Sweet. I'm glad to see a few folks willing to jump into the "trenches" with me. I'll set up a separate blog in a couple of days and send out an invite to join.
BeccaA writes: "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."
I agree 100%. I'd love to have some company in the construction of this coat and that's why I'm glad many are interested in sewing along.
Niema writes: "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."
It was your minty fresh trench that started this! If you all haven't seen Niema's coat, check it out here.
Lisa Finley writes: I'm definitely interested! How soon do you want to start?
Yes. Let's talk timelines. I'd like to have my coat done by May. If we start soon, I think this is totally possible. I can suggest a timeline for sewing, but there is no obligation to follow it. Low bar, folks. Looooow bar. =)
Here's what I'm thinking:
Now - 15 Mar: gather pattern, fabric, and notions
15 Mar - 31 Mar: muslin and alterations
1 Apr - 30 Apr: sew and tell
Whaddaya think? Too long? Too short? Missing something?