The pictures, as promised.
Unevenly spaced!! But I’ll leave it like it is. I’m very sure I followed the marks on the pattern. Don’t know what went wrong.
The lining is prickstitched to the upper layer. The lining tended to turn to the outside as the fabric has no weight to keep the wool turned.
(hope the pictures are clear, I can make a ‘negative’ like Katherine H suggested, but don’t find it makes it much clearer to see the details. Making the pictures lighter does help too, but on my screen I can see the details in these pictures.)
Finishing this coat in less than a week makes me wonder why I never made it last year. I know I was wondering too much about whether this was the right pattern, and the fabric I had chosen was not quite right for a coat without adding an extra layer for warmth, which made me reluctant sewing it. This fabric was quite right for it. A real coat quality wool, very warm. Juliet asked me to describe the fabric, but all I can say is that it is very dark grey, no clear grain of weft threads. It was a pleasure to work with. Gwensews: I certainly think that it can be made in felted wool. I think my fabris is not felted, but it looks a bit like it.
After working with this pattern which is labeled “easy” I think they made it easy by leaving out a lot of inside finishing. I did use more interfacing than the pattern describes, and think it is necessary to get a good result.
I really like the coat, and think I will wear it a lot. First this week to Paris! I’m going to the European Pattern Review weekend and am looking forward to seeing Paris and meeting likeminded ladies that I know from Pattern Review in real life. I hope to bring back some nice fabric, I’ve never been fabric shopping in Paris.
Have a nice week all. I’ll be back after Paris! No sewing this week.