New Coat

I like to finish most of my projects using my serger, I think that it gives a ready to wear finish to most of my clothing. However, since I’m currently without a serger, I’ve decided to work on somethng that doesn’t require overlocking – Burda World Of Fashion’s Short Coat.

I had picked the boucle fabric up at Joann’s quite awhile ago in the clearence section of the store (and 50% off of that price). I normally dislike working with boucle, but I think that it will really work with this coat, so I’m willing to put up with it’s down side!
Don’t forget about the Fabric Scrap ContestMelissa from Sew Green Blog has already entered in one item! I’ll be posting a contest gallery as the contest closes so everyone will have a chance to vote on their favorite – so keep those scrap projects coming.
Speaking of contests – Make and Craft have several Halloween contests running. Hack-o-Lantern, a costume, and decorations, gadgets and more, and a trick or treat contests run until Nov. 4, 1:59 p.m. EST and all have different prizes.

3 thoughts on “New Coat

  1. bernadette

    Love boucle. Your coat will be pretty! Although I agree it can be a pain to work with boucle. I notice some of the RTW makers fuse a knit underlining to the boucle to stabilize it. I once owned a boucle, RTW suit constructed that way. I loved that suit.
    A expert sewer (at G Street Fabrics) once demonstrated how to underline Chanel wool boucle fabric with silk chiffon to stabilize it!
    I went to weaving class on Saturday. Teacher and some onlookers liked my colors and the lightening bolt design I had woven into the sampler. We learned two more ways to change colors along a row plus how to include free-form, hill-shaped areas of color. Homework is to weave a circle design into our work.
    Stacy, you asked about time – it’s been taking me about 3 hours to weave just 4-6 inches in my own color-change designs. And the piece is only 6 inches wide! Of course, I am stopping, thinking, designing as I go, and correcting mistakes as best I can. I like my sampler so far. I wish there were more than just us two students in the Saturday class so I could see what others create since our teacher encourages us to experiment with each lesson.
    After class, I stopped off in DC to visit the Freer(Asian art) Museum of the Smithsonian. They were celebrating it’s 100th birthday. I got there in time for the speech and cake-cutting (and eating!) and also learned to make origami lotus flowers, which were so pretty.

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