Thursday, January 1, 2009

Butterick 4665 , Altered

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I made this coat last year with the larger collar and I found myself not liking it and not wanting to wear it.
This morning, I was suppose to take down the Christmas tree first thing but somehow ended up in the Sewing room instead. I don't often get to alterations but I decided if I want to get back to my Swap sewing, I have to fix this coat .

It really didn't take me long to cut out, interface and sew the new collar ,which is from view C,D&E.I also made a fringe trim to match the trim on the pockets. I took out the old collar and sewed in the new, all in an hour and a half.

Here it is now and I like it so much better.

I found this great scarf in my closet which matches it perfectly.

I don't love this coat but I will definitely wear it more now than before.

Now on to taking down the Christmas tree.

Happy sewing from Diana!


Vicki said...

Happy New Year Diana! The coat looks fabulous with the scarf. It is a shame you don't "love it".

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Vicki and happy New Year!Don't you find that sometimes you love a fabric but don't succed in visualising it in the garment accurately? That's what happened with this one.

Shannon said...

Happy New Year!

Nice fix on your coat - it's too bad that you don't love it now - I think it looks great! I understand what you said to Vicki - sometimes the fantasy garment in the head doesn't quite turn into reality.

Alana said...

Impressive save!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana, the scarf looks really nice with the coat.
I think the after coat looks great too.

Tany said...

It looks great!! And I love it with the scarf!