Good morning – I hope you had a nice weekend! It was a typically grey-weathered one for us, but it was cozy and comforting. And I am creating garments to suit the weather…
Slowly but surely, I am making every single pattern from this book. I can’t recommend it highly enough! This time, I sewed up a coat dress. It’s definitely vintage inspired, and I think it’s rather stylish.
I had this bluish-grey bouclé fabric from here, and thought it would be a good fit with the pattern. It was actually sort of a nightmare to sew with due to all the fraying, but I’m pleased with the results. It’s a thick, wool-ish looking material, but I believe it’s (gasp) polyester.
The neckline was a little lower than I expected, so K is wearing the Ooh La La dress underneath. The scarf is a beautiful silk from my mom. I have a bit of a scarf obsession.
I agonized over the buttons and was actually planning on using these matte gold ones for a military-esque jacket, but I really like how they look on the coat.
The pockets and part of the facing is an aquamarine corduroy (I am working on a project with this corduroy – to be shared soon!).
K likes it too. That blanket is handmade by my talented mom. It’s so lovely.