McCall’s for the cold

Good evening y’all!…I’m sitting here debating on whether to start a new project; which is another dilemma because I want a new bag and dress at the same damn time….It’ll probably be a bag; I did have that idea first…..I want a new dress too…..I’ve been on the lookout for some Ankara and mud cloth pieces too but I haven’t found any of those yet either…If I had some of that I’d be making a skirt for sure….I’m already rambling huh? LOLOL! I got a lotta sewing ideas swirling and they don’t stop for nothing…so I decided to write about it!
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!

Side View….

Shot of the back…..

                                                      I like this part of the coat….its pretty cool…

                                         MsKRS’ McCall’s M7256 View A (minus the sleeve flounce)

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

2 thoughts on “McCall’s for the cold”

  1. ***شرکت نوين گيت***

    با سالها سابقه در طراحي ،اجرا و خدمات سيستمهاي درب اتوماتيک و راهبند
    فروش،نصب و راه اندازي و خدمات انواع درب اتوماتيک (درب سکشنالکرکره اتوماتيککرکره پنجرهدرب ريلي اتوماتيکجک پارکينگيکرکره شفافرول گيتر – انواع راهبند و درب اتوماتيک شيشه اي… )
    خدمات 24 ساعته و شبانه روزي حتي در تعطيلات رسمي
    مشاوره رايگان در تمامي مراحل

    درب اتوماتيک شيشه اي

    طراحي سايت

    نوين گيت

    تاجران آريا دلفين

    Aria Dolphin


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