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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

BWOF 2/08 #131

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

Pattern Notes:

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:


Belt Loops:

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.



  1. Great job on both. Love that little coat.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Faye. I'm just trying to be as good a seamstress as you ;)