As soon as I saw this coat, I knew I had to make it. At Fabricville where I work, we are encouraged to make displays. Each of us has a budget allowance, so the items we sew must stay on display for two months then we can take them home. We must finish our displays within two weeks of taking the fabric, pattern,and notions home. It is a great incentive to sew .
I usually start my project at 9:00 in the morning and I only stop for an hour for lunch. In other words I regard it as a work- day. (except we only get a half hour lunch at the store.) By the way, I only work one day a week at Fabricville so I have lots of time to sew!
I chose a black quilted stretchy faux leather for my coat and it worked out very well,I think.
The inside of the fabric is a fleece.
I used the fleece as a design element.Instead of the facings, I simply turned the seam allowance and top-stitched. Before this, I serged all the pieces using only three needles and black wooly nylon in the upper looper for a nicer finish.I really like the result!
This is me in my Sandra Betzina coat looking at least 10 lbs. heavier than I really am! What's with that?
In any case this will be a great little coat for those cool fall and spring days. If you want to see more pictures, check out my Flickr site.