Yup, the winter coat that I've been talking and talking and talking about making over the years is back on my radar. I know when it comes to sewing a winter coat, I've been all talk and no action. So, you might be wondering what's different now?
The zipper on my down and feather filled winter coat is broken. I was hoping that it would be an easy fix since I had all the pieces that are no longer functioning but I can't find anyone who can help me with trying to piece it back together. What I was able to find were businesses willing to replace the zipper. Are you sitting down? I'm looking at seventy dollars to replace the zipper.
And no, I'm not willing to do this type of repair job myself. It would be a major pain in the wrist and I really don't like mending and alterations. Sometimes it is just better to take it in to get done. Since my winter coat won't be making any appearance in an upcoming Monday's Mending Pile post and I'm budgeting for another lay-off in a few weeks, I best hit the stash and pull out some supplies.
At this point it would be more economical to sew a coat. I have everything I'll need in the stash.
I still have this wool fabric sitting in my stash along with the lining fabrics I was considering. I'm also going back to this pattern, Vogue 8934, which as been on my want-to-make list for quite awhile.
I'm all set, except for buttons. I'll have to find some buttons. I wouldn't mind adding a hood as well. Hopefully, I'll have a toasty warm winter coat before winter arrives.