Finished these great wool pants late last night, they are a part of my mini wardrobe for Pattern Review’s contest. See this post.
Read the review here
Well I love them, they fit great and the fabric is so nice. Its a lightweight wool suiting that I got years ago from the Pendelton Mill Ends Store in Milwaukie OR. It’s very luxurious. They are very flattering, I especially like the flat front pockets and the curved waistband. Here are some detail photos.
And the back pockets close up
I’m off to sew up the jacket and the top to complete my wardrobe. My top is almost done and the jacket needs hemming and a lining. 3 days to go so I am going to have to power sew to finish. Wish me luck!
I just joined this sewalong. I have been working on a pinterest reference board here for sewing a Chanel type jacket.I have my fabric- a beautiful black boucle fabric with a lovely silk charmuse lining- also black. I still need buttons, and trim. I am thinking about making my own braided trim. The jacket I am using for inspiration is the one above on the bottom right .
I joined Pattern Review’s mini wardrobe contest. Here is my storyboard
I am currently sewing the jacket.
Took it out for a river walk today- I think this is my new favorite dress
I am currently working on a mens pea coat for my son. I was inspired by this great blog.
I have been doing lots of research because I want to use tailoring techniques in the coat. This will be a first for me. I have never tailored a coat before. It shaping up to be a big project. So far I have gathered my materials and made a first muslin. I will be using this pattern It’s from this book. It’s really just for the pattern as all the instructions are in Japanese. Beautiful coats though!!
I will be using this book to help me with the tailoring.
Here’s a list of my supplies.
- 3 yards boiled wool coating - fashion fabrics club
- 3 yards Bemberg Ambiance lining Joanns ( available online at fashion fabrics club)
- 1 yard hair canvas-available here (great tailoring resource!)
- 1 yard wigan (see hair canvas link for source)
- 1 yard Burberry plaid twill (for the lining upper back and pockets)
- 1/4 yard silk organza
- 8 – 1 1/8 inch buttons
- silk buttonhole twist
I was able to source some of my supplies locally but I wanted to included online sources here for any readers who might not live near good sewing stores. Where I live it’s mostly just Joann’s fabrics which is not the best- but they did have the bemberg, and the wool felt for the undercollar as well as threads needles, wax etc. I also have a small local independent shop that had hair canvas and shoulder pads as well as silk organza (for the pocket welt facing).
Some online resources for coat sewing
- The Great Coat Sewalong
- Tany’s Orwell coat
- Gertie’s Lady Grey Sewalong
- Sewaholic’s coat posts
- Two on Two Off’s useful post about interafcing
Here’s my visual list of inspiration garments to sew this fall/winter. Pretty ambitious I know. Well I find this format allows me to remember and reference my goals, hopefully increasing the possiblity of actually finishing them! Some of these are already in progress, like the scarf and bag. Most all I have fabric for.