I am so excited that I finished this coat in one month. I chose the materials, washed, dried, ironed, and cut them to fit the pattern. I embroidered this cute owl pattern that I found on badbird's blog. The pattern is the Uptown Coat by Favorite Things. I completed 90% of this coat at Crafty Planet in a class that met for four hours over two Saturdays. There were two other girls in the class and we had a blast working together. May have made some new friends. As I prepared to sew this I read some other blogs by folks who had finished it. I really liked this one by Additional Jesus, man that gal can sew!
Crafty Planet except for the lining. Any materials purchased for a class receive a 15% discount, that was approximate to the cost of the class. I knew how to perform all of the tasks to make the coat, but it sure did help to have Lisa there interpreting the pattern for me. Also, she had a model available so I could see how the steps would all come together.
I had to cut and piece together 11 pieces for each part of the coat: shell, batting, and lining. It was overwhelming to look at.
6 days ago