Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tamara's Coat.... Finished at Last

Well here it is at last...Tamara's coat! ( made from pattern S2764 ).I'm so very glad to not only be finished,but to love it as well! I'm satisfied with the end result and confident that it will fit Tamara.I'm always so nervous that what I make won't fit and that's probably silly because I have Antoinette dialed to her measurements, but there's always that possibility.



I really like the lay of the collar on this garment.
The buttons were from my stash and came from Frenchy's, a local second hand store where I find great buttons.




It just happens too, that the back of the coat fits me perfectly so I'll be making this coat for myself after a major FBA and I may just leave out the front and back pleats too.



I had originally planned on making bound buttonholes for it but to save time I used my new sewing machine which makes very good buttonholes (knock on wood).Having said that, the bound ones would have been more professional looking.

My only doubt is whether DD will like the sleeves.She may find them a bit wide.




Have a look at the red satin lining.Isn't it pretty? You'll notice the facings are not made out of the coat fabric. I didn't have enough so I used a suit-weight linen instead.



I used a polyester silky houndstooth to make bias for the piping between the facings and lining



and the Hong Kong finish at the bottom of the facing.



I attached the lining to the bottom of the coat with a thread chain at each seam.



Although the coat is too small for me through the chest, I thought I'd include a pic of me wearing it because,DD will probably never send me a photo of her wearing it. So here it is! Let me know what you think.





If you're interested, I've published a tutorial entitled How to make Your Coat Look More Professional on my other blog,Diana's Sewing Lessons.

12 comments:

Sue said...

What a gorgeous coat. I'm sure your daughter's going to love it!
Thank you also for sharing the link to your Sewing Lessons blog. Wonderful!

The Sewing Loft said...

Beautiful coat, and that red lining is wonderful.

Vicki said...

Love it! I am rethinking some houndstooth fabric I have just put into the charity bag. Maybe I had better get it out and make someting up for my DD....

gwensews said...

Georgeous coat! I noticed right off that you matched the houndstooth perfectly. Fabulous lining too!

Julia said...

lovely! lucky Tamara!!!!! You did an awesome job on the inside as well as the outside. I love it.

Lori said...

Beautiful coat, thanks for all the details and the link to your sewing lessons blog.

Gail said...

Tamara is a lucky girl. I will definely have a peek at your sewing lessions when I get back from my travels.

Claudine said...

That is a gorgeous coat! I love the interior details, especially the piping at the facing/lining seam.

Tamara said...

Mum, love the coat and cannot wait to see the tote! You know how much I love to match. Thanks as always. Love you.

Tam

Jenny said...

Ooooh, so beautiful, and I enjoyed finding your other blog.

Cennetta said...

The coat is beautiful. I'm sure your DD will appreciate every stitch. Like you, I like the way the collar lays on this coat. BTW- you look great in the coat!

Dana said...

Gorgeous coat - inside and out!!