(Partly) Stitched Up: Two Blouses

The Coat of Dreams is on pause: partly because I was unwell over New Year and lost momentum, and partly because it hasn’t been cold!  So far, a warm winter coat hasn’t been needed overall – an extra layer has been the charm.  It’s much too soon for me to forget about the April snowfall…

Coat of Dreams | Interlining Construction

My final, if not penultimate, post of the year is an update on my Lagan coat! It’s slightly later than planned, but I’m pleased to say that some progress has been made. I decided to begin with the interlining – the floating layer of cotton/wool that I bought from Croft Mill – so that it…

Coat of Dreams | All About Linings

I’m glad to tell you that, after a bit of deliberation, I have found all the fabric and haby I’ll need for the Lagan coat!  Today I’ll talk about the various linings I plan to use for construction. Last month I mentioned that I didn’t want to use fusible interfacings, so I took myself off…

Coat of Dreams | Lagan by Itch to Stitch

Almost a decade ago, I went into Simply Fabrics and picked up some beautiful wool coating fabric. I did what some people don’t recommend: stashing fabric with no real plans for it. What these people don’t understand is that sometimes things happen on their own schedule, and that you have to be alert to opportunities….

Summer Sewing

I am taking a break this August, but part of that involves some personal sewing. I haven’t had time for it these past few months – newsletter readers will know that I’ve been well into preparing AW patterns for release – but I’ve really missed writing pattern reviews. The last one was the Arenite pants…