Coat Making Under Pressure
There’s nothing like a deadline to help me get going on a project. After re-working my red melton coat a few weeks ago, I thought it would be nice to have another one over the same pattern to wear for Christmas. I’ve been procrastinating both because I’ve been busy, but also because I feel a little daunted at the prospect of ironing on all that interfacing, making patch pockets and flaps, doing a set of bound buttonholes not to mention all the other little details that a well-tailored garment require. I began by going through my fabric stash; there I had a nice piece of charcoal coating perfect for what I needed. Next step was to find buttons, coat lining and something interesting for the collar. So far so good.
I have already started and hope to add mini-tutorials and tips for those of you who may have never made a coat before and would like to. I am still learning to navigate my way through the maze of widgets, categories and the like; if I can figure all that out, I will be posting them under “Tricks of the Trade” so that they are easily accessible… but you may have to bear with me on that for a bit.