Monday, October 20, 2008

Trench Coat S4084 for my Daughter-Finished



I finally finished my daughter's coat. It seemed to take forever and I'm really quite tired of making coats ,at least for now. I'm awfully happy that SWAP 2009 doesn't include a coat in any form!

Here it is. It turned out very well ,I think. I like it even better than mine.



I once again used a heavy linen which I washed and dried three times in hot water and a hot dryer respectively (a la Sandra Betzina ).

This time I limited my top-stitching to two rows instead of seven.



I lined it in a navy silk charmeuse which my daughter said felt very luxurious. I had enough of the silk to make her a scarf as well. I forgot to photograph the lining so this is the best I can do to show it.




I couldn't find buckles for the belt or sleeve bands that matched the red linen so I had to settle for buttons and carriers.

I'm very satisfied with the buttons. They are a perfect match.



If you like, you can go here to see all the details of the coat.

My husband and I travelled to Ottawa for a long weekend last week so I was able to take pictures of Tamara in her coat. It looks really good with the boots,Tamara!







13 comments:

Claire S. said...

Lucky daughter Diana, that's a beautiful coat and it looks wonderful on her.

Faye Lewis said...

Really nice trench!

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Claire and Faye.Tamara is a very good daughter and I'm lucky to have her.

Janene said...

What a great job on that trench. Your daughter wears it well.

Vicki said...

Beautiful! Lucky girl :))

paco peralta said...

Diana .- congratulations. is genial and her daughter looks divine. I love the use of the color red for this model. You spoke of the cloth and said that washed three times. that fabric is concerned? Cotton is?. I like the method used for the lining and the contrast of navy blue with red. her daughter can be happy, I'm sure. greetings from Barcelona with my best wishes. Paco

Claudine said...

Beautiful coat! You did a wonderful job and that's a great color for a trench coat. She'll wear it for years.

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Janene. Vicki, Paco and Claudine for the comments . I really appreciate hearing from you. Have a great day and Happy Sewing!, DIANA

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Absolutely beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I love the colour. Your daughter looks great in her jacket.

Tamara said...

Yes I am a lucky daughter! It is a beautiful coat and very warm. I will still wear my older one though because Mom made me a matching bag to go with that one...hint hint....LOL Thank Mom, love ya! Tam

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Ann and Tamara for commenting. Ann ,how is your coat coming along ? Is there a deadline? Tamara. A coordinating purse might be better for this one. Talk to you soon

Amy said...

I love the red! It's obvious that she likes it since she's hinting for a matching purse.

I left you an award over at my blog.

JuliaR said...

Fantastic! Wow, and a silk lining too. Whew. I will have to keep an eye out for that beautiful red trench and say hello in admiration if I do. Interestingly, I have enough of my boiled wool left over for a bag for me! Not sure what style to use however.