The Make Den has a wonderful of collection of vintage and out of print patterns. I found my pattern at the vintage pattern store, Redcurlzs, on Etsy.
I decided to make my first coat so I signed up for Tailored Jackets. I had the opportunity to work with Cat. She is super fun to work with. She has fantastic experience in the industry and has a great deal of knowledge to share with you. You know those stressful times during a project? Well, she is so confident and relaxed that as a result, that attitude gets transferred to you!
So I found my boucle at Fabricland on the clearance table. There are reasons why bolts of fabric end up there! It was probably an acrylic mix. I loved the black, white and purple loops with a glittery silver yarn running through it.
I fused (interfaced) every piece of the garment before I began sewing. That took about three hours. As I began to handle the fabric it began to ravel at the edges – even with the fusing. The loops would occasionally get caught and spring out from the fabric too!
I was committed to the project so I stayed the course!
Every Project has a Silver Lining
I found silver Kasha lining at Affordable Textiles on Queen St. Kasha lining is flannel backed satin that adds warmth without bulk.
I couldn’t be more pleased. Check it out the pockets too!