11.23.2012

Handmaking the Holidays and an 60's Inspired Coat

There's been lots of work going on behind the scenes to get ready for Handmaking the Holidays! It's a 5 week series about making holiday things done by me and three other bloggers:
Chrissy from Muse of the Morning
Melissa from Love Bug Living
Sandee from In The Hills of North Carolina
There will be awesome tutorials and round ups to get you excited and ready for the holidays! Today Chrissy has a round up of 15 Handmade Ornament Tutorials.
On another note I finally finished a coat I've been working on for awhiel. I found this beautiful purple herringbone wool blend on sale and knew it would be perfect for a coat.
I used McCall's M6445 Coat Pattern. I really liked it, and it was easy except for the semi set-in sleeve part. I really like the cut even though it is oversized.
Instead of buttons and buttonholes I ended up doing plastic snaps. It worked because the coat isn't too thick. It was much faster than buttonholes, there was no hand-sewing, and I really like the look of it.
I did a special technique for the lining that I'll teach you next week. I'm really excited to share it!

2 comments:

  1. Love the coat. What a great look. I am putting this pattern on the list to make.
    And I love the shirt you are wearing. So cute. Looks great with the coat.

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  2. Great coat. Love the collar.

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