This is where we left off on my “Little” coat project.
Well, I will give you the bad news first. There was a terrible drama in part 4 of my coat! BUT the good news is that I think it happened for the best, and this project will emerge much better for the loss! What was the loss? About 2 weeks ago I decided to clean up and organize my sewing room a bit. I put scraps to toss in one bag, and all of the remaining pieces of my coat in another bag. Being the happy homemaker, I cleaned up my room to make it ready for part 4 and threw away what I “thought” was the bag of scraps. BUT GASP! IT WAS THE REST OF MY COAT! Once I discovered my mistake, the trash was gone. Never one to give up, I knew exactly what I needed to do to get out of this predicament. So, for the last 2 to 3 weeks I have been haunting the thrift shops looking for yet another wool sport coat. The color I had in mind was a dark shade of blue or teal and I FOUND IT YESTERDAY!
The picture does not do the color justice. It is a beautiful teal blue. This will actually solve a lot of problems for me. I will be able to use the pocket flaps of the teal coat as is and there will be no need to create new ones from the black scraps. Also, One of my side panels had this little problem. What you see next to the red pin is the remainder of the black pockets. I will be able to change this side panel under the arm to the teal color and take away this flaw.
My Sleeves will be in the teal color too. I am still deciding how to go with the back. and the bottom.
What have I learned from all of this drama? #1 If you want to make a winter coat start in the Spring LOL! I have got to get busy now, but I will leave you with my latest find. The dress below was only $5, tags still attached, and my perfect size. Don’tcha’ love it? I have paired it with leggings and boots. No refashion required.