It is getting seriously Halloween up in this here
(more pictures of the jacket after the cut) –
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Seriously: these little ghoulish dolls (made by a friend; bought as gifts) are excellent). Like:
They are slaying me!
I’ve been making stuff for myself, too. Some tights:
My ladyfriend B. sent us a care package – including some Cotton + Steel fat quarters. DROOOLLness:
Remember this skeleton thread holder my daughter drew a while back? He’s back on duty – holding my hair products.
Herbet Pocket is being very witchy:
As promised: pictures of the car coat I made Nels. (plaid sewing tips here – last year’s sew-a-long).
I interfaced liberally – back yoke, front, cuffs, pocket positions. I lined the garment in a gold slipper satin and made him a little neckline logo from one of the games he likes to play:
I love the hang of this coat. There is no date on this old pattern – but I am guessing early 60s. It has a wonderful build – full but not boxy, and perfect for underlayering. I adore it so much I have been picking up other size ranges.
The collar. Due to the cut and piecing, it hangs open beautifully when the top snap is not affixed:
Silver snaps and long cuffs; side vents for comfort of wear:
I used a fine organic cotton to line the cuffs; it compliments the gold inner satin well:
Pockets – attached with precision by hand, and a strong fell stitch with waxed thread:
Back view: I should note – for FELLOW PLAID NERDS, that with this type of plaid it is not possible to have a pattern-symmetrical bias piece: If you wanted the back yoke on the bias and symmetrical, you could piece it with a seam down center back. The effect would be subtle but quite pleasing!
My son loves his coat. He told me it makes him feel special to put it on – and that it is very soft and smooth on the inside.