I ripped out the bad buttonholes – which caused the progress halt in the first place. I will have sewn most of this coat on an old, not terribly wonderful machine. I purchased the Huskystar on ebay when I began sewing again a year ago. It made marginal buttonholes. I scored a Bernina 830, also on ebay, and I love everything about this machine. Pictures of the trench later today – the picture taker is still dreaming.
First up – the UFO trench coat; McCall’s 5525. Easy, goes together well but BEWARE the assymmetry of the back yoke. Adjust this before you cut your fabric. I made the classic full length view.
This has been sitting in the hopper for 6 months, but I only have the buttons and the hems left to do.
This is my second Sencha blouse (Colette Patterns). These are well drafted and classy patterns that deserve your consideration.
I fell in love with the vintagey-ness of this fabric and Sencha lept to mind. Buttonholes, hem and buttons left on this one.
I am in sewing a class with Tchad Elliot here in Chicago to take my skills up a notch. I picked Vogue 8621.
It’s been a journey. After 2 muslins, we decided to redraft the back and sleeve. This pattern has a combination dolman/set in sleeve. Tchad pointed out that this combo is the mullet of the sleeve world: Business in the front, party in the back. Alas it did not work on my narrow shoulders. What we have now is a regular back with a set in sleeve that I hope will work. The fabric is a lofty wool from Vogue fabrics. Tailor tacks and at least one mile of catchstitching!
Hello World! I’m here because sewing is so therapeutic. There are many UFOs in the sewing room, one a trenchcoat made of a faux snakeskin cotton. I hoped that by joining the trenchcoat sew along, its status would be upgraded to FO.