Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Getting somewhere

A first picture of my coat. It’s not finished as you can see, but you’ll get the impression how it will be.

I don’t have lining yet, I have seen a lining in red with some black in it, but it was in a shop not close to where I live. I’ll shop for lining soon, and in the meanwhile I can further finish this with the facings, hemming, shoulder pads and sleevehead…. Enough to do, and there are already countless hours in this coat. And there’s still the jacket to finish. How I long to sew something that will be ready within two hours (think my next project will be a knit top).

SaskiaB: I went to the HEMA and their ‘zoomband’ was sold out here (never knew they sell it). For the remaining seams I used a double sided adhesive tape (vliesofix), but it was less easy to work with than the double layer of fusible interfacing. But your thoughts (also Marie-Christine) were very much appreciated.  As are all comments!

35 comments:

Peter said...

Wow, that is looking fantastic! I love the way you've matched the plaid on the bias!

Faye Lewis said...

Wow that is gorgeous!

Collie-Collie said...

Your coat is looking fantastic!! It's gorgeous!!!!

Groetjes, Collie

Digs said...

Yep, brilliantly beautiful! Remind us of the pattern number...

Cennetta said...

The coat is outstanding! Definitely worth all the hours put into it.

Handmade said...

Awesome - that is ONE great coat!

a little sewing on the side said...

Your coat is looking fantastic! The plaid matching on the sleeves looks great and I love the interplay between the large & small houndstooth.
And the waistline shaping looks really pretty. I agree with the next project - I am also craving an easy knit top :)

Antoinette said...

Super-duper classy!

Lori said...

Gorgeous coat

AllisonC said...

Its looking really good Sigrid, I especially love the bias section at the front. It will be worth all those hours of sewing!

Heather said...

This is just amamzing, Sigrid! I love it! What a beautiful coat!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

But it's stunning! So all of those hours are so worth it!

Gail said...

I bow down to you. Your skills never cease to amaze me.

shams said...

I love this coat!!! I can totally imagine it with a great lining with some red in it. :)

Vicki said...

The long hours have paid off - it looks fantastic!

cidell said...

Oh, Sigrid! I just told myself I wasn't ever going to make a coat. But, then you go and show this! It's going to be a killah piece!

Rebecca said...

I love how you used the fabric. The design is gorgeous!

MushyWear said...

Stunning. Simply stunning!

Karin said...

Your coat looks stunning Sigrid.

HEMA...I remember HEMA from when I was a student in Rotterdam! It was a good cheap place to buy almost everything. Even a hotdog "met saus."

Elaray said...

Amazing!! It's going to be fantatic!

jacquie said...

Oh, that is going to be stunning!

Nóra said...

Wow, it'll be fantastic!

meli88a said...

This is beautiful. I love the front bias detail.

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Summerset said...

Stunning!

senaSews said...

That coat looks pretty amazing so far. I love the layout of the plaids!

paco peralta said...

Wonderful. It has a vintage style, perhaps "mod", however it looks very modern. Congratulations Sigrid

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh man, that is a cool coat! Can't wait to see what lining you choose!

sewabeginner said...

It's looking so gorgeous already. Can't wait to see it on you. Great fabric!

Rosie said...

Sigrid - your coat is just gorgeous!

j.kaori said...

Beautiful coat! Thank you also for the tip about the double interfacing --- I will definitely try that technique!

Rosesred said...
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Rosesred said...

Beautiful coat! I have that same fabric, and am in awe of how you tamed that loose weave. Brilliant construction.

Kristin said...

Your coat is beautiful! What you have done with the plaid is wonderfully delightful and executed with perfection, wowzers! Please show us your masterpiece on when it is finished.

Tany said...

WOW, Sigrid, your coat is turning out awesome! You are doing a fabulous job