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!