***Oops! I meant to schedule this, not actually post it! Merry Christmas, everyone!!!***
It’s supposed to be winter here.. but instead, grass is starting to grow, and I’m frolicking around in my newest coatigan!
This latest version is a puffy quilted knit, which has quite a lot of stuffing in between soft cottony layers. (It’s stinks when pressed though, so there’s plenty of synthetic in there.) I’d been eyeing this admittedly batsh*t fabric until Heather Lou posted her amazing Sydney jacket in a very similar knit! Of course, her cream version is subtle and elegant, whereas hot pink with lizard quilting was never going to be anything but bold!
BUT – Can you guess which pattern I’ve used???? Here’s a hint: I’ve blogged 3 in recent weeks. Yup, it’s a Sew Over It Ultimate shift dress, slashed up the middle to make it into a coat! The pattern I’d been using was traced off a RTW sweater, so it didn’t have darts. I think this one is a better fit!
Here is it inside out, so you can see the construction:
I raised the neckline a little in the front and back, then cut some facings to match. The hem is just folded up. You can also see that I draw my darts on in Crayola marker! Cheap and easy, and it will wash out eventually.
I’d like to add a hook and eye at the waist (like my original RTW coatigan has) so that I’ve got the option of a more structured coat look. I’ve worn all my versions quite a bit, and I think this will be great in spring!
Next on my sewing list is a few pairs of jeans – these ones I made last year are fading and getting baggy! Do you have anything you are hoping to sew before Christmas vacation ends?