I've always been one to be super crafty and make anything that sounded cool, but I've decided to start learning how to really, really sew. Thanks to a friend, I'm now teaching myself by reading and using a legitimate textbook on drafting and making clothing patterns.
How did it go? I. LOVED. IT.
In Order To Learn We Must First Try
|Full skirt in full swing: Colorful coat!|
I'm a colorful person who finds black, tan, and the typical color coats to be boring, so I made sure this one had a different color palette. :) I had so much fun making this coat!!! I wanted it to be fully lined inside and the outside made from 100% wool. I ordered the wool from the Dorr Mill Store in New Hampshire. This wool is warm and very pretty. Double win!
|The handmade red buttons are a win. I will be making more!|
As always with learning curves, there are things I would change if I made the coat again, but I am most definitely pleased with how it turned out.
|The deep hood helps keep me warm. I like the how|
the lining turned out too!
I get comments on the coat everywhere I wear it, and it keeps me toasty warm. Most importantly, I like it, so the project was a win. Next project: Dress slacks. I've already got the fabric and my fingers are itching...
Happy Winter & Happy New Year!