Category Archives: Coats and jackets

A round-up and some plans

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To my pleasant surprise I managed to complete 25 sewing and knitting projects in 2016. As most of my crafting takes place in short increments of time, especially now that my daughter no longer naps during the day, I often feel like I get very little done. Well, apparently just spending half an hour here and there pays off and… Read more »

Butterick 5824: lining completed!

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This autumn has been filled with distractions, so sewing has been kind of slow. Nevertheless, today I managed to complete the lining of Butterick 5824 – the coat I first reported on in the beginning of last month. The coat’s construction is pretty straightforward. Cutting out all those huge pattern pieces on a single layer of fabric, on the other… Read more »

Short jacket update and coat in progress

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Firstly,  a short update on my autumn jacket. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was not entirely happy with the button placement, which was a result of me having only four suitable buttons. Friday last week, however, I passed by the nearest thrift-store and found a bunch of large faux tortoise buttons. Fortunately, I was wearing the jacket at the time,… Read more »

Completed at last: beaded autumn jacket

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Although it is still quite warm, autumn is clearly on its way. Last week, I cleaned out the closet, put away the summer clothes and brought the winter clothes up from the basement. And there it was again: that nearly-finished jacket that I started on in the summer of 2008 and that I failed to complete before the weather turned… Read more »