I’ve been making quite a bit of cold weather stuff lately but I haven’t had time to talk about ’em just yet…In the last few weeks I’ve made a cape, and blazer, two cardigans (that my daughter claimed as her own), and the coat I’mma show yall in a few….all whipped up out of awesome pieces I snagged at my favorite Hancock’s Fabrics…..
The coat is a cute little McCall’s pattern ~ #M7256 I bought on sale a little while ago….I made View A; I left the sleeve flounce off because I didn’t really like it…I even cut it out and pinned in on because I sometimes change my mind about liking a feature but nahhhh not this time….I thought about lengthening the sleeves but I decided to leave them the length they were without the flounce…I had my cute bracelets in mind when I made up my mind about the quarter sleeves….I’ll model it soon with my arm candy (wink:wink)….
I made my new coat out of some pretty, lightweight tweed I had in my stash for a while…the tweed is a pretty light green…..the sleeves are denim…kinda wanted some contrast this go ’round….I also lined my new coat with some Periwinkle-colored linen I had definitely been hoarding…that linen made for a warm and comfy lining too…its a medium weight instead of the thinner, see-through ones….the tweed has lots of specks of colors and Periwinkle was one of ’em…the linen I used matched perfectly…I like when that happens!….the pictures don’t at all do the coat’s colors justice…I showed out with this one…although I believe I’ll be making a one or two more adjustments to it….
The pattern was surprisingly easy to sew because coats can be tricky sometimes….I like working with the fabrics too; they weren’t too unravel-y or slippery….and the pattern envelope didn’t even say “easy”….I often wonder do they mislabel the patterns sometimes….I swear every time one says easy its everything but….but when you think a pattern may be a challenge it turns out to be cool breeze….(shrugs shoulders)….Sewing’s like that sometimes…..Here’s a few pictures of the coat…When I wear it I’ll share it again….maybe the colors will pop in the natural sunlight….talk to you good folks soon!
I like this part of the coat….its pretty cool…
MsKRS’ McCall’s M7256 View A (minus the sleeve flounce)