Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Trench Coat -Finished

I finally finished my trench coat! I like to enjoy the process,so I took my time and payed attention to details.There was a ton of top stitching which I usually try to avoid,because I don't do it well.However,I've decided the only way to improve is with more practice. I found this fabric in the home decor section of Hancock Fabrics a year ago with the intent to make a jacket of some sort,but it got lost in the stash pile.I know it's a little busy but I really like it. When I saw this McCall's pattern,I knew I had to dig the fabric up. I made the beige coat on the pattern envelope. I recently got a job,so I'm no longer a SAHM. I wasn't able to spend as much time sewing as I like. So whenever I did get some sewing time in,I really wanted to make it count. This is the first finished project of 2008. My wardrobe makeover is well underway.

In keeping with one of my sewing goals,I learned a new technique.The Hong Kong facing technique is a method of covering the inside edge of a facing. It's one of those little details that make garments look professional inside.See the little satin edge.

I learned this technique from the book, Power Sewing Step By Step by Sandra Betzina. It's a great book to have in your sewing library.

12 comments:

Adrienne said...

Yay you for trying a new technique! Love that fabric!

Debbie Cook said...

FanTAStic trench! I love it!! It looks wonderful on you. Congrats on the new job too.

merry-one said...

Love the trench. Macy's has a similar version (shorter) that I just saw.

narcissaqtpie said...

Truly fab! Way to go on learning a new technique.

Amy said...

Too busy? No way! That trench is wonderful!!

So Sew Lost said...

Wow love the trench and it looks great on you!

KimT said...

the coat is awesome!!!!!!

Faye Lewis said...

LOVE YOUR TRENCH, and the fact that you finish what you start! I can't wait to see the coat in person. What type of fabric is it made of?

toni said...

That coat is a perfect way to kick off your new wardrobe. You did a great job!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Ohmygosh is that just amazing! You look fantastic in that trench and taking your time was definitely a good thing!

Cennetta said...

Love the trench. Chic, mama, chic!

007gurl said...

I love the coat and the fabric is fabulous!!!