looking at the inside of a dress coat I have from Ann Taylor and one Kent has from Banana Republic and I have to say, the linings on both those coats is clearly thinner and inferior to the stuff I used in my coat this week.

I am undecided if I like how bathrobe-y it is. I am considering putting buttons on the front and just embracing the straight, no shape nature of the coat. Fortunately I don’t need to make that decision just yet.

I will say that my back vent is not a thing of beauty. I need someone to hold my hand and walk me through that process with really clear directions and lots of patience. I got it done but I’ll never brag about it.

I’ve got one more wool item to sew before spring officially arrives. I had enough of the windowpane plaid left over to cut out a skirt so that’s next. Then I’m moving on to fabric suitable for warmer weather.

Without the sash and in front
of the little bit of remaining snow

Showing off the lining -- but not the vent

Excuse the goofy expression, Kent
made me giggle. Here it is with the sash.


4 comments:

Judith said...

Beautiful. Better without sash although it doesn't look bad. And your shoes look familiar!!

kittiesx3 said...

I don't think you've seen these shoes. I got them in Boston :)

Judith said...

They look like some I have.

Jen Shear said...

WOW! The coat looks amazing!