Tuesday, 23 September 2014
So, when I first saw this coat I barely gave it a passing glance...
But as a follower of the McCall Pattern Blog, it was brought to my attention and I began to admire it and appreciate it's detail.
This coat is just so not practical at all for my lifestyle. My kinda coat needs to be rainproof, windproof, trees and hedge-proof, brambleproof, bung in the washing machine proof, suitable to be worn with wellies proof, and all those other practical proofs you can possibly think of!
But it's the pattern that The McCall Pattern Company have chosen for their first Sewalong, of which I have decided to be brave and participate! I have made advanced level sewing patterns before but never a coat. I've made plenty of jackets in my time and OK I did make a coat once back in the 80's but it was with the assistance of my wonderful Mum and she even did the bound buttonholes for me.
The pattern arrived yesterday and OMG the instructions are intimidating! This is going to be one major task for me. But I am looking forward to it and it's done over a timeline of several weeks starting more or less as of now up until 17 November.
Next week is all about buying fabrics. I've already been on the hunt for mine and pretty much decided on THIS terracotta English Wool Coating
Meg from McCalls asked if I actually wanted an unlined coat made from wool, which made me think about that? Yet I can't find anything else in this colour that I like as much! And besides, for me, this is all about the challenge and participating and not about wearing it lol. I mean, can you really see me wearing this lovely coat with my wellies and woolly hat, being blown across the seafront...?!!
Wish me luck, I think I'm gonna need it...!
Happy Sewing :)
PS: anyone interested in taking part in the sewalong, check it out HERE it's not too late!