My latest project is another winter coat - although this time I'm using a pattern so hopefully I'll be finishing a bit sooner this time around... It's also a major stash buster - the shell, lining and interlining have all been loitering around the house for years now. The zippers are new, but all the rest has been waiting for its moment.
I found the pattern to be a good fit with almost no modifications - although I completely ignored the sizing chart and used the finished measurements instead. According to the instructions I should be in the size 10 and instead I cut out the 4 - Tasia put in a seriously enormous amount of ease. I'm also skipping the cuffs and adding couple inches to the sleeves - I like them to come half way down my hands.
|Uncinched - but fitting nicely.|
I'm using thinsulate as the interlining - the weather report is promising chilling temperatures, so I'm turning this into a cozy parka. It was originally part of my first attempt at making a coat than ended up getting abandoned when the waterproof fabric for the shell ended up being an absolute pain to work with.
|Thinsulate fun times|
Going to enjoy watching your progress in this! I've been meaning to make this for a good long time now....maybe I'll get around to it, but in the meantime I shall enjoy your journey!!ReplyDelete
thanks - I'm hoping this will let me vanquish the thinsulate, so it will stop sitting there, being an expensive mistake taking up an enormous amount of space on my shelves.Delete
I like my coats to have more ease. Then you can fit extra layers under them. Of course, I'm guessing it's warmer where you are.Delete
Not really - Philly and DC are both in the low 20s all week. However, I do have a giant puffy coat for when I need ten thousand layers and this should be able to fit my normal daily polar fleece underneath - so think happy thoughts.Delete
I love my Minoru - I can't wait to see how you add the outside pockets, because I'll definitely be adding those to my next version!ReplyDelete
post on demand - pocket design just got posted. :)Delete