Slowvember… until December

One of the 2 projects I had picked for Slowvember was the Clare coat or the Kelly anorak by Closet Case patterns. I thought it would be best to take it slowly for such a difficult and involved piece. I took a lot of time cutting the pieces,  fabric and lining. Next step was to fuse the interfacing to the coat fully. I had partially fused interfacing to the entire piece of fabric before cutting the pieces.

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I then slowly started to assemble the pieces together, basting the darts before sewing them,  and generally taking my time to sew and to press well!

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I assembled the lining first because I thought that would be easier to manage.  Finally by the end of November, I had the outside of the coat and the lining. It was time to add the collar and to make it all into one single piece.

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I must admit I was dreading that part and I wasn’t sure I understood the explanations very well. I had to read quite a few times but that’s probably due to my lack of experience in coat making! In the end it worked well!

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Anyway the assembly of the coat to the lining came together a lot easier than I thought. My sewing machine struggled a little with top stitching all the way around the coat because of the number of layers in some places, particularly around the seams.20181231_152545

After I attached the lining and coat and I finished the hem, the final step was to hand sew the fasteners and for some unknown reasons, it took me a few weeks to finally do it…. but since this weekend,  this is all done and even the label has been sewn on!

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So my last finish for 2018, a brand new coat that I’m really proud to have managed to make… all by myself!

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Celine

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