Added Aug 7, 2007
##After long coveting a leopard print trench and never finding one that even came close to fitting, I took matters into my own hands. I made a custom pattern using Schnittvision software, which worked great and gave me a perfect fitting pattern on the first try! The coat is has welt pockets, a belt just above my natural waistline, and is lined in burgundy satin. The photos aren’t very good; I’ll try to take some better ones soon.
##New skills learned: using pattern software, sewing a lining, making a belt
##Tips for others: When ironing the burgundy polyester satin lining, I was shocked to find that the fabric turned rust brown where the iron touched it. I tried lowering the heat, but the fabric continued to singe, and the seams wouldn’t iron flat at the lowest setting. After resigning myself to having a patchily-colored coat lining, I found that the fabric returned to its proper color after it cooled off. If this happens to you, don’t panic :)
Jaguar print velboa (short pile fake fur, similar to velvet), burgundy satin lining
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