Friday, December 11, 2009

Coat In Progress

I've been working on my coat a little bit every morning before work....I had some trouble figuring out attaching the back facing to the front facing...don't know why, it just didn't "click"....I put it down for the day and went back to it.  Then it worked.  Also, I bought the wrong interfacing.  It's non fusible and very "crinkly" sounding.  At first I thought "gee, non fusible would be better on wool, wouldn't it?"  No, hated it.  So, as you can see, I cut it out of the facing pieces....I didn't want to rip apart all the work, especially since I trimmed the seams already.  I ironed on new lighter interfacing this morning...it's much softer.

Of course, while I had my back turned, ironing, my Mickey decided he was gonna sleep in front of me.  Get, get, off....
















Here is my coat half done, without the facing or lining yet.  You can "kinda" see the welt pockets on it.  It's slow going, only because I'm slow.  The pattern is really nice.  I had to fix the shoulders by about an inch..that's becoming a typical adjustment for me, along with my usual 1 1/2" adjustment at the waist, highering it (is that a word?)   I read a review on Pattern Review about this pattern and the girl said she thought the pockets were too low.  Raising the waist like I did, I didn't think it would happen to me.  Well, it did, they are a little low....but that's ok...

I hope to get some more done this weekend, along with cookies and a sewing project a girl at work asked me to do.  More on that one when I get the fabric....

4 comments:

julia said...

This coat is coming along very nicely!! I love it!! The fabric looks touchy, in other words, I want to touch it because it looks soft. Good fix on the interfacing. Can't wait to see it finished.

Karol's Kraft Korner said...

looking good! . . highering can be a word if you want to be!

your sis . . :)

Faye Lewis said...

Wow that coat looks great. You are making good progress. Did you underline it? I know all about applying the wrong interfacing to jackets and coats, I've had to remove fusible interfacing before from an entire jacket before. Doable, but not much fun. I think I'm going to buy some interfacing from "Off the Cuff" the next time it goes on sale.
Much snow yet!!!

Angelia said...

This is going to be a very nice (and warm!) coat! Useing the right interfacing is tricky for me to sometimes.

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