First Completed Sewing Project of 2014

ImageI started this coat back in 2011, but got stymied on the sleeves and collar, so it has sat in a corner waiting for me to come back and finish it. I finally got around to it, in time to wear it back East for the 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen of the 1860s Conference, and can I tell you, I’m so glad I did! It was quite cold for this thoroughly acclimatized transplant to the PacNW. I had completely forgotten how cold Eastern winters really are.

Details on the coat:

pattern: Vogue 8346 princess-seam winter coat

Materials: black wool outerwear fabric with a gaberdine weave, pink poly-mix quilted lining

modifications: added internal breast pocket with zipper, redrafted sleeve and collar patterns, raised armscye for better fit

Stay tuned for posts about the conference and my evening gown adventures.