I know that it’s hard to make out what exactly the picture above is. But, what you are seeing, is my short coat in progress. SLOW progress.
Why so slow? First off, the directions suggest interfacing most of the pieces of the coat (aside from the collar, pocket flaps etc. which require a stiffer interfacing) with a lightweight style. I had contemplated using a chiffon that Bernadette had suggested here, but couldn’t find any at the store I was at. I also contemplated not interfacing it at all, but after holding the boucle up, I realized it was too ‘floppy’ without some.
Speaking of those directions….. I’m only through the first section, but wow! I’m having to re-read them several times to understand what exactly they are meaning. I think that they are very sparse. Maybe it’s because when I make a top (or even some pants), I have a better feel for what I should be doing, but in jackets – it seems like there are so many things that could be going on, I get confused! I did manage to make the front and side panel pieces with the pocket, now if I can make it though the collar o.k., I’m set!
Contest Update – Just incase you haven’t visited the Fabric Leftovers Contest Gallery page recently, there have been a couple new postings of completed scrap projects. There’s still one more week to enter before voting begins!