I'm starting another coat! I've always had a serious addiction to coats, and now I'm addicted to tailoring and the two combined is impossible to resist. The pattern is the Abbey Coat from Jamie Christina, who I never knew about before I spotted this coat pattern. The pattern comes in a neat little booklet, and has extensive instructions. I will be adding the tailoring techniques I have learned so far: bound buttonholes and padstitching the collar. The full length version, is perfect for winter, with the addition of longer sleeve.
The gorgeous blue wool is from Mood, thanks to a gift certificate from my In-laws. For the lining I chose an off white sunback satin material, a suggestion from Gertie's latest coat sew-along. One side is satin, the other is some kind of flannel for warmth, no need to interline! I also got some off white faux fur for some accents. The buttons are from Pat's Custom Buttons and Belts, in Lodi Ca. I love getting custom buttons from her, they always look perfect, such a speedy delivery even though it's across the USA, and they really make projects look more professional. These buttons only cost me about $13. I LOVE buttons! Anyone else feel the same?
The wool is going in the dryer to shrink, but I'm not sure how to pre-wash the satin, any suggestions? It's cold outside today, I've got to get started on my muslin!
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