Added Jan 17, 2008
Den Haag, Nether...
After the disappointment with the fabric of my purple coat, I really wanted to make a good coat this winter. Winter’s almost over but I am really happy with this coat: a kind of A-line coat (it flares out from just below the bust) with unusually placed darts and leather cuffs, hem and collar. I found working with fabric and leather in the same garment a bit of a challenge, because they behave so differently and you can’t make any mistakes when sewing leather. Also, I had to use quite a bit of iron-on double sided fabric glue (like the glue on interfacing, but on its own) which I’m not very used to. Unfortunately it’s not fully finished yet. My sewing machine can’t make a button hole big enough for my nice fabric covered buttons, there just pinned on for now. I’ll have to wait till next week, to have the opportunity to get some help with that.
black wool (fairly heavy, real coat fabric), black leather, fusible interfacing for wool fabrics, double sided fabric glue ‘fabric’, button covering set
I made my own pattern, with a bit of help from my sewing teacher.
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