04 March 2014

I Want a Trench Coat

After a lengthy project, I like to "take a break" and make something simple for a while.  I did that.  I made McCall's 6841 (post forthcoming) and want to make other simple tops.  The thing is, I cannot stop thinking about making a trench coat.  I've read skimmed almost every single review of McCall's 5525 on PR.  I pre-washed my stretch cotton sateen and scoured the internet looking for ideas on lining fabric and buttons. 

This coat is happening.  Maybe even two.

Anyone want to sew along with me?  I have no set timeline - except to have it ready to wear in late April/early May.  We can break it down by weeks and tasks. There was a trench sew along a few years ago that seemed to be quite successful.  I think it's time for another one!

If you're interested, let me know!

L

19 comments:

  1. I'm waiting on black jacket fabric as we speak. I'm game!

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  2. I have a UFO of this sitting in the trunk of my car, from, um, three years ago. Provided that I haven't lost any of the pieces (most of the seaming work is complete--just need to set in the sleeves, attach the lining--a step I always hate, and do the buttons/buttonholes), I'd love to join in, if even just for the later steps.

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    1. I have UFOs like this too, not in the car, though. =) Come on Michelle!

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  3. I have just been mulling over some trench patterns. I just made my daughter a Robson trench and would like to make myself another trench. Burda has several patterns that look interesting and I am also considering making a Robson for myself. I think I want to do some tailoring innards for this coat--hair canvas? pad stitching?--and this has been my hold up in deciding what to do next. It would be great to have some company on this project.

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  4. Nope not a taker for it here, but you enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Ruthie! I see you're deep in the SWAP. Good luck on finishing!

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  5. I might join you. Depending on how long it takes to finish my current jacket. After that, like you, I want to finish a few easy things first. .

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    1. I really need tops, but the trench coat keeps calling me.

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  6. Darn it! I think if I make another trench coat my husband will take my sewing machine away. But I do have some coral and yellow poplins...hmm. Count me as a maybe.

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  7. I'm definitely interested! How soon do you want to start?

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  8. Yep, count me in although at the minute my top contender is a Lekala pattern with a flouncy back (http://www.lekala.co/catalog/coats/4176#model). Have fabric, interlining and lining, all washed and ready to go but now I'm petrified!

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    1. Don't be scared. We can sew in tasks to make the construction less daunting. Let's do it!

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  9. Hmmm...this is so tempting! A short version of this pattern would be very nice...hmm...

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  10. Not up for a trench right now, but I wish you all the very best!

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    1. Thanks Faye! After your Vera coat, I know you want to take a break.

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    1. Fabulously fearless Candice, I know you can knock out a trench. Come on girlie.

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