Groundhog Day has come and gone, with the promise of an early Spring. Although I would love my sewing plans to be focused on pastel prints and flowy dresses, I live in Newfoundland and our early Spring could mean May. Therefore, my current sewing plans are all focused on winter sewing, in particular outerwear. I realized I had a problem once winter hit and I had no dress coats that fit me anymore. Anyone who knows me would understand how terrible this is because I LOVE a great coat! Eventually I even ventured to the local mall to buy one, but instead I was caught in the vortex of a sewist – “I could make that cheaper” or “I could make that better.” Needless to say, I left the mall without a coat and headed to the fabric store.
I have to admit that I haven’t made anything in the way of a warm weather coat before, but I have accumulated several patterns that I hoped I’d get a chance to try one day. Now these patterns have moved up the sewing queue!
Project 1:Simplicity 1254
On one of my last trips to the US, I picked up this beautiful Leanne Marshall pattern for a lined coat. Just check out that gorgeous oversized collar! I have a beautiful fabric I bought in London last Spring just waiting to be used for this pattern.
Project 2: Vogue 9157
Who doesn’t love a double breasted jacket! I am currently working on view B in a lovely navy blue wool, with a colourful surprise lining. I can’t wait to finish it so I can show you how lovely it’s turning out!
Project 3: Vogue 9288
WOW… I am a sucker for a cape. Our weather is probably a bit too nippy to wear a cape yet, but this will be my make for the Spring.
Project 4: Clare Coat by ClosetCase Patterns
Every pattern I’ve tried by ClosetCase I love, and I’m sure the Clare coat will be no exception. I really like the version with the side zipper.
So, now that I actually wrote all of that down, I am wondering if my plans may be too grandiose for the amount of time I have to sew. Lol. Off I go to get started!