Tag Archives: sew-a-long

The Big Winter Coat Finale

Here it is, in the fading late afternoon winter sun. Everything is done, apart from taking it to the drycleaners for a professional pressing (I hope that’s why the hem doesn’t look perfectly smooth yet..) This has been a long … Continue reading

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The Big Winter Coat Part 3

The sleeves have zips (thanks again to Tany for her great tutorial) The collar and facing are in, but the coat is still unlined and armless. The reason for my slow progress? I’m blaming delicious cheese platters.. and open fires … Continue reading

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Another episode of The Big Winter Coat

I still haven’t made it to the sewing room with this project, but I spent quite a few hours on it again this weekend. What did I do? Pattern pieces traced off and/or drafted 25 pieces for a simple princess … Continue reading

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Coat muslin #1

This is boring sewing with ugly fabric. But it’s all good, because, I have made some progress towards Felicity’s winter coat (keep saying that..keep saying that..). The muslin is now complete (well, no facings, but I think that would be … Continue reading

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Slowly sewing-a-long

Oh dear. Sherry is instructing us on block fusing. I haven’t even bought all the supplies… But, today, some progress was made. I traced off the pattern, adding in the extra steps that Sherry recommended. Then I cut the pattern … Continue reading

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Glutton for punishment

I have signed up for Sherry’s jacket and coat sew-a-long using RTW tailoring techniques. This is after The Jacket that took forever. I think I am just a bit crazy….. The sew-a long starts on April 1, the day I … Continue reading

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