My sewing challenge: Making the 1960s coat and bagging out the lining

May I proudly present my very first coat!  I actually finished it three months or so ago, but have been wearing it nonstop ever since.  These full-length photos were taken as soon as I got home yesterday evening – which also explains the natural light. This has long been a dressmaking ambition of mine, and…

On the blog: The finished Sunshine Coat, complete with lining!

So…drum roll please, here is the finished Sunshine Coat in all its glory!               Delivery took place on Sunday, and as you can see, my friend’s happiness matches the cheery combination of yellow and soft lavender!  It fits beautifully too – although I should remind you/note that the size…

Sneak peek at the Sunshine Coat!

A quickie this week as I am in the home stretch of my friend’s present; just the lining to attach before my work is done. The lining pieces have been cut out and pinned together – all that remains is to machine sew them together and insert the lining into the coat.  I will be…

Project Update: Sunshine Coat – and a little dressmaking prep

Yesterday was a soggy day in London town.  Deadlines have passed, I found myself overdue with the blog (sorry), and somehow I knew exactly which colour I’d most like to look at – and which project I’d most like to work on.  The past few days have been spent working on the Sunshine coat, and…

Project Update: Sunshine Coat and Pineapple Shawl

Happily, whilst on my recent break I managed to find time for my personal projects!  For the shawl, that wasn’t too difficult – part of my time away involved a couple of train journeys totalling nearly six hours, so there would’ve been something seriously wrong with me if I hadn’t managed to make a dent…