Wow, what a lot of nice comments on my coat. Thank you! And it feels good to have all things finished, though that wasn’t for long. I’m making pants again. I still don’t have a TNT pants pattern, so that’s what I’m working on now.
I’ve sincerely thought about making another coat (from the september BurdaStyle magazine), but decided against it for the moment for various reasons, the most important one being that I need a few more basic additions to my wardrobe right now.
My next projects will be pants, shirts and knit tops. Barbara from the blog Sewing on the Edge is doing a white shirt project, followed by many in blogland. Though I’m planning a few shirts, I won’t join, as not all of my shirts will be white. I’ve some striped fabrics I want to use, and a combination of fabrics. But I’m looking forward to see what everyone is coming up with, I hope to be inspired to try a new pattern or technique as well, and probably I’ll sew a complete white shirt too.
One shirt I will be making is a remake of the shirt below. This summer Threads had an article on combining fabrics for shirts and it reminded me of this shirt, that I made last year. I wrote a review, but made it during my short time leaving blogland so I never showed it here.
It’s was a very nice shirt, but I only wore it once. The first time I wore it was on a day I had two business meetings. The first meeting was with someone I’ve done projects with for many years. After a while he went out of the room to get us coffee, and upon his return he told me (in a very careful, gentle way) that my shirt was tearing in the back! One of the seams had come loose, how horrible. I was lucky he knew me well enough to mention it, so for the next meeting I wore the scarf that went with my coat over my shoulders and back. Completely not matching, but at least covering the ruined blouse. I thought the fabric was a good quality, but the weave was not stable enough for the narrow seams I had used. Live and learn. But since then I have wanted to make another version.
I’m thinking of using this cuff/placket again, which I made 2 years ago and still like.