I am so glad Blogger is back up and running. The only thing I am bummed about is that I had a scheduled post and now it is missing, so, I have to re-do this post.
The wool buffalo check coat is finished and I am thrilled with how it came out. There is a story behind this coat. My Mom came across a webpage on JCPenney and she called me and said this coat is totally you (they no longer have it on there website, but, I do have pictures).
I was taking a "Fashion Design" class with Sue and showed her the pictures. I absolutely loved the cut of the jacket, high wide collar, back vent and the design across the shoulders. We came up with the pattern, decided to make it a little bit bigger (so I can wear sweaters under it) and added extra buttons. I found the fabric at Hancock the buttons and interfacing at Joann. Also, this was going to be my final project (which we had to do a tailored jacket/coat) for "Sewing Like A Pro".
So, with a lot of hard-work, guidance, seam-ripping, and broken needles...here is my final project. I absolutely love it and want to say THANK YOU SUE!! You are an amazing teacher and friend. I also want to say THANK YOU MOM!! for leaving the sewing machine out when I was a kid and you would make our Halloween costumes and make me curious. Also, for teaching me how to sew pillows and recycling the valances into 9 pillows. You were so patient and I had so much fun learning from you.
I am linking up with these parties.
Have a wonderful day and weekend!!