Tuesday, 30 December 2014

1960's coat progress.... or not

Way back in November I started a coat-making workshop at the Clapham Sew Over It store. Things started well over the four weeks but since the course ended I haven't had a moment to spend on it. I hope to get back to finishing the 1960's coat in the new year.

My chosen fabrics - Grey cashmere and wool mix herringbone with bright pink rayon-mix lining
Assembling the many pattern pieces
Cutting the lining
Laying out the coat outer shell - didn't want to make a mistake with this expensive fabric!
The centre back seam with the interfaced back and side sections
The back yoke pinned ready for sewing
The bust dart cut ready to be pressed open on the ham


14 comments:

  1. I hope you find time to finish this soon! The fabrics look gorgeous together and you'll love wearing it!

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  2. It's more finished than my photos suggest - just got to get cracking on it before the season changes.... although British Spring times are always unpredictable!
    Need to sort out button holes, button and attach the lining at the bottom and hem sleeves. Then it will be completed.

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  3. The fabric is great, this will look amazing. Good luck with the last push to finish it.

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    1. Thanks Louise. I just need to find a bit of spare time to complete the last bits which are the things that I need to fully focus on because you will see all the finishing (buttons holes etc). Fingers crossed it gets finished in time for Winter 2015!!

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  4. Still loving that fabric :) Good luck with getting it finished, I'm sure it will look fantastic

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    1. Thanks Alex - and thanks for helping me choose it!!

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  5. Hello! Looking good... Go on, hurry up and finish it, I need to pick your brains for mine. 😉 Am procrastinating over it at the moment. Happy new year, lovely!

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    1. Yes I definitely need to finish it, but house renovations have taken priority due to relatives descending on us and the need to make the house more habitable for guests x
      When are you starting yours?

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  6. It's looking really good - love the pop of colour of the lining compared to the outer shell. Looking forward to seeing the finished article!
    Happy new year!

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    1. Thanks Jo - I def need to finish this coat soon x

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  7. Hello been awhile...but I can also report I have made zero progress on coat not least because I misplaced the instructions and wasn't until my mother reminded me today that i promised it to her for the aussie autumn/winter that I felt guilty enough to look for them! Now coat is staring at me from the mannequin so have to get sorted. Anyway, hope you had a great festive season and house is going ok. Hopefully speak soon, Kate xx

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    1. Hey Kate - lovely to hear from you!
      So glad I'm not the only one who hasn't finished their coat either. I just need to get back into the swing of work after the break and THEN I will tackle this coat!!

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  8. I collected my lovely gifts from the post office today! Thank you so much, I love them all :) Which patterns are you aiming to do in 2015? BTW, is July good for a catch up?

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    1. Hi Sophie. I'm glad you love your little sewing related gifts x
      I am not planning any new makes until I have finished my shirt-dress (one more sleeve to attach) and the epic coat (quite a bit more to do on that). I did buy a few new patterns and some vintage ones for £1 each a while ago so will need to dig them out of whatever box I threw them in during the house renovation.
      July would be totally fine for a visit - you can stay at mine. I can honestly say my house *will* be completed by July. *I bloody well hope so!!

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