Saturday, April 10, 2010
Simplicity 2508 (better known as: ANOTHER COAT)
Yes I sure have been on a coat roll but that roll has now come to a standstill. Coats + toddlers who don't sleep = dissatisfaction x resentment. So it's farewell to the the coat- athon and hello to simple sewing from now on.
The back: it has one of those back band thingies - I was surprised at its high placement but this is the short coat and it would look odd at waist level.
The buttons I purchased at Salvage (a specialist vintage fabric shop here in Auckland) - I found 8 by rummaging through one of the glass jars - lucky me!
I piped the pockets and back thingy. I thought about piping a few more things but sometimes it's good to know when to stop.
I have been away for the past week in lovely sunny Nelson visiting my sister and Mum (happy birthday Mum!) The time away was wonderful and even more wonderful was sharing the care of a boisterous toddler.
Although I couldn't sew, I did pick up a few vintage patterns from the op shops and some lovely vintage fabric from Eclectic - sadly one of the pieces is moth eaten - something I quickly checked for in the store but didn't do the acid test which is holding it to the light - but I was in love - so in love with the fabric and we all know - love, even fabric love, is blind.
From left to right: polished cotton (Eclectic) houndstooth pinwale cord (Salvage) moth eaten rayon which I will carefully cut around (Eclectic). So expect to see these lovely prints made up some time soon(ish).