Thursday, March 14, 2013

Well, hello there! Hot Patterns 1014

I've been gone awhile, but it's good to be back. Remodeling a home has been an all emcompassing fun, maddening, and ultimately rewarding task. But the home is coming together. That doesn't mean I haven't been sewing. In fact, sewing has kept me sane throughout this! I just didn't post to my blog.

My latest sewing project has kept me very busy and is turning out to be a lot of labor. Which is my 'glutton for punishment' mentality because I want to do a lot of sewing for summer! It is the Hot Patterns Riviera Kiss Me Coat.
There is only an illustration of the coat. I could only find one finished coat on Pattern Review and they did not do all of the piping that is in the illustration. The instructions are confusing. I had to email them to get some clarification.
I decided to use a 4 way stretch denim and made my own linen piping. It's taken me two weeks to sew the patch pockets, collar and sleeve and back belts! Here is a sneak peak (I pinned the pockets, arm and collar on to get an idea of what it is going to look like).

Did I mention there is a lot of piping?