…or at least, the start of it. 🙂
Yes, it’s with great excitement (and a great chill in the air) that I can say I’ve officially started on my tailored wool winter coat project. But first, I figured I’d check in on my fall-winter sewing plan with this handy dandy list I put together on my fake typewriter:
Hey, I’m kinda thrilled with my progress, even though there’s lots to go (then again, it is a long winter). The star-in-circle symbol means I’ve gotten started. You might notice a check next to the Sewaholic Renfrew – I finished it last week! I’ll have to get around to taking photos…
“Purplue” is my new word to describe the knit fabric that looks purple in real life, but blue on camera (although I kinda like the sound of “blurple” – thoughts?).
And here are the coat pieces ready to become a muslin. As you can see, I’ve lengthened the main pieces because I decided to remove the ruffle from the design. I’m going with 7.5″ of additional length, which I’m expecting to hit just below the knees. I had to put the pattern weights on the paper extension parts because the freezer paper is used to being all curled up in its little box.
I’ve also decided to take the pleats out of the collar. I wasn’t really sold on that design detail and I wasn’t sure how bulky the wool might get there. Can’t wait to keep working on this – I definitely need a warm, knee-length winter coat!
Your thoughts please: do you recommend interlining with lambswool or the like?! I’m using Italian herringbone wool with Bemberg lining and I’ve read that this is warm enough. While New York can get chilly (oh, the wind!), I also don’t want to burn up when I’m on the subway. I get cold easily though… I’d love to hear any words of wisdom!
Okay, that’s about it for now. I hope everyone in the northeast affected by the terrible storm last week is doing as well as can be. My area didn’t get hit hard, but many others did – from week-long power outages to loss of homes and life. It’s moments like these when I think about all the wonderful people out there who came to the aid of their neighbors in a time of crisis – you folks are truly inspiring. Truly! 🙂