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That moment when you are at the last stretch of cutting out all of your material, and you DON"T HAVE ENOUGH!

Well, I bought some beautiful silver and purple houndstooth to make a winter coat some years ago and finally got around to starting the project. Well, towards the end of cutting out the 40-something pattern pieces for this coat, I realized that I did NOT have enough fabric to make the sleeves! Of all the pieces!!! Because I purchased this fabric some time ago, I can’t find it anywhere! Joann fabrics no longer carries it. So, what should I do? Where can I find like 2 yards of this stuff? Should I create something completely different from the pre-cut pieces? If so, what?


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    Jun 27, 2013, 11.24 AMby bjr99

    I don’t know what your pattern looks like but if you have side panels on the coat you might be able to use those for the sleeves and then use a companion fabric for the side panels. At that point I would also trim out the cuffs of the sleeves wth the companion fabric as well as the collar. The accent fabric could also be used for edging on pockets and a tab accross the center back at the waist. it would look as if your coat was planned that way.

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    Jun 27, 2013, 08.09 PMby Kendra Jeffrey


    This is the pattern I used. I was cutting out the ‘blue coat’.

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    Jun 28, 2013, 04.41 AMby jenss-1

    Well, one trendy solution is to make the sleeves out of leather.

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      Jun 29, 2013, 01.13 AMby Kendra Jeffrey

      I actually really like that idea…Purple leather sleeves, lol.

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      Jun 29, 2013, 08.19 PMby jenss-1

      I think it would be really cute with the houndstooth…

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    Jun 29, 2013, 08.57 PMby rita61

    I would also suggest leather. Nice coat!

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