Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
January 2015, I was a pattern busting fool! Here are some pics of finished projects for the month....
|Final project of the month; Multimedia jacket|
|This was my first attempt at active wear; Mccalls top and Lisette legging from Butterick Patterns|
|Favorite make of the month. Vintage 50's Mohair Coat|
I didn't win the PR contest for most patterns sewn but I figure with all these fun pieces; we're all winners here :-)
Happy sewing You-all
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Love love love this little coat. I have to confess; it's just a wearable muslin though....
It's just so stinkin adorable and easy to wear; I'm in love with this pattern.....
|Butterick 6244 Lisette Coat|
MISSES'/WOMEN'S COAT AND DRESS: Semi-fitted, unlined coat (wrong side shows) has front extending into collar, flat-fell seams, narrow hem, and shaped front hemline longer than back.
8 - 22W I cut a size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes but shorter
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were easy enough but I chose to follow the sew-along form for The Lisette coat. Easy easy instructions and great pictures. This guide was great however I didn't see any instructions on finishing the sleeves.....
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Easy enough to cut only three pieces however, this pattern requires a lot of pinning, pressing and top stitching. It gets tedious but the result is so worth it.
Vintage 100% wool I inherited from a friend a few years ago. Her grandma passed away and she let me stack claim to some beautiful pieces of fabric. This one was one of my favorites.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened it by about 10" and cut away the front edge by about 4" to elevate all that fabric from the front because it was just too much for me.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love this coat and would love to make it again but as a vest next time.
I highly recommend this coat. It's easy, stylish and works well as a light coat for milder
Outfit details: Lisette coat me-made, flannel shirt, pleather leggings, sneakers, jewelry my own, bag similar, shades