Well, I have been doing a fair amount of sewing lately. Just not so much blogging!
Since I have a few new items done, it's time to get some pictures taken and share them. This morning I wore a garment I made to work, so I managed to ask a coworker to take a pic.
Here is my new coat!
This is a Burdastyle pattern #6989. It says "Super Easy" and it really was! The pattern calls for loden wool, but I wasn't about to cut up some expensive wool for an untested pattern.
There are pockets on seam that you can't see in this pic.
There were no reviews on patternreview.com. After a disappointing visit to JoAnne's, I ended up using a $10 blanket to make this coat. Yep, a TEN DOLLAR BLANKET!
The seams are not hemmed, so that makes it super easy and fast. But I think it would be nice to consider making this in other fabric and lining/hemming.
The pattern has two other options. A shorter jacket version, or a vest. (Pattern pic of vest here)
This coat might do well with some embellishment of some kind. It's simple and sewed up super fast. I'd like to find a fabulous fabric for the next version.
My pattern review is here: http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/92741
For now, I will enjoy staying warm in my wearable blanket!