|~ Some things just get better with age, yeah? ~|
I was so intimidated to even try it. Plus it takes 5 yards of wide fabric. And there's only 2 pattern pieces that don't resemble anything wearable.
|~ it looks exactly like the pattern picture ~|
While it turned out to be a quick sew, it was quite the elaborate cut out. I had to move out the chairs and table from the sewing room so I could work on the floor for this one. I mean the one pattern piece was ginourmous - like 60" by a zillion I think. And there was no way I could work that on my 3 x 5 foot table (I tried).
|~ gadding about in style ~|
The fabric I used was a dark gray double-sided fleece I bought at Fabricmart.com. But it acted more like faux fur in it's shedding capacity while cutting it out. shoo-wee. It was extraordinarily soft and lightweight. One side has longer napped fleece than the other, but both sides show in the design of the coat.
The big pockets are amazing. I did raise them about 2 inches according to other people's reviews on the Pattern Review site.
|~ dramatic |
I also added wide elastic to the sleeve hem to bring it in a bit and not have it so accessible to the cold wind. They're not tight on the wrist at all. I didn't use the sleeve facings then. I also didn't miter, top stitch, or hem anything because it was, after all, fleece and therefore, unnecessary. That's why it was such a quick & easy sew.
|~ whoa, the big reveal ~|
Ladies, I'm also wearing:
- hat handmade by Viv X
- embellished fingerless gloves handmade by Elaine
- embossed suede with satin trimmed vest handmade by moi
- chiffon print dress handmade from Tina Givens Adelle pattern
- herring bone sox from Sox Dreams
- golden Fluevogs from ebay
Seems this coats turns out to be one size fits all, more or less. Just check out the pix after the break!