I’ve been gone for awhile, but I’ve been sewing. How’s this for irony? I was waiting until I lost weight to make pants. Since it wasn’t happening, I made a pair of pants, and then I lost weight. I’m back to my old weight and I’m so happy. I didn’t really follow a plan, I just made a point to eat a lot less. Luckily, I kept a lot of my old cloths, so I feel like I have a whole new wardrobe.
I’ve spent a lot of my sewing time making alterations for myself and for others for money. I have managed to fit in a few projects to show, though. I haven’t had enough money to spend on fabric so I’ve been working through my stash.
My most recent project is a Fall coat for T.
Pattern: BWOF 2/08 #131 (I heart Burda)
Fabric: Tweedy B&W Houndstooth from the stash
I liked the shape and style of this coat. The only drawback is that is is drafted without any faces, lining, or pockets. Of course, I didn’t realize that when I picked it out from the tech drawing. I just ended up drafting facings and a lining. To keep it simple, I just added inseam pockets. I also took off the cuffs. I should’ve lengthen the belt because it it way too short.
Conclusion: I think this is the cutest coat and T loves it! She always gets lots of compliments on it. I think it’s a good pattern, but just remember that there’s no facings, linings, or pockets. Because of the simple, classic lines, I think it’s best for a lighter spring coat in a very busy fabric.
Here’s some extra pics:
Sparkly, Fun Buttons:
Also, I got T to take some pics of the khaki pants just so you can see what they look like on. They’re a little looser since I lost weight, but they still fit okay. I did get some back shots, but I couldn’t bring myself to put my butt online.