Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Every trench has a silver lining!

My pattern is traced off......


...the collar has been modified to eliminate the collar stand....

.......and I have decided to line it after all! I have to confess that while I like yellow, it isn't a colour I ever wear. I loved the print on this fabric and decided that as it isn't going to be near my face I can get away with it. It is actually more lemon than yellow. It is in the washing machine as I type, along with.........................



...................this red poly/wool tartan! As I was waiting at the counter for my lining to be cut, I spied this roll of tartan reduced to only $9 a metre! It looks and feels almost like a linen type fabric, slightly rough - not in an itchy way though, quite matte in appearance and with slubs through it. I was amazed when I read the composition label and it said 80% Polyester/20% Wool!!


I have had my eyes peeled for a while for a tartan suitable for this jacket. I did see one similar to the pattern in BWOF but decided I didn't want grey and I didnt' really like the feel of it - too much like 'cheap suiting'. That was months ago and I had put it on the back burner, the fabric is going to be washed and put away for next winter :-) I just love the bias bands round the edges of the jacket, I have some great fabric buttons too but will have to wait and see if they go!



So, tonight I will start my cutting out and see how far I get. I am out Thursday evening but have Friday off with no plans (apart from the bare minimum of housework, Lol) and I have cooked extra dinner tonight which will feed me on Friday, takeaway on Saturday night and I will be a happy sewist! I have been eagerly following Carolyn on her sewing vacation, she has 10 whole days to do not much more than sew and feed herself, how great would that be???!!! Still, I am looking forward to my weekend and hope to get a lot done on my silver trench.
Watch this space :-)

4 comments:

Gail said...

Oh joy. I'd love more time to sew as I have so much else on my plate. The most I can do is sneak in and out of report writing to look at what other sewers are doing. That lovely yellow and silver fabric looks too good for a lining.

gwensews said...

OK, I'm watching! Good luck wit your projects.

kiltsnquilts said...

Gail, I have only recently got back to garment sewing after a long break. I really missed it! I had to get my fix looking at blogs too Lol! The fabric I have bought for the lining isn't a lining fabric but a satin, I really love to have something special inside, i was also looking for something that didn't have lots of colour in so it didn't clash with anything I wore - as I don't own any yellow that won't happen :-))

Thanks Gwen, have already cut out most of the main fabric, lining and interfacing tomorrow (Friday), will report later :-)

Heather said...

Good luck with the coat. That great lining will make it extra special.