Sunday, 27 November 2016

Well, I've Been Putting It Off For Far Too Long...

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. 

Happy Sewing!  



7 comments:

  1. Ooh lovely. I have this pattern on my list too. I look forward to seeing your progress - no pressure!

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    1. NO, I NEED PRESSURE! lol, I've been procrastinating for the past five years. And it's snowing outside right now. Must finish the top on my cutting table and get to work on this one.

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  2. Looking forward to this,Graca! I love mine

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    1. Good to know, I read your reviews on PatternReview.com, they were helpful.

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    2. Sarah, can I ask you for some advice? I'm thinking about cutting a size small in the shoulders, armhole and neckline. And then cut the rest of the coat in a medium since it is listed as a "loose-fitting coat." But I'm also going to underline it with a light-weight fleece, and use a coat lining. If I typically cut a size 14 (medium) in Vogue but have issues at the shoulders, do you think I can get away with this change. I guess I'm asking, did you find the shoulders, armholes to be on the generous / loose-fitting side? I don't want it to look droopy with my five foot pear shaped body.

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  3. I cannot wait to see your new coat. I have that same pattern.

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    1. Me too. lol, It's snowing outside so that's a good motivator! Have you made the coat yet?

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