Saturday, May 7, 2011
I finally finished my Summer Coat. Only problem is that it's now too cold to wear it. I guess I will have to wait for Spring.
I tried some of the suggestions you guys left me about how to get the dye stains out and they worked. Thanks so much to everyone who left comments. If it hadn't been for you, this would still be sitting in the unfinished pile in my sewing room.
The pattern is one I've made before, Simplicity 1411. It's actually a 50s pattern but I think it looks more Mod than New Look.
I think I need to put a little snap just behind the last button to keep it from gaping open.
This is my ridiculous 60s model pose. Can you tell I'm trying not to laugh?
The lining is tiny pink and white stripes because I sure do love pretty linings (and it was only $1 a metre).
The collar does sit properly at the back. I just forgot to check it before I took the photo.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out. I love it. Now, if only we had some fine weather so I could wear it.