I love Riley’s grandmother. She is a real gem! She gave me this beautiful wool coat knowing I’d likely do something with it.
Well, I finally did. It took a few years of thinking I might tackle it, then almost 2 years to sew. I have a pattern drafting kit that has these sundial type things that has a circle with lines coming out that tells you how long to draw the lines according to the measurements.
So I chose a pattern that had lots of pieces, and thin ones so I’d be able to cut it out in smaller bits.
I just couldn’t finish the finishing details like adding lining and fixing some huge problems I’d run into, necessitated me letting the project sit the next year and a half.
I told Riley for my birthday I wanted a Saturday to finish up my coat. Life crowded in on me as usual but the Saturday after my birthday I was able to wrap it all up! I fixed those assortment of problems, found a few more, and I added the lining. Nothing is perfect on the coat. In fact it doesn’t even have a hem because I didn’t want to deal with learning how to use that special hem tape. I just sewed some ribbon along the bottom of the coat.
Don’t I look like an over weight Mama in that old thang?
Well, here’s the end product!
Well, it seems I’ve been doing a ton of sewing over here, when in truth these sewing posts have stretched over almost 4 years! I am finally posting them all. So this was my birthday present from me, to me last year!