Friday, July 9, 2010
what have i made?
one of the first things that i made with my new baby lock quest plus sewing machine was this coat. i actually think that it came out quite fabulous. the pictures, taken with my iphone by my five-year old son, are a bit blurry but, i believe that you can get the idea. it is made of a thickly woven black hemp. it has a great weight but was hard to work with because the fabric very easily shreds. i wanted to do it in a wool but, honestly, the wools were too pricey. the pattern was made from a coat that one of the women in my sewing class had. our sewing teacher, russell, made the pattern from her original. we used the overlock machine, which i just adored, for the edging and the baby lock for the arm hole and side seams. so this is it, coat 1.